People: Southwestern Energy Co (SWN)

SWN on New York Consolidated

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Mueller

61 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

William Way

55 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

R. Craig Owen

44 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Mark Boling

56 2013 President - V+ Development Solutions

Jeffrey Sherrick

59 2013 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development

John Ale

59 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Gregory Kerley

58 2012 Director

Terry Rathert

60 2014 Director

John Gass

62 2012 Independent Director

Catherine Kehr

51 2011 Independent Director

Vello Kuuskraa

73 2003 Independent Director

Kenneth Mourton

63 1995 Independent Director

Elliott Pew

59 2012 Independent Director

Alan Stevens

69 2010 Independent Director

Michael Hancock

51 2014 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Mueller

Mr. Steven L. Mueller is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Company. He was Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy Company. Mr. Mueller is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, a position he has held since May 19, 2009. Prior to that, as of June 2, 2008, Mr. Mueller served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He joined the Company from CDX Gas, LLC, a privately owned company where he was employed as Executive Vice President from September 2007 to May 2008. CDX voluntarily filed for bankruptcy in December 2008 and, in 2009, emerged from bankruptcy and resumed operations as Vitruvian Exploration LLC. From 2001 until its acquisition by Forest Oil in 2007, Mr. Mueller served first as the Senior Vice President and General Manager Onshore and later as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Houston Exploration Company. Mr. Mueller has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has served in multiple operational and managerial roles at Tenneco Oil Company, Fina Oil Company, American Exploration Company, Belco Oil & Gas Company and The Houston Exploration Company. Mr. Mueller has a degree in geologic engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Mueller is the president of the Company’s subsidiaries, Southwestern E&P Services, LLC, DeSoto Sand, LLC, SWN Well Services, LLC, SWN International, LLC, SWN Resources Canada, Inc., Southwestern Energy NGV Services, LLC and A.W. Realty Company. Mr. Mueller is also a director of the Company’s subsidiaries, SWN Resources Canada, Inc., Southwestern Midstream Services Company, Southwestern Energy Services Company, Certified Title Company and A.W. Realty Company. Mr. Mueller first became a director of the Company in July 2009.

William Way

Mr. William J. Way is President, Chief Operating Officer of Company. He was Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Southwestern Energy Company. Mr. Way joined the Company in 2011 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwestern Energy. He is also Executive Vice President of Southwestern Energy’s subsidiaries, Southwestern Energy Production Company, SEECO, Inc., DeSoto Drilling, Inc., Southwestern Field Services, LLC, DeSoto Sand, LLC, SWN International, LLC, Southwestern NGV Services, LLC and A.W. Realty Company. Mr. Way is also a director of Southwestern Energy’s subsidiaries, SEECO, Inc., Southwestern Energy Production Company, DeSoto Drilling, Inc., Southwestern Midstream Services Company and Southwestern Energy Services Company. Prior to joining the Company, he was Senior Vice President, Americas of BG Group plc with responsibility for E&P, Midstream and LNG operations in the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Bolivia, Canada and Argentina. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and has an MBA from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

R. Craig Owen

Mr. R. Craig Owen is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Southwestern Energy Company. Mr. Owen joined Southwestern in July 2008 as Controller and was named Chief Accounting Officer in December 2008 and has served as Senior Vice President since April 2012. Prior to Southwestern, he was the Controller, Operations Accounting at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and has held various managerial and financial positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ARCO Pipe Line Company and Hilcorp Energy Company. Mr. Owen holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mark Boling

Mr. Mark K. Boling is President - V+ Development Solutions of Southwestern Energy Company. Mr. Boling was appointed to his present position in December 2012. He joined the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in January 2002. He is also the secretary of all of Southwestern Energy’s subsidiaries and a director of Southwestern Energy’s subsidiaries, SEECO, Inc., Southwestern Energy Production Company, DeSoto Drilling Inc., Southwestern Midstream Services Company, Southwestern Energy Services Company, A.W. Realty Company, Certified Title Company and SWN Resources Canada, Inc. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Boling had a private law practice in Houston specializing in the natural gas and oil industry from 1993 to 2002. Previously, Mr. Boling was a partner with Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. where he was employed from 1982 to 1993.

Jeffrey Sherrick

Mr. Jeffrey B. Sherrick is an Executive Vice President - Corporate Development ofSouthwestern Energy Company. Mr. Sherrick joined the Company on October 15, 2008 as Senior Vice President, U.S. Exploitation of Southwestern Energy’s subsidiaries, SEECO, Inc. and Southwestern Energy Production Company. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Sherrick served as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of The Houston Exploration Company. In 2004, he served as the Senior Vice President, Production and Nonregulated Services of El Paso Production Company. From 1999 through 2002, he served as the Chairman, CEO and President of Enron Global Exploration and Production Inc., and prior to that he served in multiple operational and managerial roles at Enron Oil & Gas Company, and Tenneco Oil Company. Mr. Sherrick is a graduate of Marietta College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

John Ale

Mr. John C. Ale is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Southwestern Energy Company. Mr. Ale most recently was Vice President and General Counsel of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Previously, he was a partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Vinson & Elkins LLP. Mr. Ale served as a law court to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Edward Tamm of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences.

Gregory Kerley

Mr. Gregory D. Kerley is the Director of Southwestern Energy Co. Mr. Kerley retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company on October 1, 2012. Mr. Kerley joined the Company in 1990 as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and has more than 30 years of oil and gas industry experience. He also served the Company as Treasurer and Secretary before he was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1998. He served as an Executive Vice President since 1999. Mr. Kerley also became a director of the Company in August 2010. Before joining the Company, Mr. Kerley held senior financial and accounting positions at Agate Petroleum Inc. and was a manager for Arthur Andersen LLP specializing in the energy sector. Mr. Kerley graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

Terry Rathert

John Gass

Mr. John D. Gass is the an Independent Director of Southwestern Energy Company. Mr. Gass is a retired Vice President of Chevron Corporation and President of Chevron Gas and Midstream, a position he held from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. In this role, he was responsible for Chevron’s global natural gas marketing and trading activities, as well as Chevron’s pipeline, power, and worldwide shipping operations. Mr. Gass began his career in 1974 in Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico business unit in New Orleans, and over the next 38 years held positions of increasing responsibility both domestically and abroad in engineering, operations and executive management at the company. Prior to his most recent position, Mr. Gass served as the Managing Director of Chevron’s Southern Africa Strategic Business Unit from 2001 to 2003 where he was responsible for Chevron’s exploration and production operations in Angola and neighboring countries. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Gass was Managing Director of Chevron’s Australasia Strategic Business Unit where he was responsible for Chevron’s upstream activities in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Mr. Gass served as a director of Sasol Chevron Holdings Ltd from 2003 to 2010, and GS Caltex Corporation from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Gass graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and later obtained a master’s degree in civil engineering from Tulane University in 1978. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and on the Advisory Board for the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Catherine Kehr

Ms. Catherine A. Kehr has been appointed as an Independent Director of Southwestern Energy Company effective July 15, 2011. Ms. Kehr retired in 2006 as a Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Research Company, a division of The Capital Group Companies, one of the world’s investment management organizations and manager of the American Funds. From 1997 to 2006, she was an investment analyst and fund manager with responsibility for global energy equities for The Capital Group Companies. From 1992 to 1997, she was an investment analyst and fund manager with responsibility for global energy high yield debt for The Capital Group Companies. Prior to her tenure with The Capital Group Companies, she held various managerial positions at Atlantic Richfield Company and Payden & Rygel. In 2001, the Reuters Survey ranked Ms. Kehr among the top 10 individual U.S. fund managers. Ms. Kehr received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Kehr holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Vello Kuuskraa

Mr. Vello A. Kuuskraa serves as an Independent Director of Southwestern Energy Company since 2003. Mr. Kuuskraa is the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advanced Resources International, Inc., a privately held geological and engineering technical services company located in Arlington, Virginia, which he has led since 1991. He is internationally recognized for his work in unconventional gas resources, energy economics, supply modeling, and new oil and gas recovery technologies. Mr. Kuuskraa served on the United States Secretary of Energy’s Natural Gas Supply Task Force, was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Study Committee for defining the National Energy Modeling System, and has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the outlook for natural gas supplies. He has published over 100 technical papers, reports and presentations on energy resources and future natural gas supplies.

