St. Mary Land & Exploration Company (NYSE: SM) today announces several
Kenneth Knott has been appointed to the position of Vice President
Business Development and Land. He has also been appointed as Assistant
Secretary. Mr. Knott has been an employee of St. Mary since 2000 and
most recently held the position of Land Manager for the Gulf Coast
region. He will be responsible for St. Marys
land administration and business development activities. Mr. Knott will
be based in the Companys Houston office.
John Monark has recently been appointed to the position of Vice
President Human Resources. In addition, he
will have responsibility for corporate administration, media and
community relations, and office leasing functions. Mr. Monark joined St.
Mary in May 2008. He has over 20 years of human resources experience,
including positions with Johns Manville, CH2M HILL and, most recently,
David J. Whitcomb has been appointed as Vice President
Marketing. Mr. Whitcomb joined St. Mary in 1994 and previously served as
Assistant Vice President Director of
Marketing for St. Mary. He will be responsible for the Companys
marketing efforts for produced oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids.
Dennis Zubieta has been appointed to the position of Vice President
Engineering and Evaluation. Mr. Zubieta has been an employee of St. Mary
since 2000 and most recently served as Manager
Reservoir Engineering for the Company. He will oversee and manage the
reservoir engineering function for St. Mary as well as provide
evaluation support for potential acquisitions and new ventures.
Milam Randolph Pharo has been appointed General Counsel and Senior Vice
President. He previously held the positions of Vice President
Land and Legal and Assistant Secretary at the Company. He has been an
employee of St. Mary since 1996 and served as outside legal counsel for
the Company prior to becoming an employee. Mr. Pharo guides and directs
the efforts of both in-house and outside counsel providing legal support
and services for St. Mary.
Messrs. Whitcomb, Zubieta, Monark, and Pharo will be based out of St.
Marys corporate headquarters in Denver,
Tony Best, President and CEO, commented, I
want to congratulate these gentlemen on their appointments. As St. Mary
continues to grow, it is important to have strong executives leading the
various functional areas of our business. I am very pleased to have them
as key contributors to our executive team.
St. Mary Land & Exploration Company
Brent A. Collins,