HOUSTON, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) today announced that Julian Bott is joining the company as Executive Vice President and will become Chief Financial Officer on March 5, 2018. Jennifer Stewart, who has served as CFO on an interim basis, will become Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs.
The Company also announced that it has named Michael Hancock as Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis. This role will leverage the valuable perspective Michael gained in Investor Relations to enhance internal financial and operational analysis to shape strategy and drive additional shareholder value. Paige Penchas joins Southwestern as Vice President, Investor Relations to replace Michael.
“We welcome Julian and Paige to Southwestern Energy,” said Bill Way, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are fortunate to have the addition of their collective expertise as we reposition the Company to accelerate value from our highest return assets, strengthen our balance sheet and enhance our financial performance. I want to thank Jennifer and Michael for their exceptional work and congratulate them on their new roles in the Company.”
About Julian Bott
Mr. Bott joins Southwestern Energy from SandRidge Energy, where he served as Chief Financial Officer since 2015. Throughout his career of various leadership positions, Mr. Bott has gained extensive experience in both finance and the capital markets and has built strong relationships throughout the energy and investment banking industries. Prior to SandRidge Energy, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Texas American Resources and 3DMD Technologies and as Managing Partner at Kensington Energy Partners. Earlier in his career, he held executive positions at the Toronto Dominion Bank and Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Bott holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Rice University.
About Paige Penchas
Ms. Penchas has more than 20 years of experience in investor relations, treasury and financial services in the energy industry. She most recently served as Executive Vice President at The Abernathy MacGregor Group. Prior experience includes Managing Director, Institutional Sales at Tudor, Pickering, Holt, Treasurer of Nuevo Energy, Treasurer of Weatherford International and Investor Relations Director, Weatherford Enterra. Ms. Penchas began her energy career at Bank of America and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas and an MBA from Texas A&M University.
About Southwestern Energy
Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company whose wholly-owned subsidiaries are engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production, natural gas gathering and marketing. Additional information on the company can be found on the Internet at http://www.swn.com.