HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today the appointment of Gary T. Clark to the role of vice president of Investor Relations. Clark joins Apache from Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he was the vice president of investor relations and research.
"In the second quarter of this year, we initiated a search to identify the investor relations officer in our industry best positioned to take Apache's interaction with our equity stakeholders to a new level," said Alfonso Leon, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Apache. "We consulted broadly to incorporate the input and advice of many of our shareholders, sell-side analysts and other stakeholders. Gary truly stood out from the playing field as a great fit to move Apache forward in this key corporate function."
Prior to joining Chesapeake in 2012, Clark accumulated 18 years of experience on both the buy-side and the sell-side oil and gas equity markets. His buy-side experience includes serving as senior securities analyst with the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio and co-portfolio manager with Dynamis Advisors, LLC. On the sell-side, his experience includes serving as senior exploration and production (E&P) coverage research analyst with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., where he was selected by the Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street ranking as one of the nine "home-run hitters" across all sectors and firms.
Clark's new role at Apache brings his career full circle, as he started his career in Apache's Treasury Department in the early 1990s. He will report to Alfonso Leon, Apache's CFO, beginning Aug. 26. Clark holds a CFA designation and is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in business administration/finance.
Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom and Australia. Apache posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and copies of all press releases on its website, www.apachecorp.com, and on its Media and Investor Center mobile application, which is available for free download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
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