Copano Energy, L.L.C. (CPNO: Quote) announced that it has appointed Bryan Neskora as its Chief Operating Officer, and Susan Ortenstone as Chief Administrative Officer.
In these new positions, Neskora and Ortenstone will report directly to Bruce Northcutt, Copano's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Bryan Neskora, 46, has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Since 2010, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for El Paso Corporation's Pipeline Group. From 2007 to 2010, Neskora served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, overseeing business development, marketing, commercial operations, engineering, project management and legal and regulatory affairs. Neskora served as Vice President of El Paso Marketing L.P. from June 2004 to February 2007 where he was responsible for all commercial aspects of El Paso's merchant energy group, including the marketing of El Paso production.
Susan Ortenstone, 56, has more than 30 years of experience across diverse functional areas and business segments in the energy industry. Since 2003, Ortenstone was responsible for overseeing Human Resources, IT, Communications and Community Relations, Facilities and Real Estate functions for El Paso Corporation, serving first as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 2003 to 2010 and then as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 2010 to 2012.
The company said Sharon Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of Oklahoma and Rocky Mountains segments, and James Wade, Chief Operating Officer of Texas segment, will continue in their respective positions and will report directly to Neskora. In addition, John Goodpasture, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development will report to Neskora.
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