The Board of Directors and the Management Team for QEP Resources bring a wealth of industry experience and technical expertise to drive strategic growth for the company and create value for our shareholders.
Charles B. Stanley
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Richard J. Doleshek
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Jim E. Torgerson
Executive Vice President, QEP Energy
Jeffery R. Tommerup
Senior Vice President, Production & HSE
Christopher K. Woosley
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
William J. Buese
Vice President, Finance & Treasurer
Jamie C. Cutler
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Margo D. Fiala
Vice President, Human Resources
Jonny L. Gent
Vice President, Drilling
Alice B. Ley
Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Michael C. Puchalski
Vice President, Business Development
Vincent G. Rigatti
Vice President, Exploration & Geoscience
R. John Ruskauff
Vice President, Marketing
Matthew T. Thompson
Vice President, Energy
Michael K. Watanabe
Vice President, Land
Dane E. Allen
Assistant Corporate Secretary & Senior Corporate Counsel
*Member of QEP Management Committee
- Charles B. Stanley
- Phillips S. Baker, Jr.
- Julie A. Dill
- Robert F. Heinemann
- Michael J. Minarovic
- M. W. Scoggins
- Mary Shafer-Malicki
- William L. Thacker, III
- David A. Trice
Charles B. Stanley
Chairman, President, and CEO
Mr. Charles B. Stanley has served as President, CEO and a director of QEP since June 2010 and Chairman of the Board since May 2012. He also served in the same roles for QEP Midstream Partners, GP, LLC, the general partner of QEP Midstream Partners, LP, from 2013 until December 2014. Mr. Stanley served as Executive Vice President of Questar Corporation (Questar) from 2002 to 2008 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until 2010. He also served as a director of Questar from 2002 until 2010. Prior to joining Questar, he served as President, CEO and a director of El Paso Oil and Gas Canada from 2000 to 2002, and as President and CEO of Coastal Gas International Company from 1995 to 2000. He is a director of Hecla Mining Company and serves on the boards of various natural gas industry trade organizations, including the American Exploration and Production Council. Mr. Stanley has served as Chairman of America’s Natural Gas Alliance, an industry association representing large independent natural gas producers.
Phillips S. Baker, Jr.
Mr. Phillips S. Baker, Jr. has served as a QEP director since June 2010. He served as a director of Questar from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Baker is the President, CEO and a director of Hecla Mining Company (Hecla), a gold and silver mining company. He served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Hecla from May 2001 to June 2003, and as Chief Operating Officer of Hecla from November 2001 to May 2003, before being named CEO in May 2003. He has 30 years of business experience, including 18 years of financial management, more than ten years as CEO of an NYSE-listed company and more than 20 years of directorships of public companies. Mr. Baker has also served as Vice Chairman of the Board for the National Mining Association since October 2015, and has been a Board member since 2010. He has also served as a Board member of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
Julie A. Dill
Ms. Julie A. Dill has been a QEP director since May 2013. She most recently served as the Chief Communications Officer for Spectra Energy Corp. (Spectra) from 2013 until completion of Spectra's merger with Enbridge, Inc. (the Merger) in the first quarter of 2017. She also served on the board of Spectra Energy Partners from 2012 until the completion of the Merger. Ms. Dill has a wealth of experience in the energy sector, having served in a number of executive capacities in the natural gas and power industries. She served as the Group Vice President of Strategy for Spectra and the President and CEO of Spectra Energy Partners, LP from 2012 until 2013, and prior to that she served as President of Union Gas Limited from 2007 until 2011. Previously, she served in various financial and operational roles with Duke Energy, Duke Energy International and Shell Oil Company. Ms. Dill is also a member of the Advisory Council for the College of Business and Economics at New Mexico State University.
Robert F. Heinemann
Dr. Robert F. Heinemann has served as a QEP director since January 2014. He brings significant exploration and production expertise to QEP’s Board through his experience as President, CEO and a director of Berry Petroleum Company, where he developed and executed that company’s growth and capital allocation strategies. He served as a director of Berry from 2002 until 2013, and as President and CEO from 2004 through 2013. Previously, Dr. Heinemann worked for Halliburton Company, Mobil Exploration and Producing as well as other Mobil entities, in positions of increasing responsibility. Dr. Heinemann currently serves on the board of directors of Crescent Point Energy Corp., Crestone Peak Resources, LLC and Great Western Oil and Gas Company, LLC, where he was also Chairman of the Board from 2014 through 2016. He previously was a director of Yates Petroleum Corporation until its merger in late 2016 and he formerly served as Chairman of the Board of C12 Energy, LLC until late 2015.
