Lee K. Boothby

President and CEO, Newfield Exploration Company
(Rice MBA '92)

Lee K. Boothby was named Newfield’s Chairman at the Company’s Annual Meeting 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 was past board member of OERB (Oklahoma Energy Resources Board). He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Louisiana State University (LSU) Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Committee and the Independent Petroleum Association of America. 

He holds a degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.