President and Chief Executive Officer
John Richels, 62, was elected president and chief executive officer of Devon in June 2010 and joined the board of directors in 2007. He previously served as president, a senior vice president of Devon and president and chief executive officer of Devon’s Canadian subsidiary. Richels joined Devon through its 1998 acquisition of Canadian-based Northstar Energy Corp. Prior to joining Northstar, Richels was managing and chief operating partner of the Canadian-based national law firm, Bennett Jones. Richels previously served as a director of a number of publicly traded companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from York University and a law degree from the University of Windsor.