Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> November 12, 2002

Roger Plank – Apache Corporation (apa)

ROGER B. PLANK is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apache Corporation. Mr. Plank was elected to his current position in May 2000, after serving as Vice President and CFO, Vice President of Planning and Corporate Development, Vice President of External Affairs, and Vice President of Corporate Communications over his 21-year tenure with the company. Mr. Plank joined Apache in 1981 after receiving a degree in Economics from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Plank is past President of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association. Earlier, Mr. Plank served as a Director of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the Domestic Petroleum Council. His civic activities include membership on the Board of Trustees for Wyoming's Ucross Foundation, a non-profit organization to benefit artists and writers. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of Apache and

a picture of things as they are now?

Mr. Plank: We've been around 47 years. Our Founder, Raymond

Plank, is still here as