Energen elects Hargett and Kleier to board of directors

Energen Corp.’s (NYSE: EGN) shareholders have elected William G. Hargett and Alan A. Kleier to the company’s board of directors.

Hargett has 35 years of North American oil and gas industry experience. He retired in 2008 as chairman, president, and CEO of Houston Exploration Co. He joined Houston Exploration in 2001 as president and CEO, and was elected chairman in 2004. He served in numerous executive and management positons during his career, including roles at Tenneco Oil, North Central Oil Co., Amax Oil and Gas, Greenhill Petroleum, and Snyder Oil Co. Hargett is a graduate of the University of Alabama, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology.

Kleier retired in 2013 as vice president of Chevron’s Mid-Continent Business Unit, a position he had held since 2011. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership roles in both the US and abroad for Chevron and for Texaco, prior to the merger of the two companies. He has almost four decades of experience in the oil and gas industry. Kleier recently accepted a position on the Industrial Board of Advisors for the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering.

Hargett and Kleier have been elected for three-year terms, expiring in 2018. The company also re-elected directors Stephen A. Snider and Gary C. Youngblood for another term.

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