Kenneth Mourton

Mr. Kenneth R. Mourton serves as an Independent Director of Southwestern Energy Company since 1995. Mr. Mourton is an Attorney at Law with and Managing Principal Attorney of the firm of Ball and Mourton, Ltd., PLLC, Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he has practiced since 1975. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) and owns and operates several businesses in various states related to beer distribution, lodging, warehousing and travel. He is the Chairman of the Razorback Foundation and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund, a non-profit corporation.

Elliott Pew

Mr. Elliott Pew has been appointed as an Independent Director of Southwestern Energy Co., effective June 25, 2012. Mr. Pew retired in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer of Common Resources, LLC, a Houston-based exploration and production company. Mr. Pew was a co-founder of Common Resources, LLC, and served as Chief Operating Officer from 2007 until the company was sold in 2010. Prior to his employment by Common Resources, LLC, Mr. Pew was Executive Vice President — Exploration at Newfield Exploration Company where he led Newfield’s diversification efforts onshore in the late 1990’s in addition to leading the company’s exploration program, including the formation of the deep water Gulf of Mexico business unit. Prior to his work at Newfield, Mr. Pew was with American Exploration Corporation, a natural resource exploration and production company, where he served as Senior Vice President — Exploration in 1997, as Vice President Exploration from 1993 to 1996 and Senior Geophysicist from 1992 to 1993. Mr. Pew has served as a director for Enerplus Corporation, a North American energy producer, since 2010, including current positions as a member of its audit and risk management committee and chairman of its reserves committee. Mr. Pew also currently serves as a director of Common Resources III, a private exploration and production company.

Alan Stevens

Mr. Alan H. Stevens is an Independent Director of Southwestern Energy Company effective August 30, 2010. Mr. Stevens has an background in domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production. He has over 38 years of experience in various managerial, geological and geophysical positions at Occidental Petroleum Company, Tenneco Oil Company and Exxon Corporation. Mr. Stevens was a director of Derek Oil & Gas Company from 2004 through 2010. He is also a former President and Chief Operating Officer of the company’s subsidiaries, Southwestern Energy Production Company and SEECO, Inc., positions from which he retired in 2001. He received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and attended the UCLA Executive Management Program.

Michael Hancock

Mr. Michael W. Hancock has been appointed as Director - Investor Relations of the Company., effective September. 2, 2014. Mr. Hancock joined Southwestern Energy in February 2010 and has served various roles of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting most recently as Director of Corporate Budgeting and Forecasting. Prior to joining Southwestern Energy, Mr. Hancock held various positions within finance and accounting at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and with Ernst & Young LLP in Houston. He holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Steven Mueller

10,451,600

William Way

5,131,890

R. Craig Owen

3,298,960

Mark Boling

4,112,600

Jeffrey Sherrick

2,942,830

John Ale

--

Gregory Kerley

1,348,300

Terry Rathert

--

John Gass

--

Catherine Kehr

--

Vello Kuuskraa

--

Kenneth Mourton

--

Elliott Pew

--

Alan Stevens

216,091

Michael Hancock

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Steven Mueller

0 0

William Way

0 0

R. Craig Owen

0 0

Mark Boling

205,274 5,493,880

Jeffrey Sherrick

0 0

John Ale

0 0

Gregory Kerley

1,069,961 32,276,150

Terry Rathert

0 0

John Gass

0 0

Catherine Kehr

0 0

Vello Kuuskraa

0 0

Kenneth Mourton

0 0

Elliott Pew

0 0

Alan Stevens

204,250 409,450

Michael Hancock

0 0
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