Houston -- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced that Preston Johnson, Jr., has been named Vice President, Human Resources, effective immediately.
Johnson joins Anadarko after an extensive career at Dow Chemical Company and most recently, CenterPoint Energy where he served as Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Shared Services for the past five years.
"We are very pleased that Preston has chosen to join Anadarko to lead our human resources team. I believe his excellent leadership skills, coupled with extensive HR knowledge, will serve our company well in managing our most important assets--our employees," said Jim Hackett, Anadarko President and CEO.
Johnson holds a degree from Sam Houston State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston. He is active in numerous community and professional associations including the American Management Association, Society of Human Resource Professionals and the Houston HR Executive Roundtable. He also serves on the President's Advisory Circle for Sam Houston State University and the Texas Business and Education Coalition Board of Directors.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and gas resources vital to the world's health and welfare.