Board of Directors


Steffen E. Palko


Steffen E. Palko, Ed.D., became a director in 2016. Mr. Palko was co-founder of XTO Energy Inc., serving as President and Vice-Chairman from 1986 to 2005, which became the largest independent natural gas producer in the United States in 2009.  He previously served in various technical positions with Southland Royalty Company including Vice President of Reservoir Engineering from 1982 to 1986. He currently serves as a Member of the Development Board at the University of Texas at Arlington. Previously, Mr. Palko served as a trustee for the Fort Worth ISD school board, and assumed numerous educational leadership roles at the state and national levels, including chair of the National Assessment of Vocational Education, as well as for the United States Department of Education and Commissioner for the U.S Department of Labor SCANS committee. Mr. Palko earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas Christian University, where he currently serves as an Associate Professor. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Director Since: 2016
Range Resources Corporation Committee Membership:
Compensation Committee