Board of Directors

Catherine A. Kehr

Chairman of the Board

John D. Gass

Independent Director

Greg D. Kerley

Independent Director

Jon A. Marshall

Independent Director

Patrick M. Prevost

Independent Director

Anne Taylor

Independent Director

Denis J. Walsh III, CFA

Independent Director

Bill Way

President & Chief Executive Officer

Age: 54
Director Since: 2011
Committees:

  • Audit
  • Nominating and Governance (Chair)

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 largest investment management organizations and manager of the American Funds. In this role, Ms. Kehr was responsible for investment analysis and a portfolio manager of global energy equities. Prior to that, Ms. Kehr was an investment analyst and portfolio manager with responsibility for global energy high yield debt. Prior to her tenure with The Capital Group Companies, she held various managerial positions at Atlantic Richfield Company and Payden and Rygel. In 2002, the Reuters Survey ranked Ms. Kehr among the top 10 individual U.S. fund managers. Ms. Kehr was a director of California Resources Corporation from February 2015 through May 2017.

Age: 65
Director Since: 2012
Committees:

  • Compensation (Chair)
  • Health, Safety, Environment and Corporate Responsibility

Other Public Boards:

  • Suncor Energy Inc.

Mr. Gass retired in 2012 as Vice President of Chevron Corporation and President of Chevron Gas and Midstream. 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, including heading the company’s exploration and production operations in southern Africa and in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Mr. Gass served as a director of Sasol Chevron Holdings Ltd and GS Caltex. Mr. Gass has been a director of Weatherford International, Ltd. since June 2013 and serves on the Compensation and the Health, Safety and Environment Committees. He became a director of Suncor Energy Inc. in February 2014, where he serves on its Governance Committee and chairs its Human Resources and Compensation Committee.

Age: 61
Director Since: 2010
Committees:

  • Health, Safety, Environment and Corporate Responsibility
  • Nominating and Governance

Mr. Kerley retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Southwestern Energy in October 2012. Mr. Kerley began his career at Southwestern Energy in 1990 as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, eventually serving as Treasurer and Secretary before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1998. Prior to 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. In 2010, Institutional Investor ranked Mr. Kerley as one of the top performing CFO’s in the exploration and production sector.

Age: 65
Director Since: 2017
Committees:

  • Compensation
  • Health, Safety, Environment and Corporate Responsibility (Chair)

Other Public Boards:

  • Noble Corporation plc
  • Cobalt International Energy, Inc.

Mr. Marshall retired as President and Chief Operating Officer of Transocean Ltd., a role in which he served in 2007 and 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Marshall served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of GlobalSantaFe Corporation from 2003 to 2007, when it merged with Transocean. Mr. Marshall also served on the boards of directors of those companies. Mr. Marshall has served as a director of Noble Corporation plc since 2009, where he currently serves as chairman of its HSE & Engineering Committee and as a member of its Audit and Finance Committees, and has served as a director of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. since 2010, where he currently serves as chairman of its Compensation Committee.

Age: 61
Director Since: 2017
Committees:

  • Audit (Chair)
  • Nominating & Governance

Other Public Boards:

  • Cabot Corporation and General Cable Corporation

Patrick Prevost has served as a director of the board of directors of Cabot Corporation (“Cabot”), a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, since 2008, where he is currently a member of the Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. Mr. Prevost previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cabot from January 2008 until March 2016. Prior to joining Cabot, since October 2005, Mr. Prevost served as President, Performance Chemicals, of BASF AG, an international chemical company. Prior to that, he was responsible for BASF Corporation’s Chemicals and Plastics business in North America. Before joining BASF in 2003, he held senior management positions at BP and Amoco. Mr. Prevost is a member of the board of directors of General Cable Corporation, a global leader in copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products, where he is currently the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.

Age: 62
Director Since: 2018
Committees:

  • Compensation
  • Audit

Other Public Boards:

  • Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Ms. Taylor retired in June 2018 from Deloitte, which she joined in 1987. She held numerous top executive positions with that firm, including Vice Chairman and Managing Partner of the Houston office, U.S. Chief Strategy Officer, and Global Leader for e-business. She also was a member of the U.S. Board of Directors, where she served on the U.S. and Global Nominating Committees, the CEO Evaluation Committee, and chaired the Strategic Investment Committee. She also served on the board of Deloitte Consulting LLP.

Ms. Taylor received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Engineering from the University of Utah. She also attended Princeton University for doctorate studies in civil engineering, where she focused on transportation and mobility. Ms. Taylor currently serves as a director of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a publicly traded company, and as immediate past chairman of the board of Central Houston, Inc., a nonprofit organization. She previously served as an executive board member of the Greater Houston Partnership and United Way of Greater Houston.

