Marathon Oil Corp. promoted Rob L. White to replace Gary Wilson as vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, effective March 1.

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Gary Wilson

Wilson, whose retirement was previously announced last September, had joined Marathon Oil in October 2014 from Noble Energy.

“Gary has provided tremendous guidance and stability to the Marathon Oil accounting organization as it has matured over the past several years, and I thank him for his leadership,” Marathon Oil Chairman, President and CEO Lee Tillman commented in a company release on Feb. 21.

Based in Houston, Marathon Oil became an independent E&P company on July 1, 2011, according to its website. The company is focused on four of the most competitive resource plays in the U.S.—the Bakken, northern Delaware Basin in the Permian, STACK/SCOOP and Eagle Ford Shale—plus operates an integrated gas business in Equatorial Guinea.

White joined Marathon Oil in 1991 and has more than 30 years of experience in oil and gas accounting and finance.

“Rob’s depth of experience and the leadership he’s shown throughout this career at Marathon Oil positions him well to build on the great work of Gary and his team,” Tillman added.

White has served as vice president of internal audit for Marathon Oil since May 2020. Prior to that, he served as director of operations planning from January 2018 to May 2020, and director of central evaluation and financial planning from January 2014 to December 2017.

Since joining Marathon Oil in 1991, White also served in various other leadership positions of increasing responsibility in corporate planning and domestic and international accounting. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oklahoma.