This excerpt taken from the DVN DEF 14A filed Apr 24, 2009.
CONTINUING IN SERVICE
Directors Whose Terms Expire in 2010 - Class
Thomas F. Ferguson Director since 1982 Audit Committee Chairman Mr. Ferguson, age 72, retired in 2005 from his position as Managing Director of United Gulf Management Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwait Investment Projects Company KSC. He has represented Kuwait Investment Projects Company on the boards of various companies in which it invests, including Baltic Transit Bank in Latvia and Tunis International Bank in Tunisia. Mr. Ferguson is a Canadian-qualified Certified General Accountant and was formerly employed by the Economist Intelligence Unit of London as a financial consultant.
John Richels Director since 2007 Mr. Richels, age 58, is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as President of Devon. He has been with the Company since the 1998 acquisition of the Canadian-based Northstar Energy Corporation. Previously, Mr. Richels served as Managing and Chief Operating Partner of the Canadian-based national law firm, Bennett Jones. He holds a bachelors degree in economics from York University and a law degree from the University of Windsor.
Directors Whose Terms Expire in 2011 - Class
John A. Hill Director since 2000 Governance Committee Chairman Mr. Hill, age 67, has been with First Reserve Corporation, an oil and gas investment management company, since 1983 and is currently its Vice Chairman and Managing Director. Prior to creating First Reserve Corporation, Mr. Hill was President and Chief Executive Officer of several investment banking and asset management companies and served as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration during the Ford administration. Mr. Hill is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Putnam Funds in Boston, a Trustee of Sarah Lawrence College and a Director of various companies controlled by First Reserve Corporation.
Mary P. Ricciardello Director since 2007 Ms. Ricciardello, age 53, joined the Board of Directors in 2007. She retired in 2002 after a 20-year career with Reliant Energy Incorporated, a leading independent power producer and marketer. Ms. Ricciardello began her career with Reliant in 1982 and served in various financial management positions with the company including Comptroller, Vice President and most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. She also serves as a director of U.S. Concrete, Inc. and Noble Corporation. Ms. Ricciardello is a Certified Public Accountant.