Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) has promoted Jeffrey B. Sherrick to executive vice president of corporate development from his previous role of senior vice president of corporate development, the company announced Dec. 10.

Sherrick joined Southwestern Energy in October 2008 and is responsible for corporate capital planning, technology, reserves and business development. Prior to joining the company, he served in multiple operational and managerial roles at The Houston Exploration Co., El Paso Production Co., Enron Global Exploration and Production Inc., Enron Oil and Gas Co., and Tenneco Oil Co.

He is a graduate of Marietta College with a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. He is also a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Texas Independent Property and Royalty Owners Association, and Houston Producers Forum.

Southwestern Energy Co. is a Houston-based independent energy company whose wholly-owned subsidiaries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, natural gas gathering and marketing.