Marcia Reeves Simpson
About Marcia Reeves Simpson
Board of Directors
With a 45-year career in the energy industry, Marcia Reeves Simpson has been a trailblazer in the upstream petroleum industry. From reservoir engineering and operations to asset acquisitions and sales, her insights illuminated the path of success for numerous ventures. Marcia’s extensive achievements include orchestrating intricate planning, budgeting, and performance management processes that underpin her visionary approach to business success.
Marcia’s most recent endeavor launched Sabre Energy Partners, an enterprising exploration and production company strategically focused on developing assets in the Appalachian Basin. Sabre Energy Partners was built around a partnership with Trace Capital, an influential financial institution with managed funds exceeding $1.4 billion in invested and committed capital.
Marcia’s trajectory to success was further solidified during her tenure as the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Chief Oil and Gas, LLC. Her stewardship was instrumental in transforming the company into one of the United States’ largest privately-owned gas producers and sold to Chesapeake Energy Corporation for $2.6B. Marcia’s leadership journey also included seven years as the Vice President of Engineering at EXCO Resources in Dallas, Texas where she developed Haynesville, Eagleford, and Marcellus shale assets and distinguished senior executive roles with Mobil, Chevron, Gulf, and J-W Operating Company, each a testament to her commitment to excellence.
Marcia’s impact extends far beyond the boardroom. She recently joined the Executive Committee of WEN North Texas. She devoted six years to the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, championing their growth and empowerment. She is a Centennial Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University College of Earth and Mineral Sciences where she graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Marcia also recently accepted an Advisory Board member role with Carbon GeoCapture, a carbon sequestration start-up, and supports entrepreneur startups as a SWAN Angel Impact Network investor. Marcia is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a certified Professional Engineer.