As male-dominated industriesgo, oil and gas production has to be near the top. That hasn'tstopped Jennifer Grigsby from becoming a veteran in the sector andputting her mark on important finance functions at OklahomaCity-based Chesapeake Energy Corp.

As treasurer since 2007 at Chesapeake, which had $9.37 billionin 2010 revenue, Grigsby, who is also senior vice president andcorporate secretary, has responsibilities that include overseeingcash and risk management, debt compliance and corporate complianceinitiatives.

Like many of her finance peers atenergy companies, much of Grigsby's time is spent monitoring swingsin oil and gas prices and looking for opportunities to hedge thecompany's future oil and gas production. “We have a very activehedging program,” she says. “When we see an opportunity to layer onfutures, we lock it in.”

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