Vince White, Devon Energy’s SVP of Communications and Investor Relations, to
Retire August 8, 2014; Howard Thill Joins Devon to Succeed White
OKLAHOMA CITY -- May 16, 2014
Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) today announced the retirement of Vince
White, senior vice president, communications and investor relations. White is
scheduled to retire August 8, 2014.
Since joining Devon in 1993, White has directed the company’s investor
relations programs as the company has grown from a small independent
exploration and production company to a member of the Fortune 500. During that
period, White managed the company’s relationships with key stakeholder groups
through numerous mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and corporate
“We thank Vince for his dedication to our mission and his many contributions
to our success,” said John Richels, Devon’s president and chief executive
officer. “Vince’s leadership of our investor relations and communications
programs has been outstanding in every respect, with an uncompromised
commitment to integrity.”
In a related move, Howard J. Thill has joined the company to fill the position
created by White’s retirement. Thill, a 32-year veteran of the energy
industry, including 15 years leading investor relations, communications and
government relations efforts for major oil and gas concerns, joins Devon
having most recently served as vice president of corporate, government and
investor relations at Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston.
“Howard brings to Devon deep knowledge borne of extensive and varied
experience in our industry,” Richels said. “We look forward to his
contributions as we continue to navigate the opportunities before us.”
Prior to joining Marathon, Thill was director of investor relations with
Phillips Petroleum Co. He began his career with Phillips in 1982 as a drilling
fluids sales/service engineer. He subsequently held positions of increasing
responsibility in natural gas operations, federal and international tax,
chemical accounting, international finance and business development.
Thill is a certified public accountant with bachelor's degrees in accounting
and marketing, as well as a master's degree in business administration from
Oklahoma State University.
Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company
engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is a leading
U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and is included in the S&P 500
Index. For additional information, visit our website at www.devonenergy.com.
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