- Lee K. Boothby
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Gary D. Packer
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
- Larry S. Massaro
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
- George T. Dunn
Senior Vice President - Development
- John H. Jasek
Senior Vice President - Operations
- Stephen C. Campbell
Vice President - Investor Relations
- W. Allen Donaldson
Vice President - Exploration
- George W. Fairchild Jr.
Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary
- Edward L. Haas
Vice President - Production
- Joseph B. Johnson
Vice President - Drilling
- Chris J. Malan
Vice President - Land
- Valerie A. Mitchell
Vice President – Mid-Continent
- Susan G. Riggs
- Thomas M. Smouse
Vice President – Administration and Human Resources
- Matthew R. Vezza
Vice President - Western Region
- Timothy D. Yang
- James T. Zernell
Vice President - Completions
- William D. Schneider
Lee K. Boothby
was named Chairman at the Company's Annual Meeting in May 2010. He was previously named Chief Executive Officer at the Company's Annual Meeting in May 2009. He also was elected by Newfield's stockholders as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. The Board previously named Boothby to the role of President in February 2009. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President - Acquisitions and Business Development. From 2002 - 2007, he was Vice President - Mid-Continent. Boothby was responsible for leading Newfield's development of the growing Woodford Shale Play in southeastern Oklahoma, along with other resource plays that have led to this division's significant growth. From 1999-2001, Boothby was Managing Director - Newfield Exploration Australia Ltd. and managed the Company's operations in the Timor Sea, (divested in 2003) from Perth, Australia. Prior to joining Newfield in 1999, Boothby worked for Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company. He serves as an executive committee member and treasurer on the board of ANGA (America's Natural Gas Alliance) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). In June 2011, he was named Chairman of the Board of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC). He is a member of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Committee and also is a member of Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He holds a degree in petroleum engineering from LSU and an M.B.A. from Rice University.
Gary D. Packer
has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2009. Previously, he was Vice President - Rocky Mountains where he founded Newfield's business in Denver, CO. Before managing the Company's operations in the Rockies, he was Manager of Acquisitions and Development in the Gulf of Mexico and was instrumental in the success of the Company's Gulf operations. Packer joined the Company in 1995. Prior to Newfield, Packer worked for Amerada Hess in both the Rocky Mountain and Gulf of Mexico divisions. He also worked for Tenneco Oil Company. He is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. Packer serves on the boards of Bennu Oil & Gas, LLC, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, a non-profit organization that provides equine therapy to special needs children.
Larry S. Massaro
was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2013. Massaro joined Newfield’s management team in March 2011 as Vice President of Corporate Development where he was responsible for the Company’s business development, strategic planning, acquisitions and divestitures and commodity hedging. Prior to joining Newfield, he was a Managing Director at JP Morgan in its oil and gas investment banking group. He has held a number of management and professional positions at various companies including Amerada Hess and British Petroleum. Massaro holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
George T. Dunn
is Senior Vice President – Development. Dunn, who has been with Newfield for more than 20 years is responsible for managing the Land, Drilling, Production and Reservoir functions. Previously, he served as Vice President - Mid-Continent where he led a team that continues the development of the Woodford Shale and other resource plays in the region. Dunn also served as Vice President - Gulf Coast where he led the division in the development of joint ventures to expand operations in south Texas. Prior to this position, he was General Manager – Gulf Coast. Dunn took over responsibility for the onshore Gulf Coast effort in mid-2001 and was responsible for the integration of the Company's acquisition of EEX Corporation and the resulting growth. Before managing the Gulf Coast operations, Dunn was the general manager of Newfield's Western Gulf of Mexico division. Prior to joining Newfield in 1992, Dunn was employed by Meridian Oil Company and Tenneco Oil Company. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). Dunn holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
John H. Jasek
is Senior Vice President – Operations. Jasek was named to this position in October 2014 and is responsible for optimizing operational performance and exploiting best practices across Newfield’s assets. He previously served as Vice President – Onshore Gulf Coast. Jasek also held the role of Vice President, Gulf of Mexico, leading the Company's Gulf of Mexico team. Prior to joining Newfield in 2000 as a reservoir engineer, Jasek worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Amoco Production Company. Jasek is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.