Age: 59
Director Since: 2019
Committees:

  • Audit
  • Compensation

Other Public Boards:

  • None

Mr. Walsh retired in 2013 as a Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc., the world’s largest investment management company. From 2005 -2013, Mr. Walsh served as lead Portfolio Manager for the firm’s All-Cap Energy strategies including hedge funds, long only and closed end funds. His responsibilities encompassed the entire global energy sector covering Exploration & Production, Major Integrated Oils, Master Limited Partnerships, Oil Service and Alternative Energy companies. Prior to that, Mr. Walsh was a Managing Director at State Street Research & Management Company, one of the nation’s oldest mutual fund firms. In this role, he served as the firm’s primary Research Analyst responsible for global energy sector investment and analysis. In addition, he founded and served as a lead Portfolio Manager for State Street’s Analyst Fund. Mr. Walsh was recognized by Institutional Investor magazine as “The Best Of The Buyside” Energy Analyst 7 times.

Since 2013, Mr. Walsh has been an adjunct faculty member at Providence College where he teaches investment management.

Bill Way is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy Company. In 2011 he joined the company as Chief Operating Officer responsible for all of the company’s E&P and midstream businesses. From 2014 to 2016 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer before being named to his current role in 2016. Before joining Southwestern Energy, he was Senior Vice President, Americas at BG Group plc, with responsibility for E&P, Midstream and LNG operations in the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Bolivia, Canada and Argentina as well as BG’s global shipping business. He began his career at Conoco and over the course of his more than twenty-seven year tenure, he held a wide range of senior leadership positions in E&P, LNG, Midstream and Shipping operations in the U.S., Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and his MBA from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and serves as a Director for several secondary educational organizations. Bill is a member of the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council.

Executive Leadership

Bill Way

President & Chief Executive Officer

Julian Bott

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Clay Carrell

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Jenny McCauley

Senior Vice President - Administration

Chris Lacy

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jason Kurtz

Vice President - Marketing & Transportation

Bill Way is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy Company. In 2011 he joined the company as Chief Operating Officer responsible for all of the company’s E&P and midstream businesses. From 2014 to 2016 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer before being named to his current role in 2016. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Americas at BG Group plc, with responsibility for E&P, Midstream and LNG operations in the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Bolivia, Canada and Argentina as well as BG’s global shipping business. He began his career at Conoco and over the course of his more than twenty-seven year tenure, he held a wide range of senior leadership positions in E&P, LNG, Midstream and Shipping operations in the U.S., Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and his MBA from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. He serves as a Director for several secondary educational organizations, as well as the American Petroleum Institute and the Boys and Girls Country. Bill is a member of the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council, the National Petroleum Council and the American Exploration and Production Council.

Julian is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He joined SWN in 2017.

Julian has deep-rooted experience in finance and oil and gas. He has served as CFO of SandRidge Energy, Texas American Resources and 3DMD Technologies. Previously he held executive positions at the Toronto Dominion Bank and Bankers Trust Company. Julian holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Rice University.

Clay Carrell is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing Southwestern Energy’s operational and technical activities.

Clay joined SWN in 2017. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EP Energy. He joined El Paso Corporation in 2007, where he held various leadership roles and helped establish EP Energy as an independent company before being named Chief Operating Officer. Clay has worked in the energy industry for the past 30 years serving in various U.S. and international engineering and management roles at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Burlington Resources and Peoples Energy Production.

Carrell holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He served on the Industry Board of the Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Department, is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston.

Jenny McCauley is the Senior Vice President of Administration of Southwestern Energy. In 2009 she joined the company as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. In 2016 she was named to her current role which includes responsibility for Supply Chain, Human Resources, Communications and Support Services. Before joining Southwestern Energy, Jenny was Vice President Human Resources for the Americas and Global LNG region of BG Group plc. Her career also includes a variety of human resources roles with JPMorgan Chase, ARAMARK Uniform Services and Hilton Hotels Corporation.

Jenny earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College and her master’s degree in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Texas at Dallas. She serves on the boards and actively volunteers for several Houston-area nonprofit organizations.

Chris Lacy is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Southwestern Energy. He joined the company in 2014 as chief litigation counsel and has held various roles of progressively increasing responsibility. Before joining Southwestern Energy, Chris was with Dewey & LeBouef, LLP and Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. and has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in the energy industry.
Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Texas and his juris doctorate degree from the University of Houston Law Center where he graduated summa cum laude and served as a Notes and Comments editor for the Houston Law Review. He currently serves on the board of Redeemed Ministries.

Jason Kurtz is the Vice President of Marketing and Transportation at Southwestern Energy. Previously, he also served as SWN’s interim Vice President of Midstream until the sale of the company’s gathering asset in late 2018. Jason joined SWN in 1997 as Gas Sales Manager and held progressively responsible roles. By 2010, he was managing SWN’s Marketing and Transportation division and in 2012 became the division’s Vice President. Prior to joining Southwestern Energy, Jason was involved in direct sales and leasing of natural gas compression packages for J-W Power Company.

Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.