Long before she joined Aera in 2012, Lynne Carrithers was a legal expert in California’s petroleum industry. From her vantage point, she watched Aera rise from its Mobil heritage with a new approach to the business of oil and gas production.
And she liked what she saw.
“I witnessed the beginning of an evolution,” says Carrithers, who heads Aera’s legal and government affairs department. “I saw a company emerge with a culture, rhythm and way of operating all its own. I saw myself in that kind of organization.”
Today, Aera is a place “with high standards in operational excellence, environmental compliance and technology,” she says. “Employees are valued and enriched and can contribute at the highest possible levels to help attain Aera’s business goals.”
Carrithers, who also serves as Aera’s corporate secretary, previously held senior counsel positions at Occidental of Elk Hills, Chevron, Mobil and ExxonMobil. She holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University.
Carrithers has been active in the Kern County Bar Association, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Kern County, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, United Way and Crossover Church of Rosedale. She also loves hiking, biking, travel and singing.