Anadarko Petroleum Corp. executive Carrie Horton has been elected chairperson of Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development's board of directors, the nonprofit pro-energy advocacy group announced Tuesday.
A geologist by trade, Horton currently serves as the vice president of Denver-Julesburg Basin development for Anadarko. The basin, located in northeastern Colorado, is one of the company's largest asset areas.
In her role as CRED chairperson, Horton will lead efforts "to inform Coloradans about the benefits of the domestic energy industry," according to a Tuesday statement.
“I am honored to lead this important effort to support CRED in increasing understanding about the oil and natural gas industry and sharing information about the many benefits it provides for Colorado," Horton said in the release. "I’m proud to work in this industry, and I’m passionate about always seeking to improve the way we operate.
"I look forward to collaborating with Colorado producers and many others, in the pursuit of solutions that support both safe and healthy communities and a thriving industry.”
Horton takes over for Chip Rimer, the chief operating officer at Whiting Petroleum Corp., who served in the position from 2017 to 2018.
CRED says it "serves to educate the people of Colorado about the oil and natural gas industry’s energy, economic and environmental benefits."
The group, backed by Anadarko and Noble Energy, was involved in the campaign against Proposition 112 on the fall ballot, which would have greatly expanded buffer zones between energy development sites and buildings.