Pogo Loses Friend & Colleague, Jerry A. Cooper

It is with great sadness that Pogo Producing announces the sudden death last night of Jerry A. Cooper, 59, Pogo's executive vice president and regional manager of the Western United States.

"This is a very sad day for all of us at Pogo. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry's wife Nancy and his two wonderful children," said Pogo's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul G. Van Wagenen. "We have benefited greatly from Jerry's wisdom, guidance and leadership in the more than 28 years that he has served Pogo. More significantly, everyone at Pogo has lost more than just a business colleague and leader, we have lost a dear and loyal friend in Jerry."