Karl F. Kurz
Karl F. Kurz, 60, joined the board of directors in January 2021 following Devon’s merger with WPX Energy. Kurz became a member of WPX Energy’s board of directors in 2014. He currently serves as non-executive chairman of American Water Works Company, Inc. and as an advisor to Ares Management, L.P., a capital investment company. Previously, from 2009 until his retirement in 2012, Kurz served as managing director, co-head of the energy group and member of the investment committee at CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, a leading global private equity firm focused on energy investments. Prior to joining CCMP, he spent nine years with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, most recently serving as chief operating officer responsible for overseeing the company’s global exploration and production, marketing, midstream, land, technology and service businesses. Kurz holds a bachelor’s of science, magna cum laude, in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and he is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Governance, Environmental and Public Policy