Stephen C. Campbell
is Newfield's Vice President - Investor Relations. Campbell joined Newfield in 1999 and prior to his current position had served as Manager - Investor Relations. Campbell joined Newfield in 1999 after working in investor relations for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He is a member of the Petroleum Investor Relations Association, the National Investor Relations Institute, the Public Relations Society of America and the Texas Public Relations Association. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
W. Allen Donaldson
is Vice President – Exploration. He previously served as Corporate Exploration Manager. Donaldson joined Newfield in 2009 as exploration manager for the Mid-Continent Business Unit. He came to Newfield from BP America where he held several leadership positions including resource manager for the Arkoma Asset in Oklahoma. Donaldson holds a B.S. in geology and an M.S. in oil and gas exploration from West Texas State University. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, Society of Petroleum Engineers and Panhandle and Tulsa Geological Societies.
George W. Fairchild Jr.
is Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Fairchild joined Newfield in 2012 as Corporate Controller. Fairchild came to Newfield from Sheridan Production Company where he served as Controller and managed all aspects of the accounting and reporting function. Prior to this, he worked for Davis Petroleum where he served as Vice President and Controller. Fairchild also worked for Burlington Resources as Manager of internal audit and then as Senior Manager of accounting policy and research. Before joining Burlington, he was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1993 to 2000. Fairchild holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Texas in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Edward L. Haas
was named Vice President - Production in August 2014. Haas, who has been with Newfield since 2000, is responsible for optimizing production growth across the Company’s assets, capturing and implementing best practices throughout the organization and ensuring safe and efficient production operations. During his time with the Company, Haas has served in a variety of production roles including Corporate Production Manager, Deepwater Production Manager and Production Engineer for the Western Gulf of Mexico. Prior to joining Newfield, Haas held various technical and management positions at Anadarko Petroleum where he began his career. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a previous Chairman of Clean Gulf Associates. Haas holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Joseph B. Johnson
is Vice President – Drilling. Johnson joined Newfield in 2004. He previously served as General Manager, Operations, for Newfield’s Rocky Mountain Business Unit. Prior to that, Johnson held the position of Drilling and Operations manager for the Mid-Continent and Appalachian Regional Business Units. Before joining Newfield, Johnson worked for Phillips Petroleum, Amoco Production and BP Amoco residing in the U.S., Canada, Norway, England, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago and China. Johnson holds a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Chris J. Malan
is Vice President, Land, and is responsible for managing both land and land administration departments at Newfield. He joined Newfield in May 2013. Prior to joining Newfield, Malan was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Summit Energy Companies where he was responsible for the land and legal departments as well as business development, acquisitions and divestitures. From 1992 to 2012, Malan held a variety of leadership roles with Flying J Inc. These responsibilities included managing the land and legal departments, serving on the Board of Directors of Flying J Oil & Gas Inc. and as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Malan has been active in several professional organizations including Utah Association of Professional Landmen, Montana Petroleum Association Board of Directors and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He is a graduate of Weber State University and holds a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law.
