Newfield Exploration Management Team

Management


Lee K. Boothby

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 a board member for 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

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 board of 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

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

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.


William D. Schneider

William D. Schneider
is Senior Vice President – Exploration. Schneider, who is a founding member of Newfield, has direct oversight of the company’s exploration and geoscience disciplines as well as new ventures and technology services. Schneider previously 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.


Stephen C. Campbell

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

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

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.


Clay Gaspar

Clay M. Gaspar
is Vice President - Mid-Continent. He leads the team that is responsible for the development of the Oklahoma Woodford Shale and other resource plays in the region. Previously, Gaspar was with Anadarko Petroleum where he served as General Manager for Investor Relations, Business Advisor for Worldwide Operations and General Manager over East Texas Operations. While at Anadarko, he served in technical and managerial roles covering projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Alaska, the Rockies and offshore Gulf of Mexico. Gaspar started his career with Mewbourne Oil Company as a production and drilling engineer. He is a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Petroleum and Geosciences Engineering from The University of Texas. He is a Texas Registered Professional Engineer.


Edward L. Haas

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.


John H. Jasek

John H. Jasek
is Vice President - Onshore Gulf Coast. He was previously vice president, Gulf of Mexico, and led the Company's Gulf of Mexico team since joining the organization in 2000. Prior to joining Newfield, Jasek worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Amoco Production Company. Jasek is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.


Joseph B. Johnson

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

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.


John D. Marziotti

John D. Marziotti
became General Counsel in August 2007 and was named Corporate Secretary of Newfield in May 2008. Marziotti joined Newfield in 2003 as Legal Counsel. Prior to joining Newfield, he was a partner with the firm of Strasburger & Price L.L.P. in their Houston office. Marziotti holds a B.A. from the College of Charleston and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Texas General Counsel Forum.


Valerie A. Mitchell

Valerie A. Mitchell
is Vice President – Corporate Development. Mitchell oversees business development and acquisitions, strategic planning, marketing and commodity hedging for Newfield. She joined the company in 2004 as a reservoir engineer in the Onshore Gulf Coast region. Mitchell has served in a variety of roles throughout her tenure at Newfield including business development manager for Onshore Gulf Coast and as the asset lead for the Mid-Continent Granite Wash and Arkoma Woodford teams. She became asset manager for the Mid-Continent region in 2009. In 2011, Mitchell moved into the role of general manager, Mid-Continent. 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

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

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

Matthew R. Vezza
was named Vice President – Rocky Mountains in June 2014. He is responsible for guiding the development of Newfield’s Utah assets in the Uinta Basin which include the Greater Monument Butte Unit waterflood and the Central Basin. 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.


James T. Zernell

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.