Southwestern Energy Co. COO Bill Way has been promoted to president. Way was hired as COO in September 2011 and would continue also in that role. "Since joining the Southwestern team, Bill's dedication and leadership have been key in consistently delivering results for the company and creating value for shareholders," CEO Steve Mueller said. Way previously worked for BG Group plc and ConocoPhillips. He holds a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.