A native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, Carman graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. She began her career in 1996 as a facilities engineer with Exxon, based in New Orleans. Over the next 11 years, she held progressively senior technical, supervisory and planning roles in various assignments in the United States. In 2009, she was appointed safety and operations integrity manager for ExxonMobil Production.
In 2010, Carman relocated to Canada, where she served as surface engineering technical manager, followed by Horn River project manager, for Imperial Oil Resources. In 2013, she moved to Malaysia to assume duties with ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc., first as general manager of surface technical, followed by senior general manager.
Carman returned to Canada in 2017 as president of ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. (EMC), responsible for the corporation’s upstream interests in Canada, as well as EMC’s interest in exploration and production activities in Western Canada and exploration licenses offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. While there, she served as board chair of Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador and actively participated in the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Offshore Policy Group.
In her current role as vice president of XTO’s Permian business unit, Carman is responsible for the company’s Permian Basin assets, leading the effort to grow daily production to 1 million oil-equivalent barrels by 2024 and maximize opportunities across the full value chain.
Carman and her husband, Jason, have two children.