Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> August 1, 2004

Steven Shapiro – Burlington Resources Inc (br)

STEVEN J. SHAPIRO is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Burlington Resources Inc., and serves as a member of the Board of Directors, and the Office of the Chairman. He was elected to the Board in 2004, and assumed his present responsibility for the company's strategy development and execution, as well as its financial performance, in 2002. He joined the company in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shapiro previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Vastar Resources. He also served on the Board of Southern Company Energy Marketing, a limited partnership owned by Vastar and Southern Company. He spent 16 years with ARCO, beginning as a Planning Analyst and later holding a variety of positions in ARCO's coal and minerals businesses. In 1985 he was appointed Vice President of Finance for ARCO Coal, then served as Assistant Treasurer and Vice President of Corporate Planning for ARCO, and in 1991 was named President of ARCO Coal Australia. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Economics from Union College and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard University. Profile
TWST: Give us a brief history of Burlington and an overview of your


Mr. Shapiro: Burlington has been a public company for 16 years now,

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