Thomas C. Stabley was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a director of Rex Energy's board in October 2011 and President in August 2015. Mr. Stabley was a co-founder of Rex Energy in 2004 as CFO and made significant contributions to its initial public offering in 2007. Since the company went public, Mr. Stabley has played key roles in subsequent offerings, acquisitions, divestitures, joint venture agreements and has contributed greatly to the company's day to day operations. Prior to his career at Rex Energy, Mr. Stabley was Vice President of Accounting for Shaner Hotels where he worked with Rex Energy's Chairman, Mr. Lance T. Shaner. Mr. Stabley brings over 15 years of expertise in capital markets, financial reporting, corporate finance and strategic planning to the position of CEO. Mr. Stabley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bob Ovitz was named Chief Operating Officer in July 2015. Prior to his promotion, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations. Mr. Ovitz joined Rex Energy in December 2014 with over 30 years of extensive technical experience, as well as experience leading and managing business organizations and project teams within the oil and gas industry. Most recently, Mr. Ovitz was Senior Operations Manager for Noble Energy's Appalachian Basin Unit and he held a similar position with Noble overseeing their Rockies and Mid-Continent Divisions in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Ovitz has extensive experience in unconventional and conventional resource plays primiarly in drilling, completions, and HSE functional areas. Mr. Ovitz has served as board member for both the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) and also served as an Executive Board Member for the MSC. Mr. Ovitz has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College. He also received a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Denver.
Curt Walker was named Chief Financial Officer in January 2018. Prior to his promotion, he served as Chief Accounting Officer and, prior to that, Vice President, Accounting. He has been with Rex Energy since 2007. Throughout his tenure at Rex Energy he has been responsible for significant financial and internal control activities, including those relating to financial planning and reporting, accounting, budgeting and forecasting, procurement, credit facility and risk management. In addition, he has led the accounting and financial reporting aspects of all of the company’s capital markets transactions raising nearly $1 billion. Prior to joining Rex Energy, Mr. Walker was with YRC Worldwide, a Fortune 500 trucking and transportation company, from 2003 – 2007. Mr. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an M.B.A., both from Shippensburg University.
Mr. Hodges was named Senior Vice President, Land in October 2011. Prior to his promotion, he served as Vice President, Land, and has been with Rex Energy since 2010. His current responsibilities include acquisition and management of mineral and surface rights necessary for the continued growth of the company. Prior to joining Rex Energy, Mr. Hodges served as Regional Land Manager for Consol Energy, where he had served in several different positions in the land and mineral rights field since 1997.