Pioneer Names New Vice Presiden
Pioneer Natural Resources reports that Mark S. Berg will join the Company as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary effective April 1, 2005. He will report to Scott Sheffield, Pioneer's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and will replace Mark Withrow whose resignation was announced earlier this year.
Mr. Berg served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American General Corporation, a Fortune 200 diversified financial services company. Subsequent to the sale of American General to American International Group, Mr. Berg was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hanover Compressor Company, a NYSE company specializing in natural gas compression and processing. Mr. Berg began his career in 1983 with the Houston-based law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, and he was elected to the firm's partnership in 1990.
Mr. Berg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1980, and he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1983.
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