Michael Mears, 60, joined the board of directors in January 2023. He is currently on the board of Sempra where he serves on the corporate governance and safety, sustainability and technology committees. Mears was the chairman, president and CEO of Magellan Midstream Partners from 2011 until his retirement in April 2022. He joined Magellan Midstream Partners in 2002 when the company was formed and was the company’s chief operating officer from 2008 to 2011. Prior to Magellan, Mears worked in a range of management positions for its predecessor company, Williams Pipeline Co. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical and petroleum refining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Mr. Mears has significant leadership experience in the energy industry. As a former chief executive officer of a large corporation, he is able to provide perspectives on a broad range of issues that are important for a corporation with Devon’s scale and operations. His background in marketing and energy-related infrastructure adds valuable perspectives to the Board.
Governance, Environmental, and Public Policy