CASTLEN M. KENNEDY, 37, was named vice president – Public Affairs in July 2015 after serving as director since 2014. Kennedy joined Apache’s Government Affairs department in 2006 and served as manager of Government Affairs from 2006 to 2011 advocating on behalf of the company before state and federal officials. She joined the Investor Relations department as manager in 2011 and later as director in 2014 interacting and communicating with Apache shareholders.
Prior to joining Apache, Kennedy served as a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy, as a business analyst at S&B Infrastructure and as a financial analyst on the commodities desks at RWE Americas and Enron Corporation.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance, a master's degree in public affairs and a master's degree in energy and earth resources from The University of Texas at Austin.