OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) announced today that Gloria R. Boyland has been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective as of November 30, 2016. Boyland will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and will stand for re-election at the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders on May 19, 2017. Separately, Kimberly K. Querreyhas resigned from the Board of Directors, due to other commitments.
Chesapeake Chairman R. Brad Martin commented, "With over 30 years of operational, logistics and management experience, Gloria's extensive leadership skills in driving continuous improvement are a perfect fit with the ongoing transformation of Chesapeake Energy. We are very pleased to welcome Gloria to the Board of Directors."
Boyland is currently Corporate Vice President, Operations and Service Support, at FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) where she has served since 2004. Previously, Boyland served in several various leadership and managerial positions at General Electric Company from 1992 to 2004 and served at AXA Financial from 1986 to 1992 as Assistant Counsel and Associate Counsel. Boyland is a graduate of Eckerd College and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University. She is currently also involved in several national and local organizations which include serving on the U.S. Quality Council for The Conference Board, the American Society for Quality, Teach for America, the National Black MBA Association, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the Mid-South Food Bank.
Boyland commented, "To become a part of one of the country's largest energy producers is an outstanding opportunity for me and I am very much looking forward to working with the Board and management team and achieving even more for Chesapeake Energy in the future." Meanwhile, Querrey commented, "I have enjoyed the opportunity to contribute to the Board and to see the organization grow and prosper."
Martin further commented, "All of us at Chesapeake are grateful for the many contributions of Kimberly Querrey during her time on the Board. Her wise counsel and diligent service was very valuable during a challenging time for the company and industry."