Robert D. "Doug" Lawler

President & Chief Executive Officer Chesapeake Energy
(Rice MBA '02)

Robert D. ‚ÄúDoug‚ÄĚ Lawler has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Energy since June 2013. Before joining Chesapeake, Mr. Lawler served as Senior Vice President of International and Deepwater Operations at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and as a member of Anadarko‚Äôs Executive Committee from July 2012 to June 2013. Prior to that time, he served as Anadarko‚Äôs Vice President of International Operations from December 2011 to July 2012, Vice President of Operations for the Southern and Appalachia Region from March 2009 to July 2012 and Vice President of Corporate Planning from August 2008 to March 2009. Mr. Lawler began his career with Kerr-McGee Corporation in 1988 and joined Anadarko following its acquisition of Kerr-McGee in August 2006.¬†

Mr. Lawler currently serves as an Executive Committee member for America’s Natural Gas Alliance and is a Board Member of the American Petroleum Institute, Business Roundtable, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and State Chamber of Oklahoma. He serves on the boards of United Way of Central Oklahoma, the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Houston Grand Opera. Mr. Lawler graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1988 and from Rice University in 2002.