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Board of Directors and Corporate Officers

Board of Directors

William E. Bradford
Lead Director

Photograph of William E. Bradford71, Director since 1999; lead non-management director since 2003. Retired as Chairman of Halliburton Company, a provider of energy and energy services, in 2000; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dresser Industries, Inc., now merged with Halliburton Company, from 1996 to 1998. Director, Valero Energy Corporation.

 

Luke R. Corbett
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Photograph of Luke R. Corbett58, Director since 1995, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company since May 1999 and from 1997 to 1999; Chief Executive Officer from February to May 1999; President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 1997. Director, OGE Energy Corp. and Noble Corporation.

 

Sylvia A. Earle
Director

Photograph of Sylvia A. Earle70, Director since 1999. Chair of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., since 1992; Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society since 1998; and Program Director for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M; University - Corpus Christi, since 2001.

 

David C. Genever-Watling
Director

Photograph of David C. Genever-Watling60, Director since 1999. President of GW Enterprises LLC, an investment and management firm, since 1998; Managing Director, SMG Management L.L.C., an investment firm, from 1997 to 2000. Previously President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Industrial and Power Systems.

 

Martin C. Jischke
Director

Photograph of Martin C. Jischke64, Director since 1993. President of Purdue University since 2000; President of Iowa State University from 1991 to 2000. Director, Wabash National Corporation and Duke Realty Corporation.

 

Robert O. Lorenz
Director

Photograph of Robert O. Lorenz59, Director since 2005; Retired as a partner from Arthur Andersen LLP in 2002; Audit Division Head and Managing Partner of the Oklahoma practice from 2000 to 2002; Audit Division Head and Managing Partner of the Oklahoma City office from 1994 to 2000; Director, Infinity, Inc., OGE Energy Corp. and Panhandle Royalty Co.

 

Leroy C. Richie
Director

Photograph of Leroy C. Richie64, Director since 1998. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Q Standards World Wide, Inc., since 2000; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capitol Coating Technologies, Inc., from 1999 to 2000; President of Intrepid World Communications from 1998 to 1999; Vice President and General Counsel for Automotive Legal Affairs, Chrysler Corporation, 1990 to 1997. Director, Infinity, Inc., and the companies in the Seligman family of investment companies, with the exception of Seligman Cash Management Fund, Inc.

 

William F. Wallace
Director

Photograph of William F. Wallace66, Director since June 2004, following merger with Westport Resources, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2000. From 1995 to 1996, Director and Vice Chairman of Barrett Resources Corp., and from 1994 to 1995, President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Plains Petroleum Co., which merged with Barrett Resources in 1995. Director, MarkWest Hydrocarbon, Inc.

 

Farah M. Walters
Director

Photograph of Farah M. Walters60, Director since 1993. Retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals Health System, Cleveland, Ohio, in 2002. Director, PolyOne Corporation and Alpharma Inc.

 

Ian L. White-Thomson
Director

Photograph of Ian L. White-Thomson69, Director since 1999. Retired as Chairman of U.S. Borax, Inc., a provider of borax and borate products, in 1999; President and Chief Executive Officer from 1988 to 1999; Chief Executive Officer, Rio Tinto Borax Ltd., from 1995 to 1999. Executive director of the Los Angeles Opera from 2000 to 2001.

 

Corporate Officers

Luke R. Corbett
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Photograph of Luke R. Corbett58, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since May 1999 and from 1997 to February 1999; Chief Executive Officer from February to May 1999; President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 1997. Joined Kerr-McGee in 1985.

 

Kenneth W. Crouch
Executive Vice President

Photograph of Kenneth W. Crouch62, Executive Vice President since 2003; Senior Vice President (oil and gas exploration and production) from 1998 to 2003; previously Senior Vice President responsible for oil and gas exploration. Joined the company in 1974.