Michael J. Minarovic
Mr. Michael J. Minarovic is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Arena Energy, LP (Arena), an employee-owned exploration and production company focused on the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Since founding Arena in 1999, Mr. Minarovic completed a number of acquisitions and joint ventures, in addition to his responsibilities of reservoir engineering, risk management and opportunity generation, to grow the company into one the largest private operators in the GOM. He is also the Managing Director and a Co-Founder of Arena Offshore, LP, an affiliated drilling and operating company. Prior to co-founding Arena, Mr. Minarovic served as a petroleum engineer with Newfield Exploration Company and Conoco, Inc. Mr. Minarovic is an active member of the University of Texas PGE External Advisory Committee, Society of Petroleum Engineers, The John Cooper School Board of Trustees, and is an Executive Director of the United States Oil and Gas Association.
M. W. Scoggins
Dr. M. W. Scoggins has been a QEP director since June 2010 and also currently serves as a director of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. and Laredo Petroleum, Inc. He served as a director of Questar Corporation from 2005 until 2010. He is President Emeritus of the Colorado School of Mines, an engineering and applied science research university. He served as Mines’ President from June 2006 until his retirement in July 2015. Dr. Scoggins retired in 2004 after a 34-year career with Mobil Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Executive Vice President of Exxon Mobil Production Co. Prior to the merger of Mobil and Exxon in late 1999, Dr. Scoggins was President, International Exploration & Production and Global Exploration, and an officer and member of the executive committee of Mobil Oil Corp. He served on the board of Trico Marine Services from 2005 until 2011, and Venoco, Inc. from 2007 until 2012. Dr. Scoggins has a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa.
Ms. Mary Shafer-Malicki has been a QEP director since July 2017. She worked for BP Exploration Operating Company (BP) and Amoco Corporation for 26 years in a number of executive leadership roles. Ms. Shafer-Malicki served as Senior Vice President/CEO and Chief Operating Officer/General Manager for BP’s operations in Angola from 2005 to 2009 and Director General for BP’s operations in Vietnam from 2003 to 2005. Previously, she was the Business Unit Leader for BP’s Central North Sea gas business in Scotland from 2001 to 2003, General Manager for support services to all of BP’s Continental Shelf upstream operations in the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2001, and President and General Manager for Amoco/BP’s Dutch onshore and offshore production and gas storage operations in the Netherlands from 1998 to 2000. Ms. Shafer-Malicki currently serves on the Board of Directors of McDermott International, Inc., Wood Group, PLC, and the University of Wyoming Foundation.
William L. Thacker, III
William L. Thacker, III has been a QEP director since February 2014. Mr. Thacker served as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Copano Energy LLC from 2009 through 2013 (he served on the Copano board beginning in 2004). Previously, he served as Chairman and CEO of TEPPCO Partners. Mr. Thacker also served on the board of Pacific Energy Management prior to the sale of Pacific Energy Partners to Plains All American Pipeline in 2006. He served on the board of GenOn Energy Inc. from January 2006 until November 2012 when GenOn merged with NRG Energy. He also serves on the boards of the Kayne Anderson Midstream Energy Fund and the Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company.
David A. Trice
Mr. David A. Trice has been a QEP director since 2011. He was CEO of Newfield Exploration Company (Newfield), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company from 2000 until his retirement in 2009. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Newfield from 2004 until 2010. Mr. Trice has served as a director of New Jersey Resources Corporation since 2004, and McDermott International, Inc. since 2009. Mr. Trice previously served as a director of Grant Prideco, Inc. from 2003 to 2008, as a director of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. from 2002 until February 2011, and as a director of privately held Crazy Mountain Brewery, LLC from 2011 until January 2015. He is also a director of Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc., a privately held company. He served as the Chairman of the American Exploration and Production Council from 2008 to 2009, and as Chairman of America’s Natural Gas Alliance from 2009 to 2010.