Parker Drilling Names New Vice President

The Board of Directors of Parker Drilling Company elected W. Kirk Brassfield as Vice President and Controller of Parker Drilling. The announcement was made following the regularly scheduled Board meeting.

Mr. Brassfield joined the company in 1998 as Controller. Prior to joining Parker Drilling he served in several finance positions with MAPCO, including Director of Financial Planning. Mr. Brassfield started his career on the auditing side of KPMG, where he worked for 13 years. His primary responsibilities were in the energy and manufacturing industries and his experience included working with numerous mergers and acquisitions. He served as a national instructor for KPMG and was a member of its Professional Practices Review Team.

A native of Tulsa, OK, Mr. Brassfield is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Oklahoma State Society of CPAs, served on the local and state boards of the American Heart Association in Oklahoma, was a graduate of Leadership of Tulsa, and is an active member and Sunday School teacher at the First Baptist Church in Tulsa. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S. in Accounting in 1979. Parker Drilling Company has relocated its corporate office to Houston, Texas. Mr. Brassfield will relocate to Houston.