Chesapeake Energy Corporation has announced the appointment of V. Burns Hargis to the Chesapeake Board of Directors effective September 15, to serve until the 2009 annual meeting of shareholders when he will stand for election by Chesapeake’s shareholders.
Hargis was named the 18th President of Oklahoma State University and the OSU System in December 2007 and took office on March 10, 2008. Before being named OSU President, Hargis had a long and distinguished legal and business career. He was Vice Chairman of the Bank of Oklahoma from 1997 to 2008 and before joining the Bank of Oklahoma, he practiced law in Oklahoma City for 28 years, most recently with the firm of McAfee & Taft.
Hargis graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1967 with a degree in accounting and received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1970. Hargis is a former president of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, former president of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.