Oil and Gas executive named to OSU A and M Board of Regents


An executive with oil and gas experience was named by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.

The governor named Cary Baetz of the Berry Corporation  in the past week, praising Baetz.

“Simply put, Cary Baetz gets things done,” said Gov. Stitt. “He is passionate about Oklahoma State University and his strategic executive experience will be very valuable as we make sure OSU students are obtaining the skills and degrees they need to succeed in the workforce.”

Since 2017, Baetz has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Berry Corporation, where he is also a member of the board of directors. He joined Berry after serving as the CFO and treasurer for Seventy Seven Energy Inc., a domestic oilfield services company. Baetz had been the CFO at Seventy-Seven Energy from June 2012 to April 2017 and during his time with the company, helped lead it through a successful restructuring and recapitalization under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

Baetz, a 1986 graduate of Oklahoma State University, also had experience as the Chief Financial Officer of Boots & Coots international Well control from 2005 to 2008.


“I’m both honored and thankful for this opportunity that Governor Stitt has afforded me to serve my alma mater,” said Baetz. “I look forward to working with Dr. Shrum, her team, and my fellow regents in continuing Oklahoma State University’s mission to promote learning, to advancing knowledge, to enriching lives, and to simulating economic development.”

Baetz’s wife, Treca, is also an involved member of the OSU community and sits on the OSU Foundation Board of Governors, OSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and OSU Alumni Association leadership council. Cary and Treca live in Oklahoma City, and have two adult children, Madison and Max.

If confirmed by the Oklahoma State Senate, Baetz will succeed Calvin Anthony and serve an 8-year term expiring April 4, 2030.