Chesapeake Energy names new board member

Chesapeake Energy Corporation on Monday announced the appointment of Mark A. Edmunds to the Board of Directors, effective August 17, 2018. Edmunds will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee and will stand for re-election at the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders.

Chesapeake Chairman R. Brad Martin commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the Board of Directors. With 37 years of experience with Deloitte LLP, and as the recent global leader of a major energy client and Asia-Pacific energy practice leader, Mark brings international financial, audit and tax expertise that will complement our deep, experienced Board. In addition to his extensive E&P industry experience, his commitment to safety and operational excellence aligns directly with Chesapeake’s culture and values.”

Edmunds is currently a Senior Partner and Vice Chairman at Deloitte and has served on its Board of Directors, including its Global and Elected Leader Succession Committees. He previously led the Americas Oil and Gas practice. Edmunds joined Deloitte in 1981 and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Edmunds commented, “I am honored to join Chesapeake at such an exciting time in its history, and I admire the significant progress the company has made during its transformation. I look forward to working with the Board and management team to continue the positive momentum and help Chesapeake reach its full potential.”