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Devon Energy Corporation has announced that William A. Van Wie '67 has been appointed to the new position of vice president and general manager, exploration. He will be responsible for coordinating Devon's global exploration activities. Van Wie was previously vice president and general manager of Devon's Gulf Division. He will remain in Houston, Texas.

Van Wie joined Devon in 1999 following the company's acquisition of PennzEnergy, where he served as senior vice president. He began his career with Tenneco and was also employed by Chevron, Pennzoil and Amerada Hess. Van Wie is treasurer of the American Geological Institute Foundation, a member of the National Ocean Industries Association's Board of Directors, vice chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America's Offshore Committee and serves as a delegate for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He graduated from St. Lawrence in 1967, majoring in geology, and earned a master's and a doctoral degree in geology from the University of Cincinnati.

While a student at St. Lawrence, Van Wie was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the football team. As an alumnus, he has been a career advisor and chair of his Reunion Development Committee. In 2000, the University received a gift from Van Wie to establish the Harold Van Heusen Scholarship Endowment.

Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration, production and property acquisitions. Devon is the largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer.

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Posted: July 21, 2005


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