In her first five years at WPX, Caroline Trump has the unique opportunity of taking on a leadership role as a Senior Investor Relations Analyst. This puts her in the spotlight as a voice for the company.
“There’s an opportunity for personal and professional growth at WPX, even early on in your career,” she stated. Our culture emphasizes employee development and gaining new experience.”
Caroline represents WPX to the investment community, which requires her to be up-to-date on what’s happening across the company. She also keeps a close eye on the market to see what other companies in energy are doing or saying.
The assignments for an IR analyst change day-to-day, but the main task is to help convey the company’s story. Caroline travels to conferences to gain exposure for how WPX is executing on its multi-year plans.
“It’s vital to keep the investment community in the loop and answer any questions they may have about where we’re headed,” she explained.
“Communication is the key when working with investors and the people who cover our company. I’ve learned to embrace what they throw my way. The interaction requires you to understand the most finite details of our business.”
Caroline is a Tulsa native and completed a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Oklahoma. As a student, she gained experience in consulting and business planning by working at various start-up companies.
She built presentations and participated in business planning competitions. Caroline applies those same skills in her role at WPX as she talks with investors.
She began her career in energy as an intern at WPX in corporate planning. Upon graduation, she started full-time in a rotation program for business and finance professionals.
That led her to investor relations where she found a role that challenges her and gives her a bird’s eye view of the entire company. She celebrates her five-year anniversary with the company in spring 2018.
At WPX, Caroline also has been involved in a mentoring program, United Way fundraising and Reading Partners – a program that allows professionals to spend an hour per week serving at a local school.
Civically, Caroline is the chair of the Young Professionals Board for Emergency Infant Services and is involved with Young Professionals in Energy.
“At WPX, I most appreciate how people look out for each other. I’ve had people pull me into different groups inside and outside the company to help me grow as a person.”