Mary Ellen Lutey was appointed Senior Vice President and Regional Manager – South Texas & Gulf Coast in July 2015. Ms. Lutey joined SM Energy in June 2008 as North Rockies Asset Manager, where she managed the Company’s activities in the Williston Basin including the significant growth of the Bakken/Three Forks resource play. In December 2012, she was named Vice President and Mid-Continent Regional Manager.
Prior to joining SM Energy, Ms. Lutey held various technical and managerial positions in several regions of the United States and Canada. She was a Senior Reservoir Engineer with Chesapeake Energy Corporation from September 2007 until June 2008, where she was responsible for the resource development of the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas.
Ms. Lutey was a Team Lead for Engineering and Geoscience with ConocoPhillips Canada from April 2006 until September 2007, where she was responsible for the technical and business performance of two multi-discipline groups in Western Canada. From July 2005 until April 2006, she was a Team Lead for Engineering and Geoscience with Burlington Resources Canada, where she managed the growth and development of resource plays in Western Canada. From 1994 until 2005, Ms. Lutey held various engineering and leadership positions of increasing responsibility for Burlington Resources. Ms. Lutey graduated with honors from Montana Tech University with dual Engineering Degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Engineering Science.