Mr. Bradley has served on Nexeo Solutions’ board of directors since April 2011 and as President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2011, where he oversees the strategic direction of Company’s operations across the globe. Before Nexeo Solutions, Mr. Bradley served as Chief Operating Officer of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. from December 2009 through January 2011, as Vice President of Global Operations from December 2004 through December 2009 and as Vice President of Business Transformation from April 2004 through December 2004. Additionally, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Kraton Polymers LLC, Elastomers Holdings LLC and Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC from April 2004 through January 2011 and as Chief Operating Officer of K.P. Global Holdings C.V. from December 2006 through January 2011. Prior to joining Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., he served as the Lexan Manufacturing Manager at GE Plastics’ Mount Vernon, Indiana, site and has served in a variety of leadership positions for GE Plastics from 1994 to 2004, including roles in business process development and Six Sigma. Mr. Bradley has served on the Industrial Board of Advisors for the Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville since May 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville.
Superior Energy Services’ (Superior) President and CEO, David D. Dunlap, was honored as the 2013 Transformational CEO at the recent Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala for the Gulf Coast Area.
Dunlap joined Superior in 2010 and has helped to position the Company for long-term growth by focusing on U.S. land expansion and international growth. Under Dunlap’s leadership, Superior has grown exponentially through a focus on exceeding customers’ expectations and strategic acquisitions, including the purchase of Complete Production Services, which accelerated Superior’s expansion into the U.S. land market and doubled the size of the company. Dunlap also has a strong belief in empowering employees to drive profitable growth.
An independent panel of judges selected 41 finalists from the Gulf Coast area representing south Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi before choosing the final award winners. The regional winners will advance to compete for national awards in several categories including the National Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award, which will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 16, 2013.
Previously, Parker was chairman and CEO of US Airways. Before the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in 2005, he was chairman, president and chief executive officer of America West. Parker became the CEO at America West just 10 days before Sept. 11, 2001, and led the carrier through the crisis.
Under Parker’s leadership, US Airways achieved record revenue growth, operational performance and profit margins that outpaced most industry peers. Parker has been a vocal proponent of airline industry consolidation, which provides a more stable and competitive industry for employees, customers, communities and stockholders.
Parker’s experience prior to joining America West in 1995 includes four years with Northwest Airlines as vice president, assistant treasurer and vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis. From 1986 to 1991, he held a number of financial management positions with American.
Parker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Albion College in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University in 1986.
His promotion to President and CEO in 2009 occurred in the midst of the Great Recession, a period during which he not only guided the company through the economic storm but delivered growth despite the macroeconomic downturn. Ed is the architect of the Company’s unique business model, which, through its three businesses, offers a full suite of data-driven, targeted marketing solutions through three primary lines of business balanced to navigate through economic cycles, delivering consistent strong financial performance.
As he continues to grow the business, Ed is also committed to continuously raising the company’s corporate responsibility goals, with the belief that Alliance Data must deliver beyond financial performance to maintain its reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. He is a champion of the Company’s corporate giving efforts. An active community advocate for children’s health and education, Ed serves on the board of directors for Children’s Health System of Texas. He is also a member of the board and Long-Range Planning Committee of the Shelton School, a Dallas private school for children with learning differences. He supports the Plano Independent School District (PISD) Foundation in the North Texas area, and is a member of the PISD CEO Council. Additionally, Ed serves as a trustee for campus affairs at Wesleyan University and is a member of the Board of Overseers for Columbia Business School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Ed is married with two children.
Grant E. Sims has served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of our general partner since August 2006 and Chairman of the Board of our general partner since October 2012. Mr. Sims was affiliated with Leviathan Gas Pipeline Partners, LP from 1992 to 1999, serving as the Chief Executive Officer and a director beginning in 1993 until he left to pursue personal interests, including investments. Leviathan (subsequently known as El Paso Energy Partners, L.P. and then GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P.) was a NYSE listed master limited partnership. Mr. Sims has an established track record of developing strong companies and has led his companies through a period of substantial growth while increasing geographic and operational diversity. Mr. Sims provides leadership skills, executive management experience and significant knowledge of our business environment, which he has gained through his vast experience with other MLPs.
Jeffrey L. Ventura, Chief Executive Officer and President, joined Range in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer and became a director in 2005. Mr. Ventura was named Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2012. Previously, Mr. Ventura served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Matador Petroleum Corporation which he joined in 1997. Prior to his service at Matador, Mr. Ventura spent eight years at Maxus Energy Corporation where he managed various engineering, exploration and development operations and was responsible for coordination of engineering technology. Previously, Mr. Ventura was with Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production, where he held various engineering and operating positions. Mr. Ventura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Ventura is a member of the National Petroleum Council, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is also a member of Gateway Church.
