G. Steven Farris,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
G. STEVEN FARRIS, 64, who joined the company’s board of directors in 1994, was appointed chairman of the board on January 15, 2009, and has served as chief executive officer since May 2002. Farris also served the company as president and chief operating officer from May 1994 until February 12, 2009, as senior vice president from 1991 to 1994, and as vice president - Exploration and Production from 1988 to 1991.
Prior to joining Apache, Farris was vice president of Finance and Business Development for Terra Resources, Inc., a Tulsa, Oklahoma oil and gas company, from 1983 to 1988.
He is a member of the board of visitors of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, and is a founding member and serves on the executive committee of America’s Natural Gas Alliance. At Apache, Farris is a member of the Executive Committee.
Roger B. Plank,
President and Chief Corporate Officer
ROGER B. PLANK, 56, was named president and chief corporate officer in February 2011. Plank is responsible for marketing, corporate purchasing, finance, administration and business development. He served as president of Apache Corporation since February 2009. Plank also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, as well as other vice president positions over his 25 years with Apache including planning, corporate development, and corporate communications.
Plank joined Apache in 1981 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and his master’s in business administration at night from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Plank is a member of the board of directors of Parker Drilling Company and chairs its audit committee. He is a past president of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association. Plank also serves on the board of Wyoming’s Ucross Foundation, which benefits artists and writers, and as Chairman of Houston’s Alley Theatre board of directors.
Rodney J. Eichler,
President and Chief Operating Officer
RODNEY J. EICHLER, 63, was appointed president and chief operating officer of Apache Corporation in February 2011 responsible for Apache’s 10 operating regions, worldwide drilling, gas monetization, and worldwide projects organizations.
Eichler served as president and co-chief operating officer – International, leading the North Sea, Egypt, Australia and Argentina regions, since February 2009. An executive vice president since 2000, Eichler headed Apache's Egyptian operations since 1997. Prior to that, he was regional vice president for the Western Region in Houston and regional exploration and development manager for the Rocky Mountain Region in Denver.
Prior to joining Apache in 1993, Eichler was vice president, Exploration for Axem Resources, LLC in Denver. He was also associated with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tenneco Oil Co.
Eichler received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a certified professional geologist, and a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
He is also chairman and a director of Springboard – Educating the Future, a non-profit corporation that funded construction of 200 schools for girls in Egypt’s rural villages.
Michael S. Bahorich,
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
MICHAEL S. BAHORICH, 56, is executive vice president and chief technology officer. He was previously executive vice president – Exploration and Production Technology from 2000 to 2009, vice president – Exploration and Production Technology from 1999 to 2000, vice president – Exploration Technology from 1997 to 1999, and the company’s chief geophysicist in 1996 and 1997.
From 1981 until joining the Company, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Amoco Corporation in Denver, Colorado and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia, he received his master’s degree in geophysics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI). Bahorich is a member of the board of trustees of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and serves on advisory boards at Stanford and Yale Universities. He holds eight patents.
Thomas P. Chambers,
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
THOMAS P. CHAMBERS, 57, was named executive vice president and chief financial officer in November 2010. Chambers previously served as vice president – Planning and Investor Relations from 2009 to 2010, vice president – Corporate Planning from 2001 to 2009, and director of Planning from 1995 to 2001.
Prior to joining Apache, he was in the International Business Development group at Pennzoil Exploration and Production and held a variety of management positions with the BP plc group of companies.
Chambers earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and serves on the Advisory Board for the Houston Foundation for Life.
Margery M. Harris,
Executive Vice President Human Resources
MARGERY M. HARRIS, 51, was was promoted to executive vice president — Human Resources in January 2012. Previously, she served as senior vice president — Human Resources since 2011 and as vice president — Human Resources since 2007.
Prior to joining Apache, she was consultant/principal of MMH Consulting Services, a privately held human resources consulting firm, from 2006 to September 2007, executive vice president and senior vice president – human resources with Texas Genco LLC, a wholesale power generator, from 2005 to 2006, and senior vice president – human resources and administration of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc., from 2000 to 2005. Harris also was vice president at Santa Fe Snyder Corporation, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company; a lead consultant at Hewitt Associates, a top human resources consulting firm; and a financial controller for the international division of Continental Airlines. She started her professional career as a landman at Shell Oil Company.
Harris has a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and a master of business administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Harris serves on the board of trustees of the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and the Holy Spirit Episcopal School.
Jon A. Jeppesen,
Executive Vice President Gulf of Mexico Operations
JON A. JEPPESEN, 65, was appointed executive vice president – Gulf of Mexico (GOM) operations in May 2011. He oversees the GOM Shelf, GOM Deepwater and Gulf Coast Onshore regions.
Jeppesen previously served as executive vice president of the Gulf of Mexico Shelf Region since August 2009; senior vice president since 2003; regional vice president for the Gulf Coast Region since 2002; and the Offshore Region since 1996. He served as the company's vice president of Exploration and Development for North America from 1994 to 1996, and manager of the company's offshore exploration and development from 1993 to 1994.
