Archie W. Dunham

Archie W. Dunham is the retired Chairman of ConocoPhillips and the current Chairman of Chesapeake Energy. 

He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Conoco Inc. from 1999-2002, after being elected President and CEO in 1996. He became Chairman of ConocoPhillips Company in 2002. He was instrumental in orchestrating Conoco’s IPO separation from DuPont in 1998, the largest in US history, and in negotiating the merger of equals between Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company in 2002. Mr. Dunham currently serves on the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corp and Louisiana-Pacific Corp. He is also a member of Deutsche Bank’s Americas Advisory Board. Previously, Mr. Dunham served on the boards of DuPont, Conoco, ConocoPhillips, Phelps Dodge and Pride International.

Mr. Dunham currently serves on the Commission on National Energy Policy and is a Board member of the CEO Forum. He is the past Chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, the United States Energy Association and the National Petroleum Council. In 2005, he was appointed by President Bush to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. In 2002, he was appointed by President Bush to the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1960-64 and currently serves as a member of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Mr. Dunham holds a Bachelor’s degree in geological engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.