Ucross Announces Two New Board Members

Steve Farris of Ucross and Houston, Texas, and Deborah Koehler of Houston have joined the Ucross Foundation's board of trustees.

Farris, who joined Apache Corporation in 1988, has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Apache. He became chairman in 2009 upon the retirement of Raymond Plank, Apache's founder.

Koehler has been involved with Ucross since 2006, serving as principal executive for Plank after his retirement from Apache. She is also executive director of the Raymond N. Plank Foundation, overseeing portfolio management and grant allocation.

Apache Corporation is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, with operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea, Egypt and Australia.

Ucross was established in 1981 and since then has provided over 2,000 residencies to writers, visual artists and composers.


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