Christmann previously served as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, North America, since January 2014. From January 2010 through December 2013, he served as region vice president, Permian Region. From January 2004 through December 2009, he served as vice president, Business Development, and from April through December 2003, he served as production manager for the Gulf Coast Region. Prior to that, Mr. Christmann held various positions of increasing responsibility in the business development area since joining the company in 1997.
Previously, Christmann was employed by Vastar Resources/ARCO Oil and Gas Company in business development, crude oil marketing, and various production, operational and reservoir engineering assignments.
He received his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.
With over 29 years in the oil and gas industry, including over 19 years at the company leading both operational and staff functions and most recently serving as chief executive officer, Christmann has the proficiency and depth to manage and operate a large-scale oil and gas exploration and production company.
Christmann’s extensive experience in the oil and gas industry has provided him with an in-depth understanding of successful execution and operational management in the field, an appreciation and talent for value-added merger and acquisition activity, and the expertise to oversee the strategic direction of a large, publicly-traded company.
His experience, coupled with his thorough knowledge and understanding of the company’s assets and unique operations, complement Christmann’s management strengths and enable him to lead the company through the complexities of day-to-day operations as well as the macro economic impact of commodity prices.
Perry A. Sook has over 37 years of professional experience in the television and radio broadcasting industries, covering all facets of the business including ownership and M&A, management, sales, on-air talent and news. He founded Nexstar in 1996 with one local television station in Scranton, PA and began building the foundation of what is today one of the world’s leading local marketing and content companies that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Based in Irving, TX, Nexstar trades on NASDAQ under the symbol NXST.
Reflecting the recently completed $4.6 billion accretive acquisition of Media General, Nexstar Media Group is the second largest local broadcast television operator in the United States with 170 stations reaching 100 markets, or approximately 39% of all television households, and annual revenue in excess of $2.3 billion. As one of the nation’s leading providers of local news, entertainment, sports, lifestyle and network programming, Nexstar produces and distributes over 203,000 hours of local content per year. In addition, Nexstar’s digital properties provide innovative digital marketing solutions and services to local and national media companies, advertisers, agencies and brands.
Prior to Nexstar, Sook was one of the principals of Superior Communication Group, Inc., which was sold in 1995 to Sinclair Broadcast Group. Before Superior, Sook was President/CEO of Seaway Communication, Inc., owner of network affiliated stations in Bangor, ME and Wausau, WI. Before being recruited to run Seaway, he worked in the television industry as a General Sales Manager, acting General Manager and National Sales Manager. Sook previously spent five years with Cox Broadcasting, first in local sales in Pittsburgh then at Telerep, Inc., as a National Account Executive. Early in his career, Sook was involved in local TV sales and radio sales. Sook also worked briefly as a television news anchor at the CBS affiliate in Clarksburg, WV.
Sook was recently elected to serve as the Chairman of the TVB, the not-for-profit trade association of America’s local broadcast television industry. In addition to serving on the Board of TVB, Mr. Sook is a Board Member of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the CBS Affiliate Board, the Broadcasters Foundation of America Board, and is Chairman of The Ohio University Foundation Board. Mr. Sook was named 2009 Broadcaster of the Year by Broadcasting and Cable (B&C) and was among the honorees inducted into the 2014 B&C Hall of Fame. He was inducted to The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation’s 2016 Giants of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts and received The Media Institute’s 2016 American Horizon Award, recognizing his leadership, promoting the vitality and independence of American media.
Sook did his undergraduate work at Ohio University in Athens, OH and was an adjunct professor at Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania.
He and his wife Sandra have three children; Laura, Victoria and Perry, Jr., and reside in Flower Mound, Texas.
Stephenson began his career in 1982 with Southwestern Bell Telephone in the information-technology organization in Oklahoma. Late in the 1980s through 1990s, he progressed through a series of leadership positions in finance, including an international assignment in Mexico City. In July 2001, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer for SBC, helping the company reduce its net debt from $30 billion to near zero by early 2004. From 2003 to 2004, Stephenson served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cingular Wireless. In 2004, he was named Chief Operating Officer of SBC and also appointed by President Bush as National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Stephenson continued as COO following SBC’s acquisition of AT&T in 2005, responsible for all wireless and wireline operations at AT&T. In April 2007, AT&T announced Stephenson would succeed retiring Edward Whitacre as CEO.
