Chesapeake Hires New Mouthpiece

Chesapeake Energy has a new mouthpiece: Brad Sylvester. The company announced (a few weeks ago) that Sylvester is joining Chesapeake as its new Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications. He has his job cut out for him. The company is being sued and hauled into court in multiple states over leasing practices. Michigan, as we highlight in another MDN story today, continues to press the attack on Chesapeake–this time with a racketeering charge in federal court (a felony). Sylvester was most recently employed by Southwestern Energy. He’ll report to Chesapeake’s Chief Financial Officer, Nick Dell’Osso. Nick, you may recall, is one of Aubrey McClendon’s fair weather friends (see McClendon Exits Chesapeake, Well-Bonused “Friends” Replace Him). Here’s the Chessy announcement that Sylvester is stepping into the lion’s den:

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