Last week, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) 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.

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