Rice Energy Board Member Exits to Become CEO of Tapstone Energy

Steve Dixon

Steven Dixon, who had been a member of the board of directors at Rice Energy since 2014, has resigned from the Rice board in order to become CEO of Tapstone Energy, which drills in shale plays in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. Dixon is a geologist by training. He worked at Chesapeake Energy for a number of years. In 2006 Dixon was named chief operating officer (COO) in 2006. He was upgraded to vice president of operations and geoscience in 2010. And after Carl Icahn booted Aubrey McClendon from the company he had co-founded, Dixon was acting CEO of the mighty Chesapeake for a period of time in 2013. While a single board member departing won’t negatively affect a company like Rice (financially), we’re sure his presence and deep experience will be missed. Here’s the announcements from both Rice about Dixon leaving, and Tapstone about Dixon arriving…

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