G. STEVEN FARRIS, 65, is chairman, chief executive officer and president. He joined the company’s board of directors in 1994, was appointed chairman of the board on January 15, 2009, and has served as chief executive officer since May 2002. He was appointed president in February 2014. Farris also served the company as president and chief operating officer from May 1994 until February 12, 2009, as senior vice president from 1991 to 1994, and as vice president - Exploration and Production from 1988 to 1991.
Prior to joining Apache, Farris was vice president of Finance and Business Development for Terra Resources, Inc., a Tulsa, Oklahoma oil and gas company, from 1983 to 1988.
He is a member of the board of visitors of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, and is a founding member and serves on the executive committee of America’s Natural Gas Alliance.