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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

S.P. "Chip" Johnson IV

Independent Director

Bill Way

President & Chief Executive Officer

Age: 58
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: 68
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: 64
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: 68
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: 65
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: 64
Director Since: 2018
Committees:

  • Compensation
  • Audit

Other Public Boards:

  • Group 1 Automotive, Inc.
  • Whiting Petroleum

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. and Whiting Petroleum, both publicly traded companies, 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: 60
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.

Age: 64
Director Since: 2020
Committees:

  • Health, Safety, Environment and Corporate Responsibility

Other Public Boards:

  • Callon Petroleum

Mr. Johnson has 40 years of onshore exploration and production experience. He founded Carrizo Oil & Gas in 1993 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer until its merger with Callon Petroleum in December 2019. Since 2019, Mr. Johnson has served as a director for Callon Petroleum, and is currently a member of the Strategic Planning and Reserves Committee. He previously served as a director on the board of Basic Energy Services and of Pinnacle Gas Resources. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and is a Registered Petroleum Engineer.

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.

Board Committees

Board Member Audit Compensation
Nominating & Governance
HSE & Corporate Responsibility
John D. Gass  
C
 
X
Catherine A. Kehr
X
 
C
 
Greg D. Kerley    
X
X
Jon A. Marshall  
X
 
C
Patrick M. Prevost
C
 
X
 
Anne Taylor
X
X
   
Denis J. Walsh III X X    
S.P. “Chip” Johnson IV       X
Bill Way        

C = Committee Chair or Co-Chair 
X = Committee Member