WPX President/CEO Hill to step down, Bender named as interim replacement

|About: WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX)|By:, SA News Editor

WPX Energy (WPX) says Ralph Hill will step down as President, CEO and board member, James Bender is appointed interim President, CEO and board member, effective Dec. 31.

Bender has served as WPX's senior VP and general counsel and as a member of WPX's executive leadership team since the company spun off from Williams; Prior to the spinoff, Bender served for nine years as senior VP and general counsel of Williams.