Carrie L. Horton Elected Chairperson of Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development


Mark Truax

Effective January 9, 2019, Carrie Horton of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was elected by the Board of Directors of Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) as the organization’s new Chairperson. Horton brings a wealth of experience, having worked at Anadarko for more than 18 years. She is currently the Vice President of DJ Basin Development, one of Anadarko’s largest asset areas located in Northeastern Colorado.

Horton began her career with Anadarko in 2000 as a Geologist. She has taken on responsibilities in operations management and business development throughout her tenure. Horton earned her Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Miami University and a Master of Science in Geology from Duke University.

Coloradans recently showed resounding support for the oil and natural gas industry by defeating Proposition 112. Horton will continue to lead the efforts to inform Coloradans about the benefits of the domestic energy industry, which involves collaborating with citizens and leaders throughout Colorado.

Upon election, Horton said, “I am honored to lead this important effort to support CRED in increasing understanding about the oil and natural gas industry and sharing information about the many benefits it provides for Colorado. I’m proud to work in this industry, and I’m passionate about always seeking to improve the way we operate. I look forward to collaborating with Colorado producers and many others, in the pursuit of solutions that support both safe and healthy communities and a thriving industry.”

Bart Brookman, President and CEO of PDC Energy and CRED board member, said about Horton, “Carrie brings a wealth of industry expertise and an unwavering commitment to doing things the ‘Colorado way.’ I am confident in her ability to lead a successful outreach effort that resonates with Coloradans across the state and encourages conversation about the importance of oil and natural gas development. The CRED board and I look forward to Carrie’s leadership and working alongside her.”

Horton assumes the CRED Board Chair position from Chip Rimer, who served from 2017-2018. Rimer was hired as the Chief Operating Officer at Whiting Petroleum Corporation last year following a successful career at Noble Energy.

CRED is a not for profit organization that serves to educate the people of Colorado about the oil and natural gas industry’s energy, economic, and environmental benefits. A 2015 study showed that the oil and natural gas industry provides $31 billion to Colorado’s economy, supported 239,900 jobs, and paid more than $23 billion in wages. CRED provides Coloradans with these facts along with information about the fracking industry and its over 70-year history in Colorado. This educational campaign ranges from current regulations, health and safety, economic benefits, and how the industry supports communities. 


Carrie L. Horton Elected Chairperson of Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development

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