Halliburton expands board with naming of 2 more directors



Two new directors to Halliburton Company’s board of directors were announced this week.

Janet Weiss and Maurice Smith were named to the board and both will stand for election by shareholders at Halliburton’s annual meeting on May 17.

The appointment of Weiss and Smith increases the number of Halliburton directors to 13, of which 12 are independent.

Weiss retired from BP in 2020 after a 35-year career in the oil and gas industry, including serving as the president of BP Alaska. Prior to that role, she held numerous leadership positions at BP, including vice president of Alaska Subsurface, vice president of Special Projects, director of Unconventional Gas Technology, and director of Organizational Capability for Operations & HSSE. Today, Ms. Weiss serves as a board member for Tourmaline Oil Corp., the First National Bank of Alaska, and Northwest University.

Smith is the president and CEO of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), one of the largest health insurers in the United States. Prior to becoming CEO, he held positions of increased responsibility at HCSC over his 30-year career there, including as head of investment transactions and corporate strategy and serving as President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. He is the chairman of the board of Prime Therapeutics and serves on the boards of Ventas Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and the Economic Club of Chicago, among many other civic and business organizations.

“On behalf of the board, I am delighted to welcome Janet and Maurice to Halliburton,” said Jeff Miller, Halliburton chairman, president, and CEO. “Janet and Maurice bring strong leadership to our board and have direct experience running large businesses in complex industries. Janet has worked in the oil and gas business her entire career and knows the daily operational, safety and environmental requirements of the energy business. Maurice sits as an active chief executive officer and brings deep expertise developing and executing long-term corporate strategy and driving financial operations and activities.”

Source: Business Wire