Mr. Walker is a director of BOK Financial Corporation, serving as Chairman of the Risk Committee (NASDAQ: BOKF). He is a director of the Houston Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Trustee for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a member of the Business Council (Executive Committee), Business Roundtable, All-American Wildcatters (Chairman 2017 and 2018), and on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute (Executive and Finance Committees).
Tim Leach has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since Concho was formed in 2004 and also served as President until 2017. Previously, Tim served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Concho Oil & Gas Corp. from its formation in 2001 until its sale in 2004. From 1997 to 2001, Tim was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Concho Resources Inc., a predecessor company to Concho. Prior to founding Concho, Tim served in various positions with Parker & Parsley, including Executive Vice President.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Tim was appointed to the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in 2017. Tim currently serves on the Energy Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Tim also serves on the Board of Governors for Midland Memorial Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Midland College Foundation, the Scharbauer Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. In 2017, Tim was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Oil & Gas Association, the 2011 “Top Hand Award” from the Permian Basin Petroleum Association and was inducted into the Petroleum Museum Hall of Fame in 2013.
Previously, Kim served as president as well as chief executive officer from October 2010 through September 2015 and was elected to the Board in November 2009.
He joined Atmos Energy in 2006 after serving as senior vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer for Piedmont Natural Gas Company in Charlotte, N.C.
Cocklin’s legal practice primarily focused on energy, utility, rate and regulatory matters, and he has previously served in the capacity of general counsel as well as other executive management positions for interstate natural gas pipeline companies.
Cocklin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State University and a law degree from Washburn University.
Peter brings to BMC a strong background in leading multinational businesses. Over the course of his successful career in technology and services, he has led teams to create a shared vision and make strategic decisions while driving operational excellence.
Prior to joining BMC, Peter was president and CEO of Polycom, a global $1.2 billion collaboration business serving the enterprise market. Previously, he was president of industry and field operations at NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. At Motorola, Inc., Peter was corporate vice president and general manager of the enterprise business in North America, Latin America and EMEA.
Earlier in his career, Peter held executive sales leadership positions at Symbol Technologies, Cisco Systems and Tektronix, Inc.
Peter is a graduate of Lehigh University and a member of the board of directors for HD Supply, Inc.
Wyman is a 30-year veteran in the hospitality and restaurant industries. Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer in January 2013, Wyman held key leadership roles at Brinker, including President of Maggiano’s, Brinker’s Chief Marketing Officer and President of Chili’s. Before joining Brinker, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for NBC’s Universal Parks & Resorts and held numerous senior level positions during his 17-year tenure with Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Wyman earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master’s of Business Administration from Brigham Young University. Outside the office, he is active in his church where he is passionate about teaching and mentoring the youth. He is also an avid triathlete and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Prior to joining the management team in February 2009, he served on the board of directors of Buckeye GP from October 2007 until February 2009. From June 2004 through June 2007, Mr. Smith served as Managing Director of Engage Investments, L.P., a private company established to provide consulting services to, and to make equity investments in, energy‑related businesses.
Mr. Smith was Executive Vice President of El Paso Corporation and President of El Paso Merchant Energy Group, a division of El Paso Corporation, from August 2000 until May 2003, and a private investor from May 2003 to June 2004.
Prior to Calpine, Mr. Hill was with NRG Energy from 2006 to 2008, serving as President of NRG Texas in 2007- 2008. Prior to NRG, Mr. Hill was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Texas Genco LP from 2005 to 2006.
From 1995 to 2005, he was with Boston Consulting Group Inc., where he rose to Partner and Managing Director and led the North American energy practice, serving companies in the power and gas sector with a focus on commercial and strategic issues. Mr. Hill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University magna cum laude and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College, where he was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar.
Under Rohr’s leadership, Celanese has delivered record earnings growth and aligned around two complementary business cores to create continued value for its customers. He has fostered a deeper commitment to corporate social responsibility and volunteerism by establishing the Celanese Foundation, an employee-led effort dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world.
Prior to Celanese, Rohr was executive chairman and director of Albemarle Corporation. During his 11 years with Albemarle, he held various executive positions, including chairman and CEO. Earlier in his career, Rohr held executive leadership roles with companies including Occidental Chemical Corporation and Dow Chemical.
Rohr serves on the board of directors of Ashland, Inc. In 2016, he also served as chairman of the American Chemistry Council’s Executive Committee and chairman of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).
Rohr earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and chemical engineering from Mississippi State University and serves on the advisory board for the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Rohr is active in a number of philanthropic areas with a focus on education. He is dedicated to organizations that strive to improve student achievement through educational support. He serves as board chair for City Year Dallas and on the board of the Commit! Partnership. With a passion for creating a culture of volunteerism, Rohr was named 2016-2017 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Campaign Chairman. Rohr is also an active supporter of the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) and the Emerge Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that supports the needs of families facing communication, behavior and developmental issues.
