Chairman & CEO , Apache Corporation
G. STEVEN FARRIS is chairman and chief executive officer. He succeeded Raymond Plank as chairman of the board upon Mr. Plank’s retirement on Jan. 15, 2009. He was appointed chief executive officer in May 2002, having served as president and chief operating officer since 1994. He joined Apache in June 1988 as Vice President of Domestic Exploration and Production and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1991. Prior to joining Apache, Mr. Farris was Vice President and Treasurer of Terra Resources, a subsidiary of Sempra. Before working at Terra, Mr. Farris was Executive Vice President of Robert W. Berry, Inc., an independent exploration and production company. He holds bachelorâ€™s degrees from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Farris has served as a trustee of the Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, Wyo., since March 1999. He is also co-chairman of the U.S.-Egypt Business Council, a member of Business Roundtable, a member of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors and a member of the board of directors of Fund for Teachers. Mr. Farris has been a member of the board of directors since 1994 and serves on the executive committee.