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January 6, 2020 in News & Media

Energy Business Strategies: Composing The Board Of The Future

David Preng's article the Hart Energy Oil & Gas Journal January 2020 issue provides insight into the composition and requirements of energy boards in 2020 and beyond.
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January 6, 2020 in News & Media

David Preng On Recognizing Future Leaders

David Preng, founder and president, Preng & Associates discusses the 2019 class of Oil and Gas Investor's Forty under 40. Read More & See Video
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Grizzly Energy * Placement

Stephen W. Herod was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

EQT Corporation * Placement

Lydia Beebe, Lee Canaan, and Hallie Vanderhider have joined the Board of Directors.

Occidental Petroleum * Placement

Robert M. Shearer was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Paradigm Drilling Services

Kevin Langan was appointed as Managing Director.

NextEra Energy, Inc.

David L. Porges was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Idaho Power Company

Lisa A. Grow was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

NACCO Industries, Inc.

Roger F. Rankin was appointed to the Board of Directors.

PJM Interconnection, LLC * Placement

Nigeria Poole Bloczynski was appointed as Chief Risk Officer.

Castleton Resources LLC. * Placement

Christopher “Chris” Wayne Migura was appointed as General Counsel.

Saulsbury Industries * Placement

Dennis Chismar was appointed as SVP, Business Development & Marketing.

Amazing Energy Technologies, LLC

Mark Moss was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc.

Kim Proctor was appointed as Principal Accounting Officer.

PJM Interconnection, LLC

Lisa M. Drauschak was promoted to CFO and Treasurer.

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

Eva Zlotnicka was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gulfport Energy Corporation

Valerie Jochen was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Victoria Oil & Gas Plc.

Robert Collins was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Resource Generation Ltd.

Brian Harvey was appointed as Chief Finance Officer.

Leeward Renewable Energy

Mary Doswell was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Tallgrass Energy, LP

Damon Daniels was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer.

ARC Resources Ltd.

Kris Bibby was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

SDX Energy Plc.

Catherine Stalker was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Keyera Corp.

Dean Setoguchi was appointed as President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Peabody Energy Corp.

David Miller, Samantha Algaze and Darren Yeates were appointed to the Board of Directors.

PetroChina Company

Dai Houliang and Lv Bo were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Equitrans Midstream Corp.

Sarah M. Barpoulis and D. Mark Leland were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Fremont Petroleum Corp.

Andy Lydyard was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Approved Oil Co. Of Brooklyn, Inc.

Leonard Camporeale was appointed as National Wholesale Director.

Mexico Pacific Ltd.

Douglas Shanda was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Arrow Exploration Corp.

Tim de Freitas, Gustavo Barguil, and Brian Hearst were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Worley Ltd.

Chris Ashton was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. * Placement

Amy Nelson was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum * Placement

Ian Weatherdon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

W. Randall Fowler was appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer.

Earthstone Energy, Inc.

Robert J. Anderson was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Core Laboratories

Lawrence Bruno was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.

Unitil Corporation

Winfield S. Brown was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Oilfield Water Logistics LLC

Jennifer Owen Reid was appointed as In-House Counsel and Director of Land.

Berry Petroleum Corporation

Danielle Hunter was appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Pressure Technologies Plc.

Tim Cooper was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

Scott Obermeier was promoted to Executive Vice President, Commercial.

VAALCO Energy, Inc.

William R. Thomas was appointed as President.

Valero Energy Corp.

Eric D. Mullins was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Valero Energy Corp.

Eric Fisher was promoted to SVP, Wholesale Marketing and International Commercial Operations.

Valero Energy Corp.

Gary Simmons was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Valero Energy Corp.

Lane Riggs was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Camber Energy, Inc

James Doris was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Aqua America Inc.

Kari Bennett was appointed as President of Aqua Indiana.

Stabilis Energy Inc.

Forrest Marsh was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Northstar Midstream

Jon A. (Jack) Hamel was appointed as Senior Vice President of Technical Services.

Talos Energy Inc.

Robert “Bob” Abendschein was appointed as Executive Vice President and Head of Operations.

Pressure Technologies Plc.

Sir Roy Gardner was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Oceaneering International, Inc.

Earl Childress was appointed as Senior Vice President, Business Development.

PNM Resources, Inc.

Don Tarry was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

PNM Resources, Inc.

Chuck Eldred was appointed as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Finance.

Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Deneen Donnley was appointed as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Pure Cycle Corp.

Jeffrey Sheets was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Emerge Energy Services LP

Vanessa Gomez LaGatta was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Sensor Technologies Corp.

Alex MacKay was appointed to the Board of Directors.

BP Plc.

Murray Auchincloss was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Oilfield Water Logistics, LLC

Price Moncrief was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Active Energy Group Plc.

Max Aitken and Jason Zimmermann were appointed to the Board of Directors.

PetroNeft Resources Plc.

Pavel Tetyakov and Daria Shaftelskaya were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc.

Chad L. Stephens was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Entergy Corporation

Kathryn Collins was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

John Wood Group Plc.

Birgitte Brinch Madsen was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Enerplus Corporation

Wade Hutchings was appointed as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

ARROW Exploration Corp.

Anthony Zaidi was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

PDC Energy, Inc

Lynn A. Peterson and Paul J. Korus were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd.

Carlos Escribano was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Coro Energy Plc.

Nick Cooper was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Quadrise Fuels International Plc.

Jason Miles was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Quadrise Fuels International Plc.

Mark Whittle was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

CGX Energy Inc.

Gabriel De Alba was appointed as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Vaquero Midstream LLC

Clayton J. Hewett was appointed as Executive Vice President of Engineering.

Tallgrass Energy, LP

Gary D. Watkins was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Xcel Energy Inc.

James W. Sample was appointed as Vice President, Chief Security Officer.

Era Group Inc.

David Stepanek was appointed as Senior Vice President, Business Development.

Riviera Resources, Inc.

Joseph A. Mills was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Tgs-Nopec Geophysical Company

Scott Michell was appointed as Senior Vice President of Imaging.

Arizona Public Service Company

James R. Hatfield was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

Arizona Public Service Company

Theodore N. Geisler was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Arizona Public Service Company

Daniel T. Froetscher was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Silk Energy Ltd.

Bryan Emslie was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Parsley Energy, Inc.

S. Wil VanLoh, Jr. and Jim Kleckner were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Seadrill Partners LLC

Anthony R. Horton was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Lionrai Investments No.2 Ltd.

Rajiv Khakar was appointed as Director.

U.S. Silica

Brad Casper was promoted to President.

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