Prior to joining the company, Jeppesen was vice president of Exploration and Development for Pacific Enterprises Oil Company in Dallas, Texas, from 1989 to 1992.
Jeppesen received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from Kansas State University. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Houston Geological Society.
P. Anthony Lannie,
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
P. ANTHONY LANNIE, 58, was appointed executive vice president in August 2009, having been senior vice president and general counsel since 2004, and vice president and general counsel since 2003.
Prior to joining the company, he was president of Kinder Morgan Power Company, Houston, Texas, from 2000 through February 2003, and president of Coral Energy Canada in 1999. Lannie was senior vice president and general counsel of Coral Energy, an affiliate of Shell Oil Company and Tejas Gas Corporation, from 1995 through 1999, and of Tejas Gas Corporation from 1994 until its combination with Coral Energy in 1998.
Lannie earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Vanderbilt University.
W. Kregg Olson,
Executive Vice President Corporate Reservoir Engineering
W. KREGG OLSON, 59, was appointed executive vice president in August 2009, having been senior vice president – Corporate Reservoir Engineering since 2007, and vice president since 2004. Prior to that, Olson held positions of increasing responsibility within Corporate Reservoir Engineering since joining the company in 1992.
Previously, he was associated with Grace Petroleum Corporation.
Olson received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Oklahoma.
Matthew W. Dundrea,
Senior Vice President Treasury and Administration
MATTHEW W. DUNDREA, 59, was appointed senior vice president – Treasury and Administration in November 2010. Dundrea previously served as vice president and treasurer from 1997 to 2010. Dundrea joined Apache in December 1994 as assistant treasurer and was appointed treasurer in March 1996.
Prior to joining Apache, he was associated with Mobil Corporation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Union Texas Petroleum, where he was named assistant treasurer in 1991.
Dundrea holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Rider University and his MBA from Columbia University.
He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers in addition to the Financial Executives Institute and has served on the Board of the Spring Branch Education Foundation since 2002.
Robert J. Dye,
Senior Vice President Global Communications and Corporate Affair
ROBERT J. DYE, 57, was appointed senior vice president – Global Communications and Corporate Affairs in November 2010, leading the Public Affairs, Government and Regulatory Affairs, and Policy and Governance groups. Dye previously served as vice president – Corporate Services from 2009 to 2010, vice president – Investor Relations from 1997 to 2009 and director of Investor Relations from 1995 to 1997. He joined the company in 1992 as director of Corporate Planning.
Previously, he was planning manager for the offshore division of BP Exploration.
A chemical engineering graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Dye received his MBA from Stanford University.
He serves on the board of advisors for the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
ALFONSO LEON, 36, was named senior vice president and chief of staff in August 2012. In his role as chief of staff, Leon will support the delivery of Apache's growth strategy, performance and portfolio management, partner relationships and new business opportunities. He will continue to lead Apache’s planning and strategy teams.
Leon served as vice president with responsibility for planning and strategy since November 2010. He joined Apache as director of Strategic Planning in 2009.
Prior to joining Apache, Leon was a director and head of energy investment banking at Perella Weinberg Partners from 2006 until 2009. Prior to that, he served in various corporate strategy, planning and business development roles at Royal Dutch Shell.
Leon holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Janine J, Mcardle,
Senior Vice President Gas Monetization
JANINE J. MCARDLE, 52, was promoted to the new position of senior vice president – Gas Monetization in October 2010. McArdle is responsible for Apache’s participation in two large-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) developments – Wheatstone in Australia and Kitimat in Canada to include marketing LNG product as well as partner, government and First Nations relations. She also will lead the development teams for the Apache-operated Kitimat LNG export terminal in northwestern British Columbia.
McArdle previously served as vice president – Oil and Gas Marketing since 2002 where she directed Apache’s worldwide crude oil and natural gas marketing activities.
Prior to joining the company, she served as managing director for Aquila Europe Ltd. from November 2001 to October 2002, and held executive and management positions with Aquila Energy Marketing since 1993, including vice president – Trading and vice president – Mergers and Acquisitions.
Previously, she was a partner in Hesse Gas from 1991 to 1993, and was a member of the board of directors of Intercontinental Exchange, the electronic trading platform, from 2000 to October 2002.
McArdle currently serves on the board of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska and a master of business administration from the University of Houston.
Sarah B. Teslik,
Senior Vice President Policy and Governance
SARAH B. TESLIK, 59, was appointed senior vice president – Policy and Governance in October 2006.
Prior to joining the company, she was chief executive officer of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. from November 2004 to October 2006, and executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors from July 1988 to October 2004.
Teslik holds a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, a master’s degree from Oxford University, and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University.
John R. Bedingfield,
Vice President Worldwide Exploration and New Ventures
JOHN R. BEDINGFIELD, 57, was appointed vice president – Worldwide Exploration and New Ventures. Bedingfield joined Apache in 1998 as a senior staff geophysicist and transferred to Cairo as senior geophysical advisor and geophysical manager of Apache Egypt Companies in 1999. Subsequently, he served as the West Mediterranean deepwater geoscience manager and was promoted to exploration manager of Apache Egypt in 2003. He transferred to Perth as Australia Region exploration manager in 2005, subsequently becoming region vice president in 2009.
