Rathel Whittaker, a reservoir engineering advisor, has been with Rosetta Resources for the past five years since his early retirement from ExxonMobil in 2006 after 26 years of service. Although he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Prairie View A&M University in mechanical engineering, his entire professional career has been in the field of petroleum engineering. During his time with ExxonMobil, he has had various positions on both the technical and supervisory ladders in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Colorado as well as internationally in Nigeria and Angola, West Africa. He attends the New Light Christian Center Church in Houston, Texas, President of the Christian Business and Professional Organization and is a member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He has one son, Rathel Whittaker II, and is happily married to the former Carolyn Slater, his collegiate sweetheart.