Bill Berry, chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc., Houston, will become president and chief executive officer of the Oklahoma City-based company following the retirement of Jack Stark, the company's president and chief operating officer.
Stark, who joined the company in 1992 and served in various leadership roles over the last 30 years, will retire by late spring and transition into a part-time consulting role as a senior advisor to Berry.
Doug Lawler has been named chief operating officer and executive vice-president, effective Feb. 1. Lawler has spent over three decades in the oil and gas industry, beginning with Kerr-McGee in 1988. Most recently, Lawler was president and chief executive officer of Chesapeake Energy from 2013 to 2021.