American Energy Partners LP (AELP) named Jeffrey A. Fisher CEO of American Energy Appalachia Holdings LLC (AEA). Aubrey K. McClendon will continue as chairman of AELP and AEA. AEA was formed by combining American Energy-Utica LLC and American Energy-Marcellus LLC (see Shale Daily,Jan. 5). Fisher has been COO of AELP since November 2013 and previously was executive vice president of Chesapeake Energy Corp. Also tapped to run AEA is former Chesapeake executive John K. Reinhart, who is to serve as COO with CFO Jeffrey A. Agosta. Reinhart was an eight-year Chesapeake veteran executive before joining AEA in 2014. Agosta joined AEA in early 2014 after serving as CFO of Devon Energy Corp.
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