People: WPX Energy Inc (WPX)

WPX on New York Consolidated

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25 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Lowrie

70 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Richard Muncrief

55 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

J. Kevin Vann

42 2014 Principal Financial Officer

Dennis Cameron

51 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Michael Fiser

49 2011 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Marcia MacLeod

61 2011 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration

Bryan Guderian

54 2011 Senior Vice President - Operations

Stephen Faulkner

42 2014 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Kimberly Bowers

49 2011 Independent Director

John Carrig

62 2011 Independent Director

William Granberry

71 2011 Independent Director

Robert Herdman

65 2011 Independent Director

Kelt Kindick

59 2013 Independent Director

Karl Kurz

52 2014 Independent Director

Henry Lentz

69 2011 Independent Director

George Lorch

73 2011 Independent Director

David Work

68 2011 Independent Director

David Sullivan

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William Lowrie

Mr. William G. Lowrie is the Independent Chairman of the Board of WPX Energy, Inc. Mr. Lowrie served as a director of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) from 2003 until December 2011, and served as a member of Williams’ Audit Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. In 1999, Mr. Lowrie retired as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and director of BP Amoco PLC (a global energy company), where he spent his entire 33-year career. At Amoco, Mr. Lowrie held various positions of increasing responsibility, developing expertise in drilling, reservoir engineering, financial analysis of projects, and other skills related to the oil and natural gas exploration, production, and processing businesses. At various times in his Amoco tenure, Mr. Lowrie managed natural gas and natural gas liquids pipeline operations, hedging and other hydrocarbon price risk mitigation functions, international contract negotiations, petroleum product refining and marketing operations, environmental health and safety program design, and the development and execution of a process for managing capital investment projects. Mr. Lowrie also worked closely with all financial functions, internal and external auditors, and industry organizations such as the American Petroleum Institute. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Lowrie served on the board of Bank One Corporation (now JP Morgan Chase), including on that board’s audit committee. He has attended the Executive Program at the University of Virginia. Mr. Lowrie is a director and chairman of The Ohio State University Foundation and a trustee of the South Carolina chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

Richard Muncrief

Mr. Richard E. Muncrief is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is a petroleum engineer who has more than 30 years of upstream and midstream energy experience, most recently as senior vice president of operations and resource development at Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) where he oversaw corporate engineering, reservoir development, drilling, production operations and supply chain management. During his tenure with Continental – where he worked since June 2009 until his appointment at WPX – Muncrief helped Continental increase reserves, production and share price by more than four-fold while lowering production expense by more than 15 percent. Muncrief has worked in organizations of differing size ranging from independents to a large super-major, notably 27 years with ConocoPhillips, Burlington Resources and their predecessor companies in various technical and leadership capacities. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering technology from Oklahoma State University in 1980. Muncrief is a native of southern Oklahoma and has spent the majority of his career in the Rocky Mountain region.

J. Kevin Vann

Mr. J. Kevin Vann is Principal Financial Officer of WPX Energy, Inc., effective November 12, 2014. Vann began his career with Arthur Andersen in Tulsa before coming to Williams in 1998. He held positions responsible for accounting and risk management. In 2006, he became Controller for the Exploration & Production business of Williams, which later spun off as independent company WPX Energy. Vann is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of the Oklahoma State Accounting Alumni Council. He served on the Board for Youth Services of Tulsa and the Advisory Council for the American Lung Association.

