Email sent to all Chesapeake employees

Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler on Monday afternoon sent an email to all Chesapeake employees announcing that four top executives were terminated without cause at the Oklahoma City natural gas and oil company.
Oklahoman Modified: August 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm •  Published: August 12, 2013

Email to employees:

All Chesapeake Employees,

As part of Chesapeake's transformation to a top performing E&P company, I am reorganizing our executive level leadership structure. This restructuring will position Chesapeake to be more competitive and focused, and it will further our strategies of financial discipline and profitable and efficient growth from captured resources.

Accordingly, Steve Dixon, Jeff Fisher, Steve Miller and Martha Burger are leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. On behalf of the entire company, I want to express our gratitude to Steve, Jeff, Steve and Martha for their many years of service and dedication. Each of these executive leaders has contributed greatly to Chesapeake, and we wish them the very best in their future endeavors.

I have great confidence in the Operations, Drilling, and HR teams. I will continue to be directly engaged in each of these important areas, and I have appointed interim management responsibility as we move forward with our operational strategy shift.

Thank you for your continued focus and dedication. With your help, we will transform Chesapeake together.

Doug Lawler

Chief Executive Officer