Traci Cook joined Ascent in 2015 as Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer from American Energy Partners where she served as Chief Accounting Officer. Cook previously served for 19 years at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, most recently as Vice President and Division Controller – Financial Analysis and Reporting since 2006. During her tenure at Chesapeake, she played a significant role in its filing of over 70 public debt or equity offerings and the initial public offerings of Chesapeake Midstream Partners, LP (later Access Midstream Partners, LP) and the Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust. At Chesapeake, Cook was also responsible for corporate financial reporting, including SEC reporting, accounting process and data management, tax and budgeting and forecasting. Prior to joining Chesapeake, she worked as an audit manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, for six years. Cook earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is also a member of the Oklahoma Society of Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.