Antero Resources Corp. said the company board of directors has added Brenda R. Schroer, a former executive of Concho Resources with previous ESG reporting experience.

“We are excited to welcome Brenda to our board of directors,” Paul M. Rady, Antero Resources’ president, chairman and CEO, said in a statement commenting on Schroer’s appointment to the company’s board.

Brenda Schroer - Antero Resources Board of Directors
Brenda R. Schroer

In a company release on May 5, Antero said Schroer has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry.

Schroer previously served as senior vice president, CFO and treasurer of Concho Resources from January 2019 until Concho’s sale to ConocoPhillips Co. which closed in January. While at Concho, she oversaw its ESG reporting, the Antero release noted.

Currently, Schroer is serving as the interim CFO for Solaris Midstream Holdings LLC, where she also served on the board from July 2019 until February.

“Brenda brings extensive oil and gas finance and accounting experience from her roles at Solaris Midstream and Concho,” Rady continued. “This, combined with her ESG reporting background, will make her a valuable addition to the Antero board.”

Prior to joining Concho in 2013 as vice president and chief accounting officer, Schroer had worked at Ernst & Young LLP (EY) since 1999. Her last position at EY was as America’s oil and gas sector resident within the firm’s national audit practice. In 2020, Schroer was also named as one of Hart Energy’s 25 Influential Women in Energy honorees.

In a statement, Schroer added: “I am pleased to join the Antero Resources board of directors. As one of the largest natural gas and NGL producers in the U.S., with peer leading ESG performance, there is significant opportunity for the company to continue to create value for Antero shareholders.”

Schroer’s appointment as a Class I director to the Antero board took effect April 30. She will serve as an independent director under the director independence standards set forth in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the applicable listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange.

The appointment brings the size of the Antero board to eight directors, seven of whom are independent for service on the board.

Headquartered in Denver, Antero Resources is an independent natural gas and NGL company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of unconventional properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia and Ohio. In conjunction with its affiliate, Antero Midstream, Antero Resources said it is one of the most integrated natural gas producers in the U.S.