John Richels, 62, was elected president and chief executive officer of Devon in June 2010 and joined the board of directors in 2007. He previously served as president, a senior vice president of Devon and president and chief executive officer of Devon’s Canadian subsidiary. Richels joined Devon through its 1998 acquisition of Canadian-based Northstar Energy Corp. Prior to joining Northstar, Richels was managing and chief operating partner of the Canadian-based national law firm, Bennett Jones. Richels previously served as a director of a number of publicly traded companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from York University and a law degree from the University of Windsor.
Hager, 56, holds the position of chief operating officer and has been with the company since March 2009, when he was hired as executive vice president of Exploration and Production. From 2007 until joining the company, Hager served as a member of the board of directors. From 1999 to 2006, Hager was employed by Kerr-McGee Corp., serving in various capacities, most recently as chief operating officer. Hager has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics from Purdue University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Agosta, 46, was elected executive vice president and chief financial officer in March 2010. He previously held the position of senior vice president, Corporate Finance and treasurer, from 2003 to 2010. Prior to joining Devon in 1997, Agosta was with the management consulting firm of D. R. Payne Associates and KPMG LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor.
R. Alan Marcum, 46, was elected to the position of executive vice president Administration in 2008. Marcum has been with Devon since 1995, and most recently held the position of vice president and controller. Marcum is responsible for office administration, information technology, project management and records management. Prior to joining Devon, Marcum was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick (now KPMG LLP) as a senior auditor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Central University, majoring in accounting and finance. Marcum is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Oklahoma State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Frank W. Rudolph, 56, was elected to the position of executive vice president Human Resources in 2007. In the seven years prior to joining Devon, Rudolph was vice president Human Resources for Banta Corporation, an international printing and supply chain management company with 9,000 employees. His career in human resources began at R. R. Donnelly & Sons and spans more than 25 years. Rudolph has also held human resources management positions at SANWA-Overhead Door Corp., US West Communications, Clark Refining and Marketing, Inc., James River Corporation and Tenneco Packaging. Rudolph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in administration from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in industrial relations and management from Loyola University.
Darryl G. Smette, 66, was elected to the position of executive vice president Marketing and Midstream in 1999. Smette previously held the position of vice president Marketing and Administrative Planning. His marketing background includes 15 years with Energy Reserves Group Inc./BHP Petroleum (Americas) Inc. He is also an oil and gas industry instructor, approved by the University of Texas Department of Continuing Education. Smette is a member of the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association, Natural Gas Association of Oklahoma and the American Gas Association. He holds an undergraduate degree from Minot State University and a master’s degree from Wichita State University.
Lyndon C. Taylor, 55, was elected to the position of executive vice president and general counsel in February 2007. Taylor had served as Devon’s deputy general counsel since August 2005. Prior to joining Devon, Taylor was with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP for 20 years and served as managing partner of the firm's Houston office from 1993 to 2005. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma and Texas. Taylor received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.
Vaughn, 55, holds the position of executive vice president of Exploration and Production. Before joining Devon in 1999, Vaughn spent 12 years with Kerr-McGee Corporation, most recently as Manager of the Rocky Mountain District. Before joining Kerr-McGee, Vaughn worked as an operations engineer for Amoco Production Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Oral Roberts University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
William F. Whitsitt, 67, was elected to the position of executive vice president Public Affairs in August 2008. Prior to joining Devon, Whitsitt spent 11 years in Washington D.C. as a public affairs consultant representing a broad range of clients including Devon. Whitsitt previously served as director of governmental affairs for one of the world’s largest law firms and held the position of vice president of worldwide marketing and public affairs for Oryx Energy Co. He has served as chief of staff to a U.S. Senator and as a legislative assistant in the Senate and House of Representatives. Whitsitt holds a doctoral degree in Public Administration from George Washington University.
John RichelsPresident and Chief Executive Officer
David A. HagerChief Operating Officer
Jeff A. AgostaExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
R. Alan MarcumExecutive Vice President, Administration
Frank W. RudolphExecutive Vice President, Human Resources
Darryl G. SmetteExecutive Vice President, Marketing, Midstream and Supply Chain
Lyndon C. TaylorExecutive Vice President and General Counsel
Tony D. VaughnExecutive Vice President, Exploration and Production
William F. WhitsittExecutive Vice President, Public Affairs
Sue AlbertiSenior Vice President, Marketing
Carla BrockmanVice President, Corporate Governance and Secretary
Bradley A. FosterSenior Vice President, U.S. Operations
David G. HarrisVice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer
Gregg L. HensonVice President and Corporate Controller
Steve HoppeSenior Vice President, Midstream
Jeremy D. HumphersVice President, Accounting
Jeffrey L. RitenourSenior Vice President, Investor Relations
Chris SeasonsSenior Vice President, Canadian Division and President Devon Canada
Gina E. SewellVice President, Tax
Vincent W. WhiteSenior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations