Dave Hager is president and chief executive officer of Devon Energy Corporation, one of the nation’s largest independent oil and natural gas producers. He assumed his current position in August 2015. He previously served as chief operating officer. From 2007 until joining the company in 2009 as executive vice president of exploration and production, Hager served as a member of Devon’s Board of Directors.
Hager started in the gas and oil business as a geophysicist with Mobil Corp. and then joined Sun E&P in 1981. When Sun spun off its refinery operations in 1988, Hager remained with the E&P company, which was renamed Oryx Energy. He later worked in its new ventures group, managing new projects around the world. Hager then managed deepwater projects, including the team that pioneered the world’s first production spar, a floating production facility that paved the way for deepwater developments.
Oryx merged with Kerr-McGee in 1999. While at Kerr-McGee, Hager managed the company’s worldwide deepwater exploration and production operations and took over all of exploration and production in 2003. He later served as the company’s chief operating officer until Kerr-McGee was acquired by Anadarko Corp. in 2006.
Hager is a board member of EnLink Midstream Partners and EnLink Midstream LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University.
Hager serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma City National Memorial and on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City.