Prior to his current role, Prochazka served in several other roles, including chief operating officer with responsibility for all business units and several key functions, division president of Houston Electric and as senior division vice president of Gas Operations. In these roles he had broad responsibility for operating and financial performance of each respective group.
Prochazka has also served as division vice president for Customer Services and Support Operations overseeing provision of services common to the business units – such as call centers, credit & collections, billing, fleet management and other services. Additionally, he has held roles as division vice president for Houston Gas Operations and as executive director of the Corporate Strategic Planning group.
Before joining CenterPoint, Prochazka worked for Dow Chemical from January 1989 to October 2001 where he held roles in sales, purchasing, product management, asset management, supply chain management, strategy development and new business development.
Prochazka is a past chairman of the Southeastern Electric Exchange as well as the Texas Gas Association. He is a prior board member of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Prochazka is active today as Chairman of Gridwise Alliance (GWA), an executive committee board member of Junior Achievement of South East Texas (JASET), the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) and Central Houston Inc. He is a board member of the United Way of Houston, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the American Gas Association (AGA).
Prochazka is married with 4 children and teaches youth Sunday school at his church.
Prochazka is a graduate of University of Texas, Austin where he received a BS in Chemical Engineering.
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He is a founding member of Pilot Group, LLC, a New York private investment firm, and is a dedicated philanthropist, formerly serving as both Chairman of New York’s Public Theater and Chairman of the poverty-fighting Robin Hood Foundation, where he is still on the board; he is also on the boards of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Alliance for Lupus Research. Pittman’s history in radio began at age 15 when he worked as an on-air announcer in his native Mississippi; he went on to successfully program a number of radio stations, including WNBC in New York.
Among other recognitions, he was named to the Advertising Hall of Fame and inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame; named one of Advertising Age’s “10 Marketers Who Changed American Culture” and “50 Pioneers and Visionaries of TV;” received the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award and a Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) Award; and was named one of LIFE Magazine’s “Five Original Thinkers of the ’80s.”
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Tim was appointed to the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in 2017. Tim also serves on the Board of Governors for Midland Memorial Foundation, as well as the Board of Directors of the Midland College Foundation and Scharbauer Foundation.
Ryan is a petroleum engineer with 32 years of oil and natural gas industry experience in senior management and technical positions with ConocoPhillips, predecessor Phillips Petroleum and various divisions of ARCO. His past ConocoPhillips executive assignments included responsibility for international exploration and production, regional responsibility at various times for Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America, and responsibility for technology, major projects, downstream strategy, integration and specialty functions.
Externally, Ryan serves as 2016-2017 chairman of the American Petroleum Institute. He is also an advocate for charities benefiting youth through his service on the board of Spindletop International, and a member of the board of directors for the Montana Tech Foundation, and the advisory council of the University of Texas Energy Institute.
Ryan is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech in Butte in 1984.
He joined the company in 2006 as president and chief operating officer of its newly formed Bottling Group division following the acquisition of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, where he had served as president and CEO. In October 2007, he became president and CEO and led the spinoff the following May from Cadbury Schweppes plc.
Larry played a central role in helping create a new business model for a fully integrated beverage company. By integrating brand ownership and marketing with bottling and distribution operations, the company is able to build its leading brands with a reliable, sustainable and secure route to market.
In his nearly 40-year career in the industry, Larry has produced and sold virtually every type of beverage in the Americas and across Europe and Russia. He previously served more than 25 years in the Pepsi system, most recently with PepsiAmericas and before that with Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers, where he began on a route truck and worked his way to president and chief operating officer.
Since 2016, Larry has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the world’s 30 best CEOs. He received the Beverage Forum Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, was named Executive of the Year by Beverage Industry magazine in 2010 and was inducted into the Beverage World Soft Drink Hall of Fame in 2008.
From 2008 to 2010, he served as chairman of the board of the American Beverage Association. He and his wife, Colette, live in Dallas and are both natives of Springfield, Missouri.
Mr. Scozzafava served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Furniture Brands International, Inc. from May 2008 to November 2013 and as its Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – designate from June 2007 to January 2008. Prior to that, he was employed at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, where he held several positions, including serving as Vice President – Worldwide Commercial Operations from March 2006 to June 2007, and as Vice President & Managing Director – North America/Pacific from January 2004 to March 2006. Prior to joining Wrigley, Mr. Scozzafava served in sales, marketing and merchandising positions at Campbell Soup Company, Clorox Company, and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Scozzafava also serves on the Board of Directors of Stage Stores, Inc., where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.
