Board of Directors
- John Richels
- Barbara M. Baumann
- John E. Bethancourt
- David A. Hager
- Robert H. Henry
- Michael M. Kanovsky
- Robert A. Mosbacher Jr.
- Duane C. Radtke
- Mary P. Ricciardello
John Richels, 65, joined the board of directors in 2007. The board elected him as its vice chairman in December 2014 and as chairman in June 2016. He served as Devon’s president and CEO from 2010 until retiring in July 2015. He previously served as president and before that senior vice president of Devon, and as 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 also serves on the board of directors for TransCanada Corp. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from York University and a law degree from the University of Windsor.
Barbara M. Baumann, 61, joined the board of directors in January 2014. Baumann is president and owner of Cross Creek Energy Corp., an energy advisory firm with investments in domestic oil and natural gas. Previously, Baumann served in various areas of finance and operations during an 18-year career with Amoco (later BP Amoco). Those roles included chief financial officer of Ecova Corp., Amoco's wholly owned environmental-remediation unit, and vice president of Amoco's San Juan Basin business unit. She earned a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John E. Bethancourt, 64, joined the board of directors in January 2014. He retired after a 37-year career with Chevron and predecessor companies Getty Oil Co. and Texaco. He served in various executive leadership roles, most recently as vice president for technology and services, where he oversaw Chevron's environmental, health and safety efforts, major project management, procurement and mining operations. His earlier executive roles included overseeing worldwide production operations and business development. Bethancourt serves on the board of trustees of the Texas A&M Foundation. He earned a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.
Dave Hager, 60, was elected by the board of directors to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 1, 2015. Shareholders elected him to the board of directors in June 2016. Hager previously served on the board from 2007 until 2009, when he joined the company as executive vice president of exploration and production. Subsequently, Hager served as chief operating officer before taking his current positions. From 1999 to 2006, Hager was employed by Kerr-McGee Corp., serving in various capacities, most recently as chief operating officer. Hager has a bachelor of science degree in geophysics from Purdue University and a master's degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University. He was elected in November 2015 to the American Petroleum Institute board of directors. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Exploration & Production Council, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP, and EnLink Midstream, LLC.
Robert H. Henry, 63, joined the board of directors in August 2010 and currently serves as president of Oklahoma City University. Henry was appointed judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 1994 by former President Bill Clinton where he served most recently as chief judge until 2010. Prior to his appointment, Henry was dean and professor of law at Oklahoma City University School of Law from 1991 to 1994. In 1987, Henry was elected attorney general of Oklahoma where he served until 1991. He also served as an Oklahoma state representative from 1976 to 1986. Henry earned a bachelor's degree with high honors from the University of Oklahoma and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Michael M. Kanovsky, 68, joined the board of directors in 1998. He was a co-founder of Northstar Energy Corp. and served on Northstar’s board of directors from 1982 to 1998. Kanovsky is president of Sky Energy Corporation and also serves as a director of Accrete Energy Inc., ARC Resources Ltd., Bonavista Petroleum Ltd., Pure Technologies Ltd. and TransAlta Corp.
Robert A. Mosbacher, age 65, was appointed to the Board of Directors in April 2009. Mosbacher previously served as a member of the Board from 1999 until 2005, at which time he resigned to accept an appointment by the Bush administration to serve as president and chief executive officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an independent agency of the U.S. government that supports private capital investment in emerging markets around the world, where he served until January 2009. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Mosbacher Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, from 1986 to 2005. Mosbacher currently serves as a director of Calpine Corporation.
Duane C. Radtke, 67, joined the board of directors in August 2010. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Valiant Exploration LLC. From 2001 to 2007 he served as president and chief executive officer of Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc. Following Devon's 2000 merger with Santa Fe Snyder, Radtke served as president of Devon's international division until joining Dominion Resources. He began his energy industry career in 1971 as an engineer for Texas Pacific Oil Company. Radtke earned a bachelor's degree in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Mary P. Ricciardello, 60, joined the board of directors in 2007. She retired in 2002 after a 20-year career with Reliant Energy Inc., a leading independent power producer and marketer. Ricciardello began her career with Reliant in 1982 and served in various financial management positions with the company including comptroller, vice president and most recently as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. She is a certified public accountant and serves on the board of directors of U.S. Concrete, Noble Corp., EnLink Midstream Partners, LP, and EnLink Midstream, LLC.