Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) announced the appointment of Leslie S. Keating to the Board of Directors, effective as of September 11, 2017. Keating will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee and will stand for re-election at the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders.
Chesapeake Chairman R. Brad Martin commented, "We are very pleased to welcome Leslie to the Board of Directors. She has a proven track record of enhancing performance for multibillion-dollar corporations through innovative P&L leadership in the areas of operations and supply chain functions. In addition to her extensive experience, her commitment to safety and environmental compliance aligns directly with Chesapeake's culture and values.
Keating currently serves as Executive Vice President - Supply Chain Strategy and Transformation for Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), where she is leading the development, execution and re-architecture of the business model to deliver transformative P&L value. Keating joined Advance Auto Parts in March of 2017 following a 31-year career with PepsiCo. While at PepsiCo, Keating most recently served as Senior Vice President - Supply Chain, where she was responsible for all aspects of Frito Lay's North American supply chain including manufacturing, warehousing and transportation. She previously oversaw PepsiCo's innovation, commercialization and services agenda as the Senior Vice President - Commercialization and Supply Chain. Keating serves on the Board of Directors of River Logic, a privately held technology firm. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and holds an Executive MBA from Georgia State University.
Keating commented, "I am thrilled to join a company with such great opportunities in front of it, and I am looking forward to working with the Board and management team to help Chesapeake reach its full potential."
Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Corporation's (NYSE:CHK) operations are focused on discovering and developing its large and geographically diverse resource base of unconventional oil and natural gas assets onshore in the United States. Chesapeake also owns oil and natural gas marketing and natural gas compression businesses.