Newfield Exploration Management Team

Management


Lee K. Boothby

Lee K. Boothby
was named Chairman of Newfield Exploration Company in May 2010. He was previously named President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, Boothby served as Senior Vice President – Acquisitions and Business Development. From 2002 – 2007, he held the role of Vice President – Mid-Continent. Boothby was responsible for leading Newfield's development of the growing Woodford Shale play in southeastern Oklahoma, and other resource plays that have driven this region’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. Boothby serves as the Chair of the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Board-level Market Development Committee. He is a member of the Board and past Chairman of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC) and a member of the National Petroleum Council (NPC). He is a past board member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA). Boothby is also a member of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Committee and 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 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

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.


John H. Jasek

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

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 National Investor Relations Institute and the Public Relations Society of America. 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. 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

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.


Eric A. Hillerman

Eric A. Hillerman
was named Vice President – Land, in July 2016. He is responsible for overseeing both land and land administration departments at Newfield. Hillerman joined the company in 2006 where he has held a number of key positions in the legal department. He most recently served as Deputy General Counsel where he was responsible for managing corporate-wide legal support for oil and gas operations and acquisitions and divestitures in the domestic business units. Hillerman played an early role in Newfield’s establishment of its Oklahoma operations building the Mid-Continental legal team and performing a number of business roles including supervising the divisional oil and gas marketing team. He holds a JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a B.S. from Oklahoma State University. He is a member of both the Texas and Oklahoma Bar.


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.


Doug L. Keithly
was named Vice President – Operations in June 2016. He is responsible for overseeing development of one of Newfield’s foundation assets—the STACK play in the Anadarko Basin. Keithly joined Newfield in 2000 as a drilling engineer and has progressed through the company serving in various leadership roles. He most recently held the position of General Manager, Operations, overseeing drilling, completions and production in the Mid-Continent region. Prior to that, Keithly was the General Manager, Operations for the Rockies Business Unit where he managed the company’s drilling, completions and production activities for the Uinta Basin. He also held the role of Corporate Drilling Manager, located in The Woodlands and Operations Manager in the Mid-Continent where he was responsible for optimizing execution in three major play areas. Keithly started his career with Tenneco and moved to ARCO, Conoco, Sonat and El Paso, before making the transition to Newfield. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.


Susan G. Riggs

Trevor A. Reuben
was named Vice President – Corporate Development in August 2015. He is responsible for overseeing Newfield’s business development and strategic and financial planning. Reuben joined the company in 2014 as Corporate Development Director. Previously, he was with J.P. Morgan as an Executive Director in its oil and gas investment banking group where he led strategic advisory and capital raising efforts for industry clients. Prior to that, Reuben worked with British Petroleum in its management development program across various operational and financial roles. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in commerce and business administration.


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 the Equilar Advisory Board and Society for Human Resources Management Association. Smouse also has been active with Junior Achievement in Southeast Texas where he has led the elementary school classroom programs. He currently sits on the Montgomery County American Heart Association Board. Smouse holds a business administration degree from Southeast Missouri State University.


Matthew R. Vezza

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

Timothy D. Yang
joined Newfield and was named General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 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

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

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.