Ascent Resources LLC has hired Jennifer M. Grigsby to serve as CFO, effective Aug. 1. Grigsby is joining Ascent from American Energy Partners LP, where she has served as CEO and CFO of American Energy Minerals Holdings LLC and as CFO of American Energy – Woodford LLC since February.
Grigsby previously worked for Chesapeake Energy Corp. for 19 years in increasing roles of importance, including serving as vice president, assistant treasurer, and corporate secretary from 2006 to 2007; senior vice president, treasurer, and corporate secretary from 2007 to 2013; and senior vice president of corporate and strategic planning from 2013 to 2014.
Prior to Chesapeake, Grigsby worked for Commander Aircraft Co. and Deloitte & Touche LLP in various accounting and supervisory roles in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on finance from Oklahoma City University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University. Grigsby is a certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant.
Ascent Resources LLC (formerly American Energy Appalachia Holdings LLC) was created in December 2014 through the combination of Ascent Resources Utica Holdings LLC and Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings LLC, which respectively own Ascent Resources – Utica LLC and Ascent Resources – Marcellus LLC. Since its inception, Ascent has established a position in the Appalachian Basin, with approximately 280,000 net acres purchased or under contract.