Devon Energy executive team marks promotions and pending retirements

Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN) has promoted Tony Vaughn, executive vice president of exploration and production (E&P), to COO. Additionally, Darryl Smette, executive vice president of marketing, facilities, pipeline and supply chain, and Frank Rudolph, executive vice president of human resources, both plan to retire in July.

In related moves, Tana Cashion, vice president of human resources, is being promoted to senior vice president of human resources. Sue Alberti, senior vice president of marketing, will assume the Supply Chain and Evaluation & Planning organizations upon Smette’s retirement and will report to Vaughn.

Before joining Devon in 1999, Vaughn spent 12 years with Kerr-McGee Corp. and, prior to that, worked as an operations engineer for Amoco Production Co. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, along with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Oral Roberts University. He currently serves on the board of directors of EnLink Midstream Partners LP.

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