REFS 2011 Speaker Bio - Mr. Lee Boothby
Lee K. Boothby was named Newfield’s Chairman in May 2010. He was previously named President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2009. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President - Acquisitions and Business Development. From 2002 - 2007, he was Vice President - Mid-Continent. Boothby was responsible for leading Newfield's development of the growing Woodford Shale Play in southeastern Oklahoma, along with other resource plays that have led to this division's significant growth.
From 1999 - 2001, Boothby was Managing Director - Newfield Exploration Australia Ltd. and managed the Company's operations in the Timor Sea (divested in 2003) from Perth, Australia. Prior to joining Newfield in 1999, Boothby worked for Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company. Boothby serves as a board member for ANGA (America’s Natural Gas Alliance) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).
In June 2011, he was named Chairman of the Board of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC). He is a member of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Committee and also is a member of Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He holds a degree in petroleum engineering from LSU and an M.B.A. from Rice University.