Thom appointed CFO of Energy XXI Gulf Coast

Tiffany J. Thom has been named chief financial officer of Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (EGC), Houston, effective Aug. 28.

Tiffany J. Thom has been named chief financial officer of Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (EGC), Houston, effective Aug. 28.

With Thom's appointment, Hugh Menown has resigned as executive vice-president, chief accounting officer, and interim chief financial officer to pursue other interests. He has agreed to serve as an advisor to the company during a transition period.

Thom has more than 20 years of financial and operational experience in the energy industry, primarily in offshore Gulf of Mexico operations. She served as the chief financial officer of KLR Energy Acquisition Corp. from January 2015 until April 2017, when it was combined with Tema Oil and Gas Co. to form Rosehill Resources Inc.

She served in positions of increasing responsibility for EPL Oil & Gas Inc. from October 2000 until its June 2014 acquisition by Energy XXI Ltd. Thom was EPL executive vice-president and chief financial officer from July 2009 until the acquisition. From 1992 to 2000, she was a senior reservoir engineer for Exxon Production Co. and ExxonMobil Co.

From October 2015 to October 2016, Thom served as a director of Yates Petroleum Corp. During her tenure as a Yates director, Douglas E. Brooks, EGC's current chief executive officer and president, served as Yates chief executive officer (OGJ Online, Apr. 18, 2017).

EGC in June said it had reduced its headcount by 18% (OGJ Online, June 15, 2017).

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