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ON THE MOVE...
Geokinetics Inc. (AMEX: GOK) announced the appointment of T. Diane Anderson to the newly created position of Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective November 1, 2008. Reporting to Richard Miles, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Anderson will be responsible for the oversight of legal affairs worldwide working closely with the board of directors, executive management and operations teams.
Mr. Miles stated, “In a relatively short period of time, Diane has played a key role in addressing a wide range of legal, business and regulatory issues for the company and I am delighted to appoint her to this important new position. Given the increasingly complex business environment within which we operate, the creation of the general counsel position was necessary. Diane has done a tremendous job and I look forward to her ongoing contribution to the company’s current and future initiatives as we continue to execute our business strategy.”
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Anderson served as Geokinetics’ Corporate Counsel and Secretary since June 2007 and as Corporate Counsel since January 2007. Prior to that, she served in a consulting capacity for Geokinetics from August 2006 until January 2007 focused on SEC reporting, and corporate governance and compliance matters. With over 14 years of corporate securities, business transactional and regulatory experience, Ms. Anderson brings leadership experience in both legal and business roles having worked closely with executive management teams and boards of directors leading initiatives related to strategic planning, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property strategy, corporate governance and compliance and SEC reporting with several large public companies including El Paso Corp., BMC Software and TXU. Ms. Anderson earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and her M.B.A in Finance from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, TX.
About Geokinetics Inc.
Geokinetics Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is a leading global provider of seismic acquisition and high-end seismic data processing services to the oil and gas industry. Geokinetics has strong operating presence in North America and is focused on key markets internationally. Geokinetics operates in some of the most challenging locations in the world from the Arctic to mountainous jungles to the transition zone environments. More information about Geokinetics is available at www.geokinetics.com.
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