 

David A. Hager
Chief Operating Officer

Photograph of David A. Hager49, Chief Operating Officer since July 2005; Senior Vice President (oil and gas exploration and production) from 2003 to 2005; Vice President of Exploration and Production from 2002 to 2003; Vice President of Gulf of Mexico and Worldwide Deepwater Exploration and Production from 2001 to 2002; Vice President of Worldwide Deepwater Exploration and Production from 2000 to 2001; Vice President of International Operations, 2000; previously Vice President of Gulf of Mexico operations. Joined Sun Oil Co., predecessor of Oryx Energy Company, in 1981. Oryx and Kerr-McGee merged in 1999.

 

Gregory F. Pilcher
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Photograph of Gregory F. Pilcher45, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2000; Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 1999 to 2000; Deputy General Counsel for Business Transactions from 1998 to 1999; Associate/Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and Civil Proceedings from 1996 to 1998. Joined Kerr-McGee in 1992.

 

Robert M. Wohleber
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Photograph of Robert M. Wohleber54, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 1999. Previously held various positions at the Freeport-McMoRan group of companies, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. and President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Freeport-McMoRan Sulphur.

 

Richard C. Buterbaugh
Vice President of Corporate Planning

Photograph of Richard C. Buterbaugh51, Vice President of Corporate Planning since July 2005; Vice President of Investor Relations 1998 to 2005; Director of Investor Relations 1996 to 1998; Staff Director of Corporate Business Development 1989 to 1996. Joined Kerr-McGee in 1989.

 

George D. Christiansen
Vice President

Photograph of George D. Christiansen61, Vice President (safety and environmental affairs) since 1998; Vice President of Environmental Assessment and Remediation from 1996 to 1998; previously Vice President of Minerals Exploration, Hydrology and Real Estate. Joined the company in 1968.

 

Al Harris
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Photograph of Al Harris47, Vice President and Chief Information Officer since July 2005; Vice President of Information Management and Technology from 2003 to 2005; Director of Global Information Management and Technology in 2003; Director of Information Management and Technology for the Oil & Gas unit from 2001 to 2003; Manager of Exploration and Production Information Management Technology from 1999 to 2001. Joined Sun Oil Co., predecessor of Oryx Energy Company in 1982. Oryx and Kerr-McGee merged in 1999.

 

Fran G. Heartwell
Vice President of Human Resources

Photograph of Fran G. Heartwell58, Vice President of Human Resources since 2003; Vice President of Human Resources, Kerr-McGee Worldwide Corporation, from January to March 2003; Director of Human Resources, Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas, from 2002 to 2003; Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, Oryx Energy Company, from 1995 until the 1999 merger of Oryx and Kerr-McGee.

 

Charles A. Meloy
Vice President of Exploration and Production

Photograph of Charles A. Meloy45, Vice President of Exploration and Production since July 2005; Vice President of Gulf of Mexico Exploration, Production and Development from 2004 to 2005; Vice President and Managing Director of Kerr-McGee North Sea (U.K.) Limited from 2002 to 2004; Vice President of Gulf of Mexico Deepwater from 2000 to 2002; Director of Deepwater Development from 1999 to 2000. Joined Sun Oil Co., predecessor of Oryx Energy Company, in 1982. Oryx and Kerr-McGee merged in 1999.

 

Christina M. Poos
Vice President and Treasurer

Photograph of Christina M. Poos36, Vice President and Treasurer since November 2004; Vice President and Treasurer for Kerr-McGee Worldwide Corp. from September to November 2004; Assistant Corporate Controller from February 2004 to September 2004. Joined Kerr-McGee in 2002.

 

John M. Rauh
Vice President and Corporate Controller

Photograph of John M. Rauh56, Vice President and Controller since 2002 and from 1987 to 1996; Vice President and Treasurer from 1996 to 2002. Joined the company in 1981.

 

John F. Reichenberger
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Photograph of John F. Reichenberger53, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since 2000; Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel from 1999 to 2000; Deputy General Counsel from 1998 to 1999; previously Associate General Counsel for Remediation and Risk Management and Claims. Joined the company in 1985.