Mrs. Hays has 15 years of investor relations, strategic communications, M&A, capital markets and ESG experience within publicly and privately held E&P companies. Most recently, Megan served as the vice president of investor relations at Cimarex Energy Co., where she led ESG engagement and reporting efforts and helped the company navigate its $19 billion merger with Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. Previously, she was vice president of investor relations and public affairs at Concho Resources Inc., where she led investor relations and media affairs in addition to developing and driving the company's ESG strategy and reporting, which included the publication of the company's Climate-Risk (TCFD) report and Sustainability report. During Megan's tenure at Concho, she supported the company's capital markets and A&D/M&A activities, including Concho's $9.5 billion acquisition of RSP Permian in 2018 and Concho's ultimate sale to ConocoPhillips for $10 billion in January 2021. Concho's investor relations program was recognized by Institutional Investor ("Best IR Professional" in 2019 and "Best IR Team" in 2020).
Prior to her roles at Cimarex and Concho, Mrs. Hays began her career leading investor relations and corporate communications at Approach Resources Inc.
Mrs. Hays received a B.A. in Political Science (International Relations) from Texas Christian University (TCU). Mrs. Hays currently serves on the advisory board for TCU's Energy Institute at the Neeley School of Business.