Valerie A. Mitchell
was named Vice President – Mid-Continent in January 2015. She is responsible for driving development of Newfield’s foundational asset—the Anadarko Basin which includes the SCOOP, STACK and Springer plays. Mitchell, who joined the company in 2004 as a reservoir engineer in the Onshore Gulf Coast region has served in a variety of leadership roles throughout her tenure at Newfield including vice president – corporate development; general manager, Mid-Continent; and asset manager for the Mid-Continent region. She also held the positions of business development manager for Onshore Gulf Coast and as the asset lead for the Mid-Continent Granite Wash and Arkoma Woodford teams. Prior to joining Newfield, Mitchell held various technical and management positions at Coastal, El Paso and Shell Oil where she began her career. She is a member of several industry organizations including Oklahoma Independent Producers Association and Society of Petroleum Engineers—previous chairman and program chair of the Southwest Texas Section. Mitchell holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Susan G. Riggs
is Treasurer. Riggs joined Newfield in 1997 as a Financial Analyst. Before this, she was Treasurer/Controller of The Huffco Group. She holds a B.B.A. degree in Accounting and M.S. degree in Professional Accounting from The University of Texas. She is a Certified Public Accountant, member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association for Financial Professionals.
Thomas M. Smouse
is Vice President – Administration and Human Resources. Smouse recently joined Newfield from Noble Energy where he served as Human Resources Director for the past seven years overseeing workforce planning, talent acquisition and development and contract employee management. Smouse has 20 years of industry experience in human resources, working with organizations that include Anadarko Petroleum, Mirant Corporation, Vastar Resources / BP and ARCO Oil and Gas Company. His professional affiliations include membership in HR Houston and Society for Human Resources Management Association. Smouse also has been active with Junior Achievement in Southeast Texas for the past eight years where he has led the elementary school classroom programs. He holds a business administration degree from Southeast Missouri State University.
Matthew R. Vezza
was named Vice President – Western Region in May 2015. He is responsible for managing Newfield’s assets in Utah’s Uinta Basin, the Williston Basin in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford play in Texas. Previously, he was Vice President – Rocky Mountains. Vezza joined Newfield in 2012 as General Manager for the Rockies Business Unit. Previously, Vezza was with Marathon Oil Company for 16 years, managing the company’s Wyoming asset, and before that, the Piceance Basin. He also served on Marathon’s worldwide strategic planning staff. He started his career with Marathon as a completions engineer and progressively moved through the organization in various technical and managerial roles in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Colorado and Wyoming. Vezza is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University.
Timothy D. Yang
joined Newfield and was named General Counsel in July 2015. Prior to Newfield, Yang was Senior Vice President – Land & Legal, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary for Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation. He has a 12-year history in the exploration and production sector. Prior to Sabine, Yang was Associate General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary for Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. and Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary for AEI Energy. He also served as Senior Corporate Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary for Pogo Producing Company. Yang began his career with Invesco Ltd. as an attorney. He holds a JD from the University of Houston Law Center and graduated from Trinity University. He is a member of both the Texas and Kansas Bar.
James T. Zernell
was named Vice President – Completions in August 2014. Prior to this position, he served as Vice President – Production and before that, Manager – Production and H.S. & E. Zernell joined Newfield in 1997 and has held a number of leadership roles during his 17 years with the Company. Before coming to Newfield, he worked for ARCO Alaska and Tenneco Oil E&P. Zernell has held leadership roles in a number of industry organizations including Chairman Positions with the Offshore Issues Task Group for the Domestic Petroleum Council and for the Offshore Operators Executive Sub-Committee. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Zernell holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
William D. Schneider
is Advisor for our China business. Schneider, who is a retired founding member of Newfield, previously served as Senior Vice President – Exploration and was responsible for the company’s exploration and geoscience disciplines as well as new ventures and technology services. Before that, he held the position of Vice President – Gulf of Mexico & International. Prior to this role, Schneider was Vice President – Onshore Gulf Coast and International from 2008-2011 and Vice President – International from 1998-2008. He also served as Manager – Exploration from 1992-97, Technical Coordinator from 1991-92 and from 1989-92, Schneider was a company geologist. Prior to Newfield, he was Division Geologist in the Western Gulf Division of Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production Company. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Geology from Boston University and is a member of the American Association of Geologists. Mr. Schneider is an active member of the IPAA, where he served as Chairman of the International Committee and a member of the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2009, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
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