Fireside Chat with Sanchez Energy: Transitioning Roles

Howard Thill, EVP & CEO and Kevin Smith, VP Investor Relations

Are you considering the path towards becoming a CFO? Or maybe you're an analyst wanting to make the jump to the corporate side and you have questions. Howard Thill and Kevin Smith will be discussing their own personal experiences in transitioning roles.


Where: Brennan's of Houston, 3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006View Map >>


Howard Thill
Sanchez Energy

Howard Thill oversees the company’s financial reporting, accounting, treasury, tax and communications functions.  He plays a crucial role in developing and implementing corporate development, investor relations and financial strategies.  

Prior to joining Sanchez Energy, Howard served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations at Devon Energy where he was responsible for all investor relations activity and development of corporate messaging.  Prior to Devon, he served as Vice President of Corporate, Government and Investor Relations at Marathon Oil Corp.  He began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1982 as a drilling fluids engineer and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in natural gas operations, federal and international tax, international finance and business development before moving to investor relations. Howard holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and marketing as well as a master’s in business administration, all from Oklahoma State University. He is a certified public accountant.

Howard currently serves on the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Governors, is a member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association’s Leadership Council, served for seven years on the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, and is active in the National Investor Relations Institute Senior Roundtable.

Kevin Smith
Vice President, Investor Relations
Sanchez Energy

Kevin Smith joined Sanchez Energy in December 2016 as Vice President of Investor Relations.   Previously, he served as Senior Vice President at Raymond James, where he worked as an equity research analyst covering the E&P sector for 10 years.   Prior to that, Kevin worked for Wells Fargo in its E&P Corporate Lending group in Houston, where he was responsible for credit analysis for E&P companies.  Prior to that, he was a power trader at Reliant Resources for three years.   Kevin holds a BBA from Baylor University and a MBA from Texas A&M University. 


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