The board of directors at EXCO Resources Inc . (NYSE: XCO) appointed Richard A. Burnett as chief accounting officer, the company said March 10. He replaces Mark F. Mulhern , interim chief accounting officer, in the role, the company added.

Burnett has been vice president of special projects since joining the company in November 2013, EXCO Resources said.

“We are pleased that Ricky Burnett is taking on the role of chief accounting officer at EXCO. Ricky’s extensive public accounting and industry expertise make him a natural fit as EXCO’s new chief accounting officer,” said EXCO’s chairman Jeff Benjamin .

Dallas-based EXCO Resources Inc. explores, acquires, develops and produces domestic oil and natural gas.