Gary Merriman has served as a director of Concho since 2012 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Health, Safety, Environment and Reserves Committee as well as a member of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Merriman began his career with Conoco Inc. in 1976 and held various engineering and supervisory positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career at Conoco, including as a production superintendent in West Texas, President of Conoco Indonesia Inc. and General Manager of Conoco’s Rockies business unit. Mr. Merriman ultimately retired in 2002 as the President of Exploration and Production, Americas, where he was responsible for Conoco's operations in the U.S. and South America.
Mr. Merriman previously served as a director of KCS Energy Inc. from 2005 to 2006 and Petrohawk Energy Corporation from 2006 to 2011.
Mr. Merriman earned a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College and a Master’s degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.