Chesapeake Energy establishes Office of the Chairman
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Chesapeake Energy today announced that its board of directors has established a three-person Office of the Chairman while continuing its previously announced CEO search process with the assistance of Heidrick & Struggles.
The office of the chairman includes: Archie W. Dunham, non-executive chairman of the Board; Steven C. Dixon, who has been named acting Chief Executive Officer in addition to his continuing role as chief operating officer; and Domenic J. Dell’Osso Jr., chief financial officer.
Mr. Dixon has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2006 and has held various senior operational positions since joining Chesapeake in 1991. Mr. Dell’Osso has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2010 after serving in various financial roles since 2008.
As part of Chesapeake’s previously announced succession plan, the members of the Office of the Chairman have been working closely to transition oversight of strategic, operational, and financial matters as well as certain day-to-day management responsibilities from Chief Executive Officer Aubrey K. McClendon, who has previously agreed with the Board to retire on April 1, 2013.