This excerpt taken from the DVN DEF 14A filed Apr 24, 2009.
William F. Whitsitt, Executive Vice President Public Affairs
Mr. Whitsitt, 64, holds the position of Executive Vice President Public Affairs, and has been with the Company since September 2008. For 11 years prior to joining Devon, Mr. Whitsitt served as a public affairs consultant in Washington, D.C. He also held the positions of president and chief operating officer for the American Exploration & Production Council (previously the Domestic Petroleum Council), the national trade association representing the largest U.S. independent exploration and production companies. Previously he served as director of Government Affairs for the law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, and held the position of Vice President of worldwide Marketing and Public Affairs for Oryx Energy. Mr. Whitsitt holds a doctoral degree in Public Administration from George Washington University.
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