Concho Resources Inc. announced that John Surma has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors and that Jack Harper has rejoined the Company as Executive Vice President.
Mr. Surma joins the Company's Board of Directors after recently retiring as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United States Steel Corporation. Mr. Surma will serve on the Company's Audit Committee and Reserves Committee. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Ingersoll-Rand plc and MPLX GP LLC, the general partner of MPLX LP.
Additionally, Mr. Surma is on the boards of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the National Safety Council. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and serves as its vice chairman. Prior to joining United States Steel, Mr. Surma served in several executive positions with Marathon Petroleum Corporation and as a Partner with Price Waterhouse LLP. Mr. Surma earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.