Chesapeake Energy Corporation announced that Miles Tolbert, former Secretary of the Environment for the state of Oklahoma, will join the company as Associate General Counsel - Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) on February 17. Tolbert will lead Chesapeake's EH&S legal group and report to Jim Webb, Chesapeake's Executive Vice President - General Counsel & Corporate Secretary.
'Miles recognizes the importance of exploring and producing energy while protecting people, communities and the environment. His impressive background in environmental law and policy pairs well with our commitment to operational excellence and integrity,' commented Doug Lawler, Chesapeake's Chief Executive Officer. 'I look forward to working with Miles to ensure our company operates in an environmentally responsible manner, focused on stewardship, safety and risk mitigation.'