Changes in the executive leadership at Devon Energy Corp. and ConocoPhillips were announced this week. The Devon announcements were lost in the news that the company laid off 700 workers at its headquarters and 1,000 company wide.
Darryl Smette, executive vice president of Marketing, Facilities, Pipeline and Supply Chain and Frank Rudolph, executive vice president of Human Resources announced their intentions to retire in July.
At the same time, the company promoted Tony Vaughn, executive vice president of Exploration and Production to chief operating officer. Tana Cashion, vice president of Human Resources was promoted to senior vice president of Human Resources, reporting to President and CEO Dave Hager. Sue Alberti, senior president of Marketing, will assume the Supply Chain and Evaluation and Planning organizations upon Smette’s retirement and report to Vaughn.
Smette, 68, joined Devon in 1986. The 58-year old Rudolph was elected to his current position in 2007 but previously had been vice president of Human Resources for Banta Corp., an international printing and supply chain management company.
Over at ConocoPhillips, the announcement was made of the retirement of Jeff Sheets as executive vice president, Finance and chief financial officer after more than 35 years with the company.
Don Wallette, Jr., currently executive vice president of Commercial, Business Development and Corporate Planning was named executive vice president of Finance, Commercial and chief financial officer.
Al Hirshberg, currently executive vice president of Technology and Projects was named executive vice president of Production, Drilling and Projects. Matt Fox, the current executive vice president of Exploration and Production was named executive vice president of Strategy, Exploration and Technology.