Laredo Petroleum Promotes Karen Chandler To COO

Laredo Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: LPI) said Oct. 17 T. Karen Chandler has been promoted to serve as the Permian operator’s senior vice president and COO.

Chandler joined Laredo, based in Tulsa, Okla., in 2012 and served as the company’s vice president of operations since 2016.

Randy A. Foutch, chairman and CEO of Laredo, said Chandler has been instrumental in improving the efficiency of the company’s operational activities, which he said has been “a challenging task as we have worked to optimize our development plan.”