OKLAHOMA CITY, July 2 -- The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board issued the following news release:
The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Maranto to its board of directors.
Maranto is the vice president and general manager of EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) - Oklahoma City. He is responsible for managing EOG's exploration and production operations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and the Texas Panhandle. Maranto has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry.
"The OERB has an important role in the oil and natural gas industry in Oklahoma through their well site restoration and education initiatives," said Maranto. "I am looking forward to helping further their mission throughout the state of Oklahoma."
Maranto began his career with Arkla Exploration Company in 1981 before moving to EOG in 1995. He held several other positions within the company before being promoted to his current role in March 2004.
"We are pleased to have someone with such a depth of experience join our board," said Mindy Stitt, OERB executive director. "Mr. Maranto's proven leadership skills and experience will be a real asset to us."
Maranto currently serves on the boards of the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association (OKOGA) and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, and is past chairman of the board of the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Heart Association. He is a native of Shreveport, La., and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering before earning an M.B.A. degree from Centenary College.
Created by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1993, the OERB is funded voluntarily by oil and natural gas producers and royalty owners through a one-tenth of 1 percent assessment on the sale of oil and natural gas. The OERB's purpose is to conduct environmental restoration of orphaned and abandoned well sites and to educate Oklahomans about energy. For more information visit OERB.com.