John Richels joined the Devon Energy board of directors in 2007. The board elected him as its vice chairman in December 2014. He served as Devon’s president and CEO from 2010 until retiring in July 2015. He previously served as president, a senior vice president of Devon and President and Chief Executive Officer of Devon's Canadian subsidiary. Richels joined Devon through its 1998 acquisition of Canadian-based Northstar Energy Corp. Prior to joining Northstar, Richels was managing and chief operating partner of the Canadian-based national law firm, Bennett Jones. Richels serves as chairman of the board of directors for EnLink Midstream Partners, LP, and EnLink Midstream, LLC. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from York University and a law degree from the University of Windsor.
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