J. MICHAEL YEAGER, SPE, was appointed chief executive officer and executive chairman of Maverick Drilling and Exploration. Before joining the company, Yeager served for more than 7 years as chief executive of BHP Billiton Petroleum’s global oil and gas business, and 26 years at ExxonMobil in various roles, including vice president at ExxonMobil Development; vice president at ExxonMobil Production; and senior vice president at Imperial Oil, ExxonMobil’s Canadian affiliate. He is on the board of the American Exploration and Production Council and is a director of the Spindletop Association. He holds a BS degree from the US Naval Academy and an MS degree from the University of Southern California.
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