HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) announced certain changes within its executive management team, consistent with the company’s long standing succession plan, effective May 1, 2019. Alisa Johnson previously announced her retirement from her position as Helix’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and Ken Neikirk has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Neikirk has 19 years of experience practicing law in the corporate and energy sectors, and has been with Helix since 2007, most recently serving as Helix’s Corporate Counsel, Compliance Officer and Assistant Secretary since February of 2016. Prior to joining Helix Mr. Neikirk was in private practice in New York and Houston. Mr. Neikirk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.
In connection with these changes, Owen Kratz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Helix, stated, “Alisa has been an integral part of our executive team since 2006, and has successfully overseen many developments at Helix during that time; I wish her well. Alisa and Ken have worked closely together for many years. Our confidence in Ken and his intricate understanding of our company is high, and we expect nothing but the smoothest transition.”
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an international offshore energy services company that provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. For more information about Helix, please visit our website at www.HelixESG.com.
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