Dennis Cameron

Mr. Dennis C. Cameron has been appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of WPX Energy, Inc., effective Dec. 31, 2013. Prior to that time, Mr. Cameron had served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Company since July 18, 2013 and Assistant General Counsel from January 3, 2012 to July 18, 2013. Mr. Cameron has over 20 years of legal experience and since May 1987 has been a shareholder of GableGotwals, a full-service law firm. From 2008, Mr. Cameron was a member of the Board of Directors of the firm. Mr. Cameron’s practice at GableGotwals consisted primarily of complex litigation involving energy interests including the defense of class actions and included commercial litigation with an emphasis in oil & gas issues, products liability and environmental law. Mr. Cameron served as national counsel to a major oil & gas company on royalty, severance taxes and qui tam matters and regional counsel to two other oil & gas companies on similar matters. Mr. Cameron also represented three major oil & gas companies on Federal and Indian oil & gas matters related to production throughout the United States and offshore. Mr. Cameron was selected as National Products liability counsel to an international tool manufacturer. Mr. Cameron received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Michael Fiser

Mr. Michael R. Fiser has been Senior Vice President - Marketing of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. From May 2008 until December 2011, Mr. Fiser served as Vice President and Director of Williams Gas Marketing, Inc., with responsibilities including the sales, marketing, transportation management, operations, storage management, trading and hedging of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) natural gas portfolio. He served as Director for Williams Energy Marketing and Trading and Williams Power from September 1998 to 2008 and was responsible for commercial trading strategies, hedging and logistics. Prior to joining Williams Energy Marketing or Williams Power, Mr. Fiser worked at Koch Industries, Inc. in various marketing and trading roles from June 1987 to September 1998.

Marcia MacLeod

Ms. Marcia M. MacLeod is the Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Ms. MacLeod served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) from July 2008 to December 31, 2011. Since joining Williams in 2000, Ms. MacLeod served as Vice President of Compensation, Benefits and Human Resources Information Services from October 2000 to May 2004 as well as Vice President of Enterprise Business Services from May 2004 to July 2008. Prior to joining Williams, Ms. MacLeod served as Managing Director of Global Compensation and Benefits for Electronic Data Systems. She has held management roles at JC Penney Company and HEB Grocery Company, and has practiced tax and employee benefits law with a firm in Dallas. Ms. MacLeod is also a member of Mott Production LLC, a privately held company holding various oil and gas interests.

Bryan Guderian

Mr. Bryan K. Guderian is the Senior Vice President - Operations of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. From 1998 until December 2011, Mr. Guderian served as Vice President of the Exploration & Production unit of The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”) with responsibility for operational and commercial management of exploration and production assets in the Marcellus Shale, the San Juan Basin and other basins. Mr. Guderian also had responsibility for overseeing Williams’ international operations and has served as a director of Apco International Oil and Gas Inc. and Apco Properties Ltd. since 2002 and a director of Petrolera Entre Lomas S.A. since 2003. Mr. Guderian was appointed CEO of Apco effective December 31, 2013. Mr. Guderian also serves as a director of NGL Energy Partners, LP and is a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Guderian joined Williams in 1991 as a gas marketing representative.

Stephen Faulkner

Kimberly Bowers

Ms. Kimberly S. Bowers J.D. is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc. She has been Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of CST Brands, Inc. (a retailer of transportation fuels and convenience goods) since its spin-off from Valero Energy Corporation (a large independent refiner of transportation fuels and related products) in May 2013. Effective January 1, 2013, Ms. Bowers became responsible for Valero’s retail organization in the United States and Canada as Executive Vice President and President Retail. Ms. Bowers previously served from October 2008 to December 31, 2012, as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Valero with responsibility over Valero’s legal, ad valorem tax, health, safety and environmental, energy and gases, reliability, and project execution departments. She joined Valero in 1997 as Corporate Counsel. From April 2006 to October 2008, she served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel. She served as lead attorney for most of Valero’s major acquisitions during her tenure with Valero.

John Carrig

Mr. John A. Carrig is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Mr. Carrig is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of ConocoPhillips (a large integrated oil company with operations in more than 30 countries). He joined Phillips Petroleum in London in 1978 as a tax attorney. In 1981, he transferred to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and was associated with the corporate tax staff until 1993 when he joined the treasury group as finance manager. He was then named Assistant Treasurer of Finance, and in 1995 he accepted the position of Treasurer. He was Vice President and Treasurer from 1996 to 2000 when he was named Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Phillips in 2001, a position he held until the ConocoPhillips merger occurred in 2002, at which time he became Executive Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of ConocoPhillips. In 2008, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of ConocoPhillips and became responsible for global operations, including exploration and production, refining and transportation, project development and procurement, and health, safety and environmental matters. Mr. Carrig served as President of ConocoPhillips until his retirement in March 2011. Mr. Carrig also serves as a director of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (manufacturer of oil and gas field machinery and equipment), of TRC Companies, Inc. (engineering, consulting and construction management services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets) and of Skanska AB (project development and construction).

