This excerpt taken from the DVN DEF 14A filed Apr 24, 2009.
Darryl G. Smette, Executive Vice President Marketing and Midstream
Mr. Smette, 61, holds the position of Executive Vice President Marketing and Midstream, and has been with the Company since 1989. His marketing background includes 15 years with Energy Reserves Group, Inc./BHP Petroleum (Americas), Inc. Mr. Smette also is an oil and gas industry instructor approved by the University of Texas Department of Continuing Education. He is a member of the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association, Natural Gas Association of Oklahoma and the American Gas Association. Mr. Smette holds an undergraduate degree from Minot State University and a Masters degree from Wichita State University.