Chesapeake Energy: Get to Know Your New CEO

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Last week, Chesapeake Energy named Robert "Doug" Lawler to replace the now-departed Aubrey McClendon as its new chief executive officer.

He takes office June 17, but what can investors expect from their new CEO?

Listen in as Fool contributor Rich Smith explains who Lawler is, where he comes from, and why where he comes from can tell you where Chesapeake will go from here.

Energy investors would be hard-pressed to find another company trading at a deeper discount than Chesapeake Energy. Its share price depreciated after negative news surfaced concerning the company's management and spiraling debt picture. While the debt issues still persist, giant steps have been taken to help mitigate the problems. To learn more about Chesapeake and its enormous potential, you're invited to check out The Motley Fool's brand-new premium report on the company. Simply click here now to access your copy.

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