HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) today announced that, effective December 5, 2017, Clayton A. Carrell will join the company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the Company's operational and technical activities.
"We are excited to be adding another integral member of the leadership team as we execute our strategy and position the Company for the future," said Bill Way, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy. "Clay has vast operating and leadership experience from various engineering and management roles throughout his career. He has a proven track record of delivering operational and technical excellence, and we are confident that he will further enhance Southwestern's already leading operating capabilities. We identified Clay during a thorough search process and are looking forward to working with him as we continue to deliver value to our shareholders."
Mr. Carrell joins Southwestern Energy from EP Energy, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2012. He joined El Paso Corporation in 2007, where he held various executive leadership roles and helped establish EP Energy as an independent company before being named Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Carrell was Vice President, Engineering & Operations at Peoples Energy Production from February 2001 to March 2007. Prior to joining Peoples Energy Production, Mr. Carrell worked at Burlington Resources and ARCO Oil and Gas Company from May 1988 to February 2001.
"I am eager to join Southwestern Energy and to lead the operations across its high-quality asset base," said Mr. Carrell. "I look forward to working closely with Bill and the rest of the team to further deliver value for Southwestern Energy and its shareholders."
Mr. Carrell serves on the Industry Board of the Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Department and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Carrell is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, Texas.
About Southwestern Energy
Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company whose wholly owned subsidiaries are engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production, natural gas gathering and marketing. Additional information on the company can be found on the Internet at http://www.swn.com.
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