Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) reports that John Surma has been appointed to the company’s board of directors and that Jack Harper has rejoined the company as executive vice president.
Surma joins the company’s board of directors after recently retiring as chairman and CEO of United States Steel Corporation. He will serve on the company’s Audit Committee and Reserves Committee. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of Marathon Petroleum Corp.; Ingersoll-Rand plc; and MPLX GP LLC, the general partner of MPLX LP. Additionally, Surma is on the boards of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the National Safety Council. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and serves as its vice chairman. Prior to joining United States Steel, Surma served in several executive positions with Marathon Petroleum Corp. and as a partner with Price Waterhouse LLP. He Surma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.
Harper served as the company’s senior vice president and chief of staff from November 2010 to January 2013. He joined the company in July 2006 as director of investor relations and business development, and became vice president of business development and capital markets in October 2007. Prior to joining the company, Harper served in various capacities relating to finance, investor relations, and business development at Unocal Corp., Pure Resources Inc., and Tom Brown Inc. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance.