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Concho Resources appoints Susan Helms to board

Concho ResourcesConcho Resources, an oil and gas exploration company, announced that Susan Helms has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Ms. Helms joins the Company’s Board of Directors after a lengthy career with the United States Air Force and NASA.

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Ms. Helms was commissioned from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1980 and served in the United States Air Force until her retirement in April 2014 with the rank of Lt. General.

During her tenure in the United States Air Force, she held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility before ultimately retiring as the Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, US Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

In addition, Ms. Helms is a former NASA astronaut and veteran of five spaceflights. Ms. Helms is the principal and owner of Orbital Visions, LLC, a consulting company established in 2015.

Additionally, she currently serves on the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Aerospace Corporation.

Ms. Helms is also a board member for the Association of Space Explorers (USA) and recently completed a two year term as a trustee for the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington D.C.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master’s of Science degree in Aeronautics/Astronautics from Stanford University.

In connection with Ms. Helms’ addition to Concho’s Board of Directors, she was appointed to the Company’s Reserves Committee.


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