Mr. Petroskey, 56, joins Occidental with more than 25 years of experience in communications and public affairs. He served as Assistant Press Secretary in the White House for President Ronald Reagan, and later as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Among other leadership positions, he was Vice President for Public Affairs at the National Geographic Society.
Mr. Petroskey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America regions. Oxy is the third-largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on equity market capitalization. Oxy's wholly owned subsidiary OxyChem manufactures and markets chlor-alkali products and vinyls. Oxy is committed to safeguarding the environment, protecting the safety and health of employees and neighboring communities and upholding high standards of social responsibility in all of the company's worldwide operations.