Steve Farris served as Chairman and CEO of Apache Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea, Egypt, and Australia. Steve joined Apache in 1988 as Vice President of Domestic Exploration, served in various executive roles, and was named Chairman in 2009 upon the retirement of the company’s Founder Raymond Plank. Steve’s experience also includes work for Terra Resources, Robert W. Berry, Inc., and with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. His extensive board service includes the Sabine Oil and Gas Corp. and Harbour Energy LTD. (both private equity companies), Chrysaor Holdings LTD in the UK, and as a member of the development committee of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. He is a former board member of the Fund for Teachers. Steve holds bachelor’s degrees in history and accounting from Oklahoma State University. He has had a home in Ucross for many years.