JAMES J. KLECKNER, SPE, was promoted to executive vice president of Anadarko Petroleum. Previously, he was the vice president of operations for Anadarko’s Rocky Mountain region, overseeing the company’s operations and development activities in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Kleckner has more than 30 years of global technical and leadership experience. He began his career in the oil and gas industry with Sun Oil and has held management positions in the North Sea, South America, China, the Gulf of Mexico, and the US. Kleckner earned a BS in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.