Newfield's Board of Directors also announced it plans to name Gary D. Packer
, 46, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective at the Annual Meeting in May 2009
will be relocating to Houston at that time.
Packer joined Newfield in 1995 and currently serves as President of Newfield's Rocky Mountain division in Denver, Colorado.
He has served in this position since Newfield acquired Inland Resources and entered the Rockies in 2004.
Since that time, Packer has led the Company's second largest division, more than tripling production and reserves.
assembled a team of oil and gas finders and an asset base with multiple growth basins in Utah, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.
Prior to this role, Packer held positions of increasing responsibility in the Company's Gulf of Mexico business unit.
Prior to joining Newfield, Packer worked for Amerada Hess and Tenneco Oil Company.
He serves on the Executive Board of IPAMS (Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States) and is active in The Society of Petroleum Engineers and The Independent Producers Association of America.
Packer graduated from Penn State University with a degree in petroleum engineering.
will be joined in the Executive Management Team by Terry W. Rathert
Lee and Gary
are outstanding executives who are committed to Newfield
and they have the passion to build and succeed.
Lee and Gary
will be joined in the Executive Team by Terry Rathert