Francis B. Barron has joined Denver, CO-based Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) as senior vice president – general counsel.
Barron joins Cimarex from Bill Barrett Corp. where he served as executive vice president—general counsel since February 2009 and as secretary since March 2004. He served as senior vice president—general counsel from March 2004 until February 2009 and as CFO from November 2006 until March 2007. Previously, Barron was a partner at the Denver, Colorado office of the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP as well as a partner at Bearman Talesnick & Clowdus Professional Corp. His practice included corporate, securities and business law for publicly traded oil and gas companies. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a JD from the University of Colorado.
In addition, Thomas A. Richardson has retired from his position as vice president – general counsel of Cimarex. Richardson had served in the position since August 2008. Richardson had been associated with Cimarex for over 15 years as both a valued employee and as outside counsel while partner at the Denver-based law firm of Holme Roberts & Owen (now Bryan Cave HRO).