Sanchez Energy named Howard Thill as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee the company's financial reporting, accounting, treasury, tax, and communications functions while developing and implementing corporate development, investor relations, and financial strategies.
Previously, Thill served as senior vice president of communications and investor relations at Devon Energy, where he was responsible for all investor relations activity and the development of corporate messaging. He also served as vice president of corporate, government, and investor relations at Marathon Oil. He began his career with Phillips Petroleum in 1982 as a drilling fluids engineer and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in natural gas operations, federal and international tax, international finance, and business development.
Thill holds bachelor's degress in accounting and marketing, as well as a master's degree in business administration, from Oklahoma State University.