Michael Stover, SPE, retired from Marathon Oil Corp. as vice president of operations services after 30 years of service with the company. He joined Marathon as a roustabout, and in 1991, transferred to the company’s international group, where he was responsible for reservoir and economic studies for the Marathon-operated fields in Ireland, Tunisia, and Norway. Later, as part of the company’s corporate strategic planning group, Stover was responsible for business planning and corporate portfolio modeling, which supported the reorganization of USX Corp. that led to the establishment of Marathon as a standalone company. In 2009, he became the director of central evaluation and financial planning, responsible for providing financial and portfolio analysis. He assumed his current position in 2013. Stover holds a BS in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University.