William Granberry

Mr. William R. Granberry is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Mr. Granberry served as a director of Williams from 2005 until December 2011, and served as a member of Williams’ Compensation Committee and its Finance Committee. Mr. Granberry was a member of Compass Operating Company LLC (a small, private oil and gas exploration, development, and producing company) from October 2004 through December 2013. From 1999 to 2004, as an independent consultant, he managed investments and consulted with oil and gas companies. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Granberry was President and Chief Operating Officer of Tom Brown, Inc. (a public oil and gas company with exploration, development, acquisition, and production activities throughout the central United States). He has worked in the oil and gas industry in various capacities for 48 years, including as a manager of engineering at Amoco (a global energy company) and in executive positions for smaller independent energy companies. Mr. Granberry has served on committees and boards of industry organizations, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Petroleum Institute, and the Independent Producers Association of America. Mr. Granberry is a director of Legacy Reserves GP, LLC (an independent acquirer and developer of oil and natural gas properties) and a trustee of Manor Park, Inc.

Robert Herdman

Mr. Robert K. Herdman is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Since 2004, Mr. Herdman has been a Managing Director of Kalorama Partners LLC (a Washington, D.C. consulting firm specializing in providing advice regarding corporate governance, risk assessment, crisis management and related matters). Prior to joining Kalorama, Mr. Herdman was the Chief Accountant of the SEC from October 2001 to November 2002. Prior to joining the SEC, he was Ernst & Young’s Vice Chairman of Professional Practice for its Assurance and Advisory Business Services (“AABS”) practice in the Americas and the Global Director of AABS Professional Practice for Ernst & Young International. Mr. Herdman was also the senior Ernst & Young partner responsible for the firm’s relationship with the SEC, Financial Accounting Standards Board and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). Mr. Herdman served on the AICPA’s SEC Practice Section Executive Committee from 1995 to 2001 and as a member of the AICPA’s Board of Directors from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Herdman is currently on the board of directors of Cummins Inc. and is chair of its audit committee. He is also currently on the board of directors and chairs the risk committee of HSBC Finance Corporation (formerly Household International, Inc.), HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. and HSBC US, Inc. and is a member of the audit committee of HSBC North America Holdings, Inc.

Kelt Kindick

Mr. Kelt Kindick has been appointed as the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since January 16, 2013. Since January 2009, Mr. Kindick served as chief financial officer and partner at Bain & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm, until his retirement on December 31, 2012. As of January 1, 2013, Mr. Kindick is serving as Advisory Partner for Bain & Company. He joined Bain & Company, Inc. in 1980, was elected partner in 1986, served as Managing Director of the firm’s Boston office from 1991 to 1996, and as Chairman of the firm’s executive committee from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Kindick also served as chief financial officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Kindick is the lead director of The Advisory Board Company. He received a B.A. degree from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Karl Kurz

Mr. Karl F. Kurz is Director of WPX Energy, Inc. From September 2009 to September 2012, Mr. Kurz served as a managing director, co-head of the energy group and a member of the investment committee at CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, a leading global private equity firm with a focus on energy investments, among other areas. Prior to joining CCMP, Mr. Kurz spent nine years with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, most recently serving as chief operating officer responsible for overseeing the company’s global exploration and production, marketing, midstream, land, technology and service businesses. Prior to joining Anadarko, Mr. Kurz was general manager of midstream and marketing for Vastar Resources, Inc. where he managed the company’s marketing of oil, natural gas liquids, gas and gas processing. Prior to joining Vastar in 1995, Mr. Kurz held management positions at ARCO Oil and Gas Company in several business units including reservoir engineering, production operations, crude oil marketing, hedging, and financial trading. Mr. Kurz holds a B.S, magna cum laude, in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and he is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Mr. Kurz also serves as a director of SemGroup Corporation (midstream services provider to independent oil and gas producers and refiners) and Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (seismic data solutions for the oil and gas industry) and served as a director of Western Gas Partners from May 2008 through March 2009.

