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June 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

The New Normal by Ed Blyth

There is much discussion as to how the Coronavirus crisis will change the way we live, shop, and work. Fundamentally though, what we are adapting to is risk, and how…
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May 13, 2020 in News & Media

Laura Preng Interviews with David Ramsden-Wood

Join our Partner, Laura Preng, as she interviews with David Ramsden-Wood to discuss what executive search firms are looking for when they view your resume and LinkedIn profile. Whether your in transition or…
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An Interview with David Preng

People On the Move

Texas A&M Foundation * Placement

Michael Pia was appointed as Chief Investment 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.

Enservco Corp.

Richard A. Murphy was appointed as Executive Chairman and Principal Executive Officer.

PPL Corporation

Vincent Sorgi was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Montage Resources Corporation

Matthew Rucker was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Blue Water Petroleum Corp.

Andrew Osichnuk was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Director, Secretary and Treasurer.

Grizzly Energy * Placement

Stephen W. Herod was appointed as Chief Executive 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.

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Linda DuCharme was appointed as President of Upstream.

Shawcor Ltd.

Alan Hibben was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Targa Resources Corp.

Lindsey M. Cooksen was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Sustainable Power Group, LLC

Michael Belikoff was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Enbridge Inc.

Patrick R. Murray was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

Rhino GP LLC.

Thomas L. Fairfield was appointed as Chief Restructuring Officer.

DB Energy Assets, LLC.

Gary Fromer was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Falcon Minerals Corporation

Claire Harvey was appointed to the Board of Directors.

BP America Inc.

David C. Lawler was appointed as Chairman and President.

Summit Midstream Partners

Robert J. McNally and Marguerite Woung-Chapman were appointed to the Board of Directors.

OVINTIV Inc.

Peter A. Dea was appointed as the Chairman of the Board.

Basic Energy Services

Adam Hurley was promoted to EVP, Operations.

Basic Energy Services

James Newman was appointed as SVP, Agua Libre Midstream.

Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

Danielle Mulligan was promoted Assistant Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

PetroShale Inc.

Gary D. Reaves was appointed to the Board of Directors.

USA Compression Partners

Eric A. Scheller was appointed as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Murphy Oil Corp

E. Ted Botner was promoted to Senior Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

HollyFrontier Corp.

Indira Agarwal was promoted to Vice President Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

Bonterra Energy Corp.

Jacqueline R. Ricci and John J Campbell were appointed to the Board of Director.

Norwegian Energy Company ASA

David B. Cook was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

ConocoPhillips

William Bullock, Jr. was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Core Laboratories N.V.

Harvey Klingensmith and and Monique Van Dijken Eeuwijk were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Ascent Resources

Brooks M. Shughart was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Keyera Corp

Eileen Marikar was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

High Arctic Energy Services Inc.

Christopher C. Ames was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Kris Energy

Joanne Ang was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Battalion Oil Corp.

Jonathan D. Barrett was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

William Albrecht was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

HollyFrontier Corp.

Bruce A. Lerner was appointed as President, Lubricants & Specialties.

American Water Works Company, Inc.

William Varley was appointed as Chief Growth Officer.

Baker Hughes

Cynthia B. Carroll and Nelda J. Connors were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Dril-Quip

Jeffrey Bird was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Dril-Quip

Raj Kumar was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Bristow

Chris Bradshaw was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Shawcor Ltd.

Lisa J. Bahash was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.

Neal Lux was appointed as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

James A. Ajello was appointed to the Board of Directors.

WaterBridge Resources

Steven Jones and Jason Long were appointed Co-Presidents.

Imperial Oil Limited 

S.P. (Simon) Younger was appointed as Senior Vice President, Upstream.

TOTAL S.A.

Jerome Contamine was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Enerplus Corporation

Hillary A. Foulkes was appointed to the Board of Directors.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

David J. Lesar and Barry T. Smitherman were appointed to the Board of Directors.

SAExploration Holdings, Inc.

John Simmons will be appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Marathon Oil Corporation

Mike Henderson was appointed as Senior Vice President of Operations.

TC Energy Corporation

Michael Culbert, Susan Jones, and David MacNaughton were appointed to the Board of Directors.

American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Risch Senior was appointed as Vice President and Chief Information & Technology Officer.

PJM Interconnection, LLC * Placement

Nigeria Poole Bloczynski was appointed as Chief Risk Officer.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum * Placement

Ian Weatherdon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Baytex Energy Corp. * Placement

Donald G. Hrap was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pacificorp 

Chad Teply was appointed as Senior Vice President of Project Execution.

Westwater Resources, Inc.

Deborah A. Peacock was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Xcel Energy

Amanda Rome was appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel.

Secure Energy Services Inc.

Marion Burnyeat was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Arrow Exploration Corp.

Joe McFarlane was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Riviera Resources, Inc.

Thanasi Skafidas was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Equinor

Tim Dodson was appointed as Vice President of Strategy Execution.

Entergy Corporation

Marlon Merritt was promoted to Vice President of Continuous Improvement.

SeekOps Inc.

Jim Rutherford was appointed as the Vice President of Engineering.

Tullow Oil Plc.

Rahul Dhir was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Chad Teply was appointed as Senior Vice President of Project Execution.

KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc.

John Collins was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc.

Tom McCaffrey was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

CVR Energy, Inc.

Jaffrey A. Fireston was appointed to the Board of Directors.

DMC Global Inc.

John Scheatzle was appointed as President of NobelClad.

Revo Testing Technologies, LLC

Alex Bergman was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Columbus Energy Ltd.

Glen Macdonald was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Arrow Exploration Corp.

Joe McFarlane was appointed as Vice President, Finance, and Director.

Arrow Exploration Corp.

Marshall Abbott was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Ascent Resources Plc.

Andrew Dennan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Delek US Holdings, Inc.

Reuven Spiegel was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc.

David Reid was appointed as Chief Technology Officer.

Centaurus Energy Inc.

Steven Balsam was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Petrus Resources Ltd.

Chris Graham was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

WEC Energy Group

Xia Liu was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Antero Resources Corporation

Jacqueline C. Mutschler was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Occidental Petroleum

Robert Peterson was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

SandRidge Energy, Inc.

Carl F. Giesler, Jr. was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Diamondback Energy, Inc.

Stephanie K. Mains and Vincent K. Brooks were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Patterson-UTI

Curtis W. Huff was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman.

Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk

Sergey Andrianov was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Nine Energy Service, Inc.

Guy Sirkes was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Equitrans Midstream Corporation

Patricia K. Collawn was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.

Michael Mcanearney was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Antero Midstream Corporation

Janine J. McArdle was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Global Atomic Corporation

Ronald S. Halas was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

GulfMark Energy, Inc.

Greg L. Mills was appointed as President.

Basic Energy Services, Inc.

Lawrence First, Ross Solomon, and Derek Jeong were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc.

Sead Hamzagic was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Samson Oil & Gas

Tristan Farel was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Seadrill Partners

John T. Roche was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Petroteq Energy Inc.

James Fuller was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Ranger Energy Services, Inc.

Byron A. Dunn was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Edgewater Midstream, LLC

David Anders was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Pacific Ethanol, Inc.

Winston Mar was appointed as Chief Restructuring Officer.

Key Energy Services, Inc.

J. Marshall Dodson was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Antero Midstream Corporation

Sheri Pearce was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer.

Atmos Energy Corporation

Franklin H. Yoho was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Centaurus Energy Inc.

David D. Tawil and Steven Azarbad were appointed to the Board of Directors.

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