Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) has elected Dorothy M. Ables and Robert S. Boswell to its board of directors. The addition of Ables and Boswell to the board will bring the total to seven directors, with six qualifying as independent directors.
Ables is chief administrative officer of Spectra Energy Corp., a position she has held since 2008 having been promoted from vice president of Audit Services and chief ethics and compliance officer. She has held positions of increasing responsibility during her 30 years at Spectra Energy and predecessor companies, including as vice president of Audit Services and chief compliance officer at Duke Energy and senior vice president and CFO for Duke Energy Gas Transmission. She also serves on the board of directors for Spectra Energy's publicly traded master limited partnership, Spectra Energy Partners. Ables has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
Boswell is chairman and CEO of Laramie Energy II LLC, a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Laramie Energy II LLC was formed in June 2007, after the sale of its predecessor company, Laramie Energy I, and conducts its operations solely in the Piceance Basin of western Colorado through its subsidiary, Piceance Energy LLC. Before starting Laramie I in 2004, he was chairman and CEO of Forest Oil Corp., a public exploration and production company that eventually merged with privately held Sabine Oil & Gas LLC in 2014. Prior to his 14 years with Forest Oil, Boswell spent most of his career with Adams Affiliates as CFO and ultimately as its COO and president. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas. Boswell is currently a director of Enerflex Ltd., a Canadian public company that manufactures and sells natural gas transmission and process equipment worldwide.