The Railroad Commission of Texas has appointed Kimberly Corley as executive director and Alexander Schoch as general counsel. Both will join the Commission early in 2016.
Corley brings to the Commission more than 30 years of technical, policy, and strategic expertise in oil and gas and pipeline operations. She retired from the Shell Oil Co. earlier this year, where she held several executive leadership positions, most recently as business development manager for gas monetization and as general manager of construction risk mitigation and workforce development for Shell Upstream Americas. Previously, Corley served in various executive leadership roles within Shell Oil. Before joining Shell Oil, Corley held various executive and leadership positions with oil and gas and pipeline companies, including Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Corp., and Tenneco Energy.
Corley earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Liberal Studies degree with concentration in environmental science and policy from Rice University. She has also served on several professional boards, including chair of the North American Carbon Capture and Storage Association, National Center for Construction Education & Research, Texas Oil and Gas Association, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership.
Schoch brings more than 30 years of executive and industry-related legal experience to the Commission. He retired from Peabody Energy earlier this year, where he most recently served as executive vice president, chief legal officer, and secretary. Schoch previously held executive legal positions with various segments of the Goodrich Corp. He also served as an international attorney for Marathon Oil Corp. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association, and was recently elected to be a member of the American Law Institute.