People: Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL)
24 Nov 2014
Mr. James J. Volker has been Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Whiting Petroleum Corporation. He has been appointed as President of the Company effective June 17, 2014. Mr. Volker joined the Company in August 1983 as Vice President of Corporate Development and served in that position through April 1993. In March 1993, he became a contract consultant to the Company and served in that capacity until August 2000, at which time he became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Volker was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a director in January 2002 and Chairman of the Board in January 2004. In January 2011, Mr. Volker stepped down as President, but remained Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Volker was co-founder, Vice President and later President of Energy Management Corporation from 1971 through 1982. He has 42 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Volker has a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver, an MBA from the University of Colorado and has completed H. K. VanPoolen and Associates’ course of study in reservoir engineering.
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