Jeff Bender - Vice President Human Resources

Formerly the Vice President of Human Resources at Apache Corporation for over seven years, led the Global Human Resource organization, drove corporate succession planning, created cutting edge executive/employee long term compensation programs and oversaw all critical Executive Level recruitment. He has implemented several integration programs (talent, benefits and policies) related to Acquisitions and Divestitures as well as executive development and coaching. Prior to joining Apache, Jeff spent 26 years with ARCO in numerous assignments. At ARCO he worked primarily in Upstream but also Downstream (Refining, Chemicals and Mining). He finished his career with ARCO as Vice President of Human Resources for Vastar Resources, where he oversaw extensive start-up growth in talent demand in all aspects of recruiting and retention of executives, managers, and key petro-technical staff.  Jeff's extensive domestic and international energy industry experience is combined with his in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the Human Resource discipline and with his extensive Executive Board-level management and top petro-technical recruiting skills.  Jeff holds a bachelor's degree from Penn State.