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American Energy Appalachia Holdings LLC Completes Executive Leadership Team
January 20, 2015
The Oil & Gas Financial Journal reported on January 14, 2015 that Jeffrey A. Fisher has been named CEO of newly created American Energy Appalachia Holdings, LLC (“AEA”). AEA was recently created through the combination of American Energy Partners’ (“AEP”) affiliates, American Energy-Utica LLC and American Energy – Marcellus LLC. Fisher was previously COO of AEP and Executive Vice President of Production for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, which AEA’s Chairman of the Board, Aubrey K. McClendon co-founded. Fisher also served in a number of other engineering management positions at Chesapeake, BP and Vastar Resources. In addition to adding Fisher to the management team, AEA also named John K. Reinhart and Jeffrey A. Agosta as the COO and CFO, respectively. Similar to Fisher, Reinhart held several operational leadership positions at Chesapeake Energy in the Anadarko, Marcellus and Utica areas. Agosta previously served as CFO of Oklahoma City based Devon Energy, as well as a manager at D. R. Payne & Associates, a financial consulting firm. The executive team will oversee the management and operation of AEA’s estimated proven reserves of 1.5 trillion cubic feet equivalent of oil and gas (77% of which is gas) and the operation of seven drilling rigs in eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.