Prior to joining Apache, Bedingfield worked as a geophysicist at Exxon Co., USA, Esso Production Malaysia, Petronas, and Exxon Exploration Co. in various domestic U.S. and international assignments.
Bedingfield holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from Northeast Louisiana University.
David L. French,
Vice President Business Development
DAVID L. FRENCH, 43, was appointed vice president – Business Development in January 2010. French joined Apache in 2005 as director of Purchasing; Environmental, Health and Safety; and General Services. He transferred to Calgary in 2007 as a production engineering manager.
Prior to joining Apache, he was an associate principal at McKinsey & Co. and held planning and operations positions at Amoco.
French holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jon A. Graham,
Vice President Environmental, Health and Safety
JON A. GRAHAM, 57, was promoted to vice president – Environmental, Health and Safety in May 2011, after serving as region vice president and country manager – Argentina, since 2009. Graham previously served as vice president – Reservoir Engineering in Canada, since 2006. He joined the company in 1994 as reservoir engineering manager in the Rockies Region. He was also reservoir engineering manager for the Western and Gulf of Mexico regions, Gulf Coast Onshore Region vice president, and engineering general manager for Apache Egypt Companies.
Prior to joining Apache, he was associated with Hunt Oil Company, Pacific Enterprises Oil Company, Santa Fe Minerals and Amoco.
Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla and his MBA from the University of Oklahoma.
Rodney A. Gryder,
Vice President Audit
RODNEY A. GRYDER, 64, was named vice president – Audit in November 2010, after having been director of Audit since 1998.
Prior to joining Apache, Gryder served as director, Corporate Audit Services for Western Atlas, Inc., and manager, Internal Audit for TransTexas Gas. He also held finance and audit positions at Occidental Petroleum, Tenneco Oil Co., the Texas State Auditor’s Office and Peat, Marwick & Co.
Gryder holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas Tech and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Rebecca A. Hoyt,
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
REBECCA A. HOYT, 48, was appointed vice president, chief accounting officer and controller in November 2010. Hoyt is responsible for Apache's worldwide accounting organization as well as the Corporate Land Administration group. She previously served as vice president and controller from 2006 to 2010 after having been assistant controller since 2003. Prior to that, she held positions of increasing responsibility within the accounting area since joining the company in 1993.
Previously, Hoyt was an audit manager with Arthur Andersen LLP, an independent public accounting firm from 1992 to 1993.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston.
Aaron S. G. Merrick,
Vice President Information Technology
AARON S. G. MERRICK, 50, is vice president – Information Technology. Merrick has served as director of Information Technology since 2006. After a prior stint with Apache from 1991 to 1994, he was a vice president of T-NETIX, Inc., a company with specialized telephone operations across the United States and in the United Kingdom, and later consulted with Apache on the development of Scout, the company’s data warehouse.
Previously, he spent seven years at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Merrick has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bob Jones University.
Vice President Government Affairs
OBIE O’BRIEN, 59, is vice president, Government Affairs. He has been director of Governmental, Regulatory and Community Affairs since joining Apache in 1992. Prior to joining the company, O'Brien served as governmental affairs manager for Mitchell Energy, special projects director for U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and projects coordinator for U.S. Rep. Michael A. Andrews.
He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
F. Brady Parish,
Vice President Investor Relations
F. BRADY PARISH, 47, joined Apache as vice president, Investor Relations in September 2012.
Parish most recently served as a managing director at Moelis & Company, leading its oil and gas advisory practice since 2011. Prior to that position, he was a managing director in the Global Natural Resources Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he led the oil and gas investment banking effort and was a member of the Merger Leadership Group. Previously, Parish was a director in the Global Energy & Power Group at Merrill Lynch.
Parish received his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M and holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 20 years of investment banking and business development experience focused predominantly in the oil and gas sector.
Jon W. Sauer,
Vice President Tax
JON W. SAUER, 52, was appointed vice president – Tax in May 2001, having been director of Tax since March 1997, and manager of Tax from August 1992.
Prior to joining the company, Sauer was tax manager with Swift Energy Company, Houston, Texas, from 1989 to 1992, and a manager in the tax practice of Arthur Andersen & Co., an independent public accounting firm, from 1983 to 1989.
Sauer received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and currently serves as chairman of the American Exploration & Production Council (formerly Domestic Petroleum Council) tax committee.
Cheri L. Peper,
CHERI L. PEPER, 58, was appointed corporate secretary of the company in May 1995, having been assistant secretary since 1992.
Prior to joining Apache, she was assistant secretary for Panhandle Eastern Corporation (subsequently PanEnergy Corp.) since 1988. Peper is a director of MemberSource Credit Union, formerly known as PT&T Federal Credit Union.
Peper graduated cum laude from the University of Houston and is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.