Mr. Whitcomb was appointed Vice President—Marketing in August 2008. He joined SM Energy in November 1994 as Gas Contract Analyst and was named Assistant Vice President of Gas Marketing in October 1995. In March 2007, his responsibilities were expanded to include oil marketing, at which time his title was changed to Assistant Vice President and Director of Marketing.
From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Whitcomb worked for Anderman/Smith Operating Company as a Gas Contract Analyst, during which time his primary responsibility was to resolve take-or-pay gas contract disputes. Mr. Whitcomb began his career in the industry in 1986 with Apache Corporation, where he worked as an Internal Auditor for several years and then moved into marketing as a Gas Controller and Gas Contracts Analyst.