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MARK SMITH SERVES AS PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 8, 2010

CONTACT: Kate Burch
kburch@ou.edu

(405) 325-2463

NORMAN – Mark Smith, CFO of Ultra Petroleum, served as an executive-in-residence at the Price College of Business on Nov. 30 – Dec. 1. The Executive-in-Residence program allows business leaders to meet with faculty as well as interact with students and OU administrators. 

 

During his visit, Smith met with undergraduate and graduate classes focused on corporate finance as well as financial markets and trading securities. He shared with them lessons from his more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, which includes strategic planning, corporate finance and business development. In addition to meeting with students in the classroom, he participated in a dinner with several MBA students the previous evening as well an informal roundtable lunch with Energy Management students and JCPenney Leadership Associates that following the afternoon.

 

Ultra Petroleum is an independent energy company focused on the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Smith, who started out as a petroleum engineer, later focused his career on acquisitions and corporate finance advisory assignments, which prepared him to assume the role of chief financial officer when he joined Ultra Petroleum in 2005.

 

Ranked in the top 5 percent of all U.S. undergraduate business schools based on recent ranking data, the Price College of Business is one of the nation’s premier business colleges. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the college’s undergraduate program 42nd in the nation, International Business Program 17th in the nation and the Entrepreneurship Program 17th in the nation. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship Program was ranked 15th in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.

 

Ranked in the top 5 percent of all U.S. undergraduate business schools based on recent ranking data, the Price College of Business is one of the nation’s premier business colleges. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the college’s undergraduate program 42nd in the nation, International Business Program 17th in the nation and the Entrepreneurship Program 17th in the nation. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship Program was ranked 15th in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.