Marathon Oil chief information officer retires, new exec named

Marathon Oil has announced that Chief Information Officer Thomas K. Sneed will retire from the company this fall after 32 years with the oil giant.

Bruce McCullough, who most recently served as Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s director of global business systems, will succeed Sneed as vice president and CIO effective June 17. Sneed will serve as Marathon Oil’s vice president of IT services until his retirement becomes effective on Sept. 1, according to the company.

“Under Thom’s able leadership, Marathon Oil’s information management systems have continued to evolve in the face of an extraordinarily dynamic information technology environment that poses both substantial opportunities and challenges to our Company,” said Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Marathon Oil, in a written statement. “We are pleased to welcome Bruce McCullough to Marathon Oil and we look forward to benefitting from his deep technical skills and leadership experience.”

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McCullough holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Baylor University earned in 1988.

Leadership changes also were announced this week at Chevron and at Marathon Petroleum.

Chevron announced that Jeff Shellebarger will become the next president of the Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company , succeeding Gary Luquette.

Shellebarger, 56, will take the role Aug. 1. He has worked with Chevron for 33 years and currently serves as the managing director of its IndoAsia Business Unit.

Luquette, 57, has led Chevron’s North America upstream business since 2006. He will leave the company Sept. 1, according to Chevron.

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At Marathon Petroleum, John R. Haley, was appointed to the new position of vice president of tax, effective June 1. He currently serves as the director of tax.

In the new role, he will handle tax compliance, tax planning and other tax issues, said Chief Financial Officer Don Templin in a written statement.

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