By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 22--Newfield Exploration Co. named Lee K. Boothby as chief executive officer. He also was elected as a member of the board of directors.
Boothby joined Newfield nearly 10 years ago. Prior to becoming president in February, he served as senior vice-president, acquisitions and business development.
Gary D. Packer was promoted to executive vice- president and chief operating officer. Packer joined Newfield in 1995 and most recently served as president of Newfield's Rocky Mountain division in Denver.
Terry W. Rathert was promoted to executive vice- president and chief financial officer. Prior to this promotion, he served as senior vice-president and chief financial officer since 1994 and also served as secretary of Newfield until May 2008. Rathert is a founding member of the company.
Daryll T. Howard was promoted to vice-president, Rocky Mountains. Prior to this promotion, he had served as East Team Rocky Mountain asset manager since June 2008.
Samuel E. Langford was promoted to vice-president, corporate development. Prior to this promotion, he had served as manager, acquisitions, planning and commercial development of Newfield's Mid-Continent division.