Board of Directors
Thomas E. Jorden
Mr. Jorden is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Coterra, following his tenure at Cimarex Energy. At Cimarex, he began serving as Executive Vice President of Exploration when the company formed in 2002. In 2011, he became Chief Executive Officer and President of Cimarex and then Chairman of the Board in 2012.
Prior to the formation of Cimarex, Mr. Jorden held multiple leadership roles at Key Production Company, Inc., Cimarex’s predecessor. He joined Key in 1993 as Chief Geophysicist and would go on to become Executive Vice President of Exploration. Before joining Key, Mr. Jorden was with Union Pacific Resources and Superior Oil Company.
He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines where he earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geophysics.
Robert S. Boswell
Mr. Boswell joined the Coterra Board of Directors, following his tenure on the Cabot Board of Directors which began in 2015. He also served as Chairman of the Environment, Health, and Safety Committee and as a member of Audit and Governance and Social Responsibility Committees.
Mr. Boswell has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Laramie Energy, LLC since 2007, after previously holding the same roles for Laramie Energy I, LLC, from 2004 to 2007. Prior to Laramie, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Forest Oil Corporation from 1989 to 2003.
Mr. Boswell’s other directorship has been with Enerflex, Ltd, since 2011.
Dorothy M. Ables
Ms. Ables joined the Coterra Board of Directors, following her tenure on the Cabot Board of Directors which began in 2015. She also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee.
Ms. Ables was the Chief Administrative Officer of Spectra Energy Corp. from 2008 to 2017, after holding the roles of Vice President for Audit Services and Chief Ethics and Compliance Offer from 2007 to 2008. Prior to Spectra, Ms. Ables was the Vice President for Audit Services from 2004 to 2006 at Duke Energy. She was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Duke Energy Gas Transmission from 1998 to 2004.
Ms. Ables’ other directorships include Martin Marietta Materials since 2018 and Spectra Energy Partners from 2013 to 2017.
Amanda M. Brock
Ms. Brock joined the Coterra Board of Directors, following her tenure on the Cabot Board of Directors which began in 2017. She also served as a member of the Audit and Environment, Health, and Safety Committees.
Ms. Brock has been the President and Chief Operating Officer for Solaris Midstream since 2020, after previously holding the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to Solaris, Ms. Brock was Chief Executive Officer for Water Standard from 2009 to 2017 and Executive Director and President for the Americas at Azurix Corp. from 1999 to 2000.
Ms. Brock’s other directorship has been with Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation since 2018.
Dan O. Dinges
Mr. Dinges joined Coterra’s Board of Directors following his tenure at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. At Cabot, he began as President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in 2001 and then became Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer in 2002. Prior to joining Cabot, Mr. Dinges held various management positions for more than 20 years with Noble Energy.
Mr. Dinges serves on several industry and community boards. Since 2015, Mr. Dinges has been the chairman of the American Exploration & Production Council, a national trade association representing 31 of America’s premier independent natural gas and oil exploration and production companies. He also serves on the board of directors of American Petroleum Institute, American Exploration & Production Council, Spitzer Industries, Inc., Boy Scouts of America, and Palmer Drug Abuse Program. He is also a member of the executive committee for the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Dinges is a member of the All-American Wildcatters.
Mr. Dinges received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Petroleum Land Management from The University of Texas.
Paul N. Eckley
Mr. Eckley joined the Coterra Board of Directors, following his tenure on the Cimarex Board of Directors which began in 2019. Mr. Eckley retired from State Farm® Corporate Headquarters in 2020, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President – Investments, a position he held since 1998. He joined State Farm in 1977 as an investment analyst, was promoted to Investment Officer in 1990, and became Vice President for Common Stocks in 1995. Mr. Eckley served as a director of the Emerging Markets Growth Fund owned by the Capital Group from 2005 to 2016 and served as Chairman of the Board for the fund from 2014 to 2016.
Mr. Eckley earned a B.S. degree in economics and history from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Helmerich joined the Coterra Board of Directors, following his tenure on the Cimarex Board of Directors which began in 2002. Mr. Helmerich has been the Chairman of the Board of Helmerich & Payne since 2012 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Helmerich & Payne from 1989 to 2014. Prior board service includes Atwood Oceanics, Inc from 1989 to 2017 and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company from 2006 to 2020.
Lisa A. Stewart
Ms. Stewart joined the Coterra Board of Directors, following her tenure on the Cimarex Board of Directors which began in 2015. Ms. Stewart serves as Executive Chairman of Sheridan Production Partners, a privately-owned oil and gas operating company she founded in 2006. Before her current role, Ms. Stewart served as President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2016 to April 2020. Ms. Stewart has served as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Sheridan from its founding in 2006.
Prior to Sheridan, Ms. Stewart served as Executive Vice President of El Paso Corporation and President of El Paso E&P from 2004 to 2006. From 1984 to 2004, Ms. Stewart was with Apache Corporation where she most recently served as Executive Vice President with responsibility for reservoir engineering, business development, land, environmental, health and safety, and corporate purchasing. Ms. Stewart served as a director at Talisman Energy Inc. from 2009 until its acquisition in 2015, including as the Chair of the Reserves Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee.
Ms. Stewart currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jadestone Energy and Western Midstream Partners, LP.
Frances M. Vallejo
Ms. Vallejo joined the Coterra Board of Directors, following her tenure on the Cimarex Board of Directors which began in 2017. Ms. Vallejo is a former executive officer of ConocoPhillips, most recently serving as Vice President for Corporate Planning and Development from 2015 to 2016, after serving as Vice President and Treasurer from 2008 to 2015. Prior to 2008, she held several other leadership positions, including General Manager for Corporate Planning and Budgets, Vice President for Upstream Planning & Portfolio Management, Assistant Treasurer, Manager for Strategic Transactions, and in multiple geophysical, commercial, and finance roles.
Ms. Vallejo was a member of the Board of Trustees of Colorado School of Mines from 2010 to 2016 and is a member of Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors. Ms. Vallejo currently serves on the Board of Directors of Crestwood Equity GP LLC.
Marcus A. Watts
Mr. Watts joined the Coterra Board of Directors, following his tenure on the Cabot Board of Directors which began in 2017. He also served as a member of the Compensation and Environment, Health, and Safety Committees.
Mr. Watts has been president of The Friedkin Group since 2011. Prior to Friedkin, he was with Locke Lord LLP from 1984 to 2010 and held multiple leadership roles, including Vice-Chairman of the firm-wide Executive Committee, Managing Partner of the Houston, Texas office, and attorney.
Mr. Watt’s other directorship has been with Service Corporation International since 2012.