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Leadership Bios & Photos
President & Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Vice President Human Resources
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.
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.
Michael Hancock is the interim Chief Financial Officer of Southwestern Energy. Michael joined the Company in 2010 and has held numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility in accounting, finance, investor relations, and financial planning and analysis, most recently as Vice President – Finance & Treasurer. Prior to joining Southwestern Energy, Mr. Hancock held various positions within finance and accounting at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and with Ernst & Young LLP in Houston. He holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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.
Carina Gillenwater is the Vice President of Human Resources of Southwestern Energy. Prior to joining SWN in 2018, she served as Global Vice President of Human Resources at Nabors Industries and Vice President of Human Resources at Smith International / Schlumberger Ltd. Her career also includes a variety of human resources experience, including in areas of compensation, talent development, employee relations, and organizational development.
Carina earned her bachelor’s degree in Teaching and Business from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos in Brazil. Carina is fluent in Portuguese (native), English and Spanish.
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.
Julian Bott, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2021 after experiencing a sudden non-COVID related medical condition.
“It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my dear friend and colleague Julian Bott. We have lost a well-respected business leader, advisor and mentor who will be remembered as a compelling and insightful thinker with a steady hand and warm demeanor that made him immensely successful. His presence will be deeply missed within the SWN family and across the broader industry. We extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his wife, Cecile, their sons, Ian and James, his mother, Gillian Bott, sister Kate Bott Hawkins and her husband Jason Hawkins, as well as his entire family,” said Bill Way, Southwestern Energy President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We find comfort in knowing that Julian’s enduring influence on the Company will live on through the next generation of leaders that he mentored and influenced. The Company’s vision remains unchanged, and I am confident in the experienced team that we have in place to continue delivering on our strategic objectives.”
Prior to joining SWN in 2017 Julian had deep-rooted experience in finance and oil and gas. He had 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 held a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Rice University.