Henry Lentz

Mr. Henry E. Lentz is Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. In May 2011, Mr. Lentz retired from Lazard Frères & Co (an investment banking firm), where he had served as a Managing Director since June 2009. He was a Managing Director of Barclays Capital (an investment banking firm and successor to Lehman Brothers Inc.) from September 2008 to June 2009. From January 2004 to September 2008 he was employed as an Advisory Director by Lehman Brothers. He joined Lehman Brothers in 1971 and became a Managing Director in 1976. He left the firm in 1988 to become Vice Chairman of Wasserstein Perella Group, Inc. (an investment banking firm). In 1993, he returned to Lehman Brothers as a Managing Director and served as head of the firm’s worldwide energy practice. In 1996, he joined Lehman Brothers’ Merchant Banking Group as a Principal and in January 2003 became a consultant to the Merchant Banking Group. Mr. Lentz is currently the non-executive Chairman of Rowan Companies, Inc. and on the board of directors of Peabody Energy Corporation, Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC and CARBO Ceramics, Inc.

George Lorch

Mr. George A. Lorch is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December 2011. Mr. Lorch served as a director of Williams from 2001 until December 2011, and served as a member of Williams’ Compensation Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Lorch was Chairman Emeritus of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., the holding company for Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (a manufacturer and marketer of floors, ceilings, and cabinets). He was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. from 1993 to 1994 and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2000. From May 2000 to August 2000, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Holdings, Inc. Mr. Lorch has 37 years of sales and marketing experience at Armstrong, including 17 years of experience as a head of operations, with responsibility for profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and stockholder relations. During his 21 years as a director in varied industries, Mr. Lorch has participated in CEO searches, succession planning, strategy development, takeover defense and offense, and director recruitment, and he has served on dozens of board committees. Mr. Lorch has also completed an executive management course at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Lorch is the Lead Independent Director of the Board of Pfizer, Inc. (a research-based pharmaceutical company) and a director of Autoliv, Inc. (a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of automotive safety systems); HSBC Finance Corporation and HSBC North America Holdings Inc., non-public, wholly-owned subsidiaries of HSBC LLC (a banking and financial services provider); and Masonite (a publicly held door manufacturer). Mr. Lorch also serves as an advisor to the Carlyle Group (a private equity firm).

David Work

Mr. David F. Work is the Independent Director of WPX Energy, Inc., since December, 2011. In 2000, Mr. Work retired as Regional President from BP Amoco Corporation (a global energy company) where he served in various capacities since 1987. As Regional President, Mr. Work was the senior BP Amoco representative in the Gulf Coast, Southwest and Rocky Mountain states, and his responsibilities included coordinating the vice presidents of BP Amoco’s seven exploration and production business units, as well as the leaders of the gas, power, oil and chemical businesses located in the area. Prior to serving as Regional President, Mr. Work served as a Group Vice President in BP Amoco’s Exploration and Production stream and was a member of its Executive Committee. Prior to the merger between BP and Amoco, Mr. Work had positions of increasing responsibility at Amoco Corporation, including Senior Vice President of Shared Services and Group Vice President of worldwide exploration for the exploration and production sector. Since 2009, he has served on the board of directors of Cody Resources Management LLC. Mr. Work is also a management consultant for TerraTek, a Schlumberger company. Mr. Work also volunteers as a member of the Land Trust Alliance Advisory Council and is a member of the board of trustees of the Wyoming chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Teton Science School. Mr. Work is involved in several professional organizations, including the American Geologic Institute and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

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