GEORGE D. LAWRENCE, 66, joined the company’s board of directors in May 1996. He is a member of the Audit Committee.
From 1990 until May 1996, Lawrence was president, chief executive officer, and a director of The Phoenix Resource Companies, Inc., an international publicly-owned oil and gas company that merged with Apache in 1996.
In 1985, Lawrence began his oil and gas career with the predecessor to Phoenix, holding management positions with increasing responsibility, culminating in his appointment as president and chief executive officer and his service as a director until the Phoenix and Apache merger.
Since retiring from Phoenix, Lawrence has been a private investor.
Prior to entering the oil and gas business, Lawrence served in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the United States Department of Justice, his last position there being assistant chief.
During his tenure as president and chief executive officer of Phoenix, Lawrence gained valuable corporate leadership experience in all aspects of business, including finance, securities, operations, strategy and risk.
At Phoenix and its predecessor, Lawrence was extensively involved in international operations spread over several continents, and he was especially instrumental in leading Phoenix’s operations in Egypt, an area that remains important to Apache’s operations.
His dedication to environmental responsibility stemming from his service in the Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section continues to this day.