Mr. Scozzafava has significant experience in operations, sales and marketing. His three decades of experience and success in the consumer packaged goods sector and his role as our Chief Executive Officer provide our Board with invaluable insight regarding the Company’s operations and industry.
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He was previously Executive Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of El Paso Corporation and President of our predecessor, EP Energy Corporation (El Paso Exploration & Production Company), since November 2006. Mr. Smolik was President of ConocoPhillips Canada from April 2006 to October 2006.
Prior to the Burlington Resources merger with ConocoPhillips, he was President of Burlington Resources Canada from September 2004 to March 2006. From 1990 to 2004, Mr. Smolik worked in various engineering and asset management capacities for Burlington Resources Inc., including the Chief Engineering role from 2000 to 2004.
He was a member of Burlington’s Executive Committee from 2001 to 2006. Mr. Smolik also serves on the boards of the American Exploration and Production Council and America’s Natural Gas Alliance. Mr. Smolik received his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
In 1992, Mr. Davis founded Ventana Natural Gas Company. After a merger and two years of operating as Comstock Natural Gas, Inc., a subsidiary of Comstock Resources, Inc., Mr. Davis led a management buyout of Comstock Natural Gas in 1996 to form Crosstex Energy Services.
Mr. Davis serves on the boards of Kirby Corp., Texas Christian University’s (TCU) Board of Trustees, TCU Energy Institute, and the TCU Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, as well as other civic and nonprofit boards. He is a member and former president of the Natural Gas and Electric Power Society, Dallas Wildcat Committee, and the Dallas Petroleum Club, as well as a member of the World Presidents’ Organization.
Mr. Davis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas Christian University.
She was also appointed Siemens Chief Executive Officer U.S., in January 2017. Ms. Marks is also Chair of the Siemens Foundation Board of Directors and leads the Board as they oversee the Siemens Foundation’s mission to ignite and sustain today’s STEM workforce and tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.
Previously, Ms. Marks was Executive Vice President, Global Solutions, a position she held since October 2015. Before joining the Dresser-Rand business, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. since May 2011. In this role, Ms. Marks led the growth and development of the Federal business working with all Siemens divisions delivering Siemens products, services, technologies, and solutions to all branches of the U.S. government.
Prior to joining Siemens, Ms. Marks has 27 years of experience in Operations, Business Development, Program Management, Systems Integration and profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities for Lockheed Martin and its predecessor companies (IBM Federal Systems Division and Loral Federal Systems), where she was President of two operating units: Transportation and Security Solutions in Rockville, Maryland; and Distribution Technologies in Owego, New York.
Ms. Marks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
He held roles of increasing responsibility before moving to GE Capital in 2001 and later served as the Managing Director of GE Equipment Services.
In 2007, he joined the GE Oil & Gas business in Florence, Italy, leading Service Operations and serving as its Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing leader. In 2010, he was promoted to a GE company officer and became a Vice President leading the Turbo Machinery Global Services business. Way is also an officer of certain Exterran majority-owned subsidiaries.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Woods joined Exxon Company International in 1992. During his career he held various senior domestic and international positions in ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and Exxon Company International. He also served as manager of ExxonMobil investor relations.
In 2012, he was appointed president of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company and a vice president of the corporation. In this role, Woods had primary responsibility for the company’s global refining, supply and transportation activities. In 2014, he was named a senior vice president of the corporation and became a member of its management committee.
Woods earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
At Cameron, Mr. Rowe served in a variety of progressive roles during his 14-year career, culminating as its President and CEO. Before joining Cameron in 2002, Rowe was with Varco International and previously served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Teague previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise GP from November 2010 to December 2015 and served as Executive Vice President of Enterprise GP from November 2010 until February 2013. He served as Executive Vice President of EPGP from November 1999 to November 2010 and additionally as a director from July 2008 to November 2010 and as Chief Operating Officer from September 2010 to November 2010.
In addition, he served as EPGP’s Chief Commercial Officer from July 2008 until September 2010. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of DEP GP from July 2008 to September 2011. He previously served as a director of DEP GP from July 2008 to May 2010 and as a director of Holdings GP from October 2009 to May 2010.
Mr. Teague joined Enterprise in connection with its purchase of certain midstream energy assets from affiliates of Shell Oil Company in 1999. From 1998 to 1999, he served as President of Tejas Natural Gas Liquids, LLC, then an affiliate of Shell. From 1997 to 1998, he was President of Marketing and Trading for MAPCO, Inc. Mr. Teague also serves on the board of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc.
George E. Sherman is the chief executive officer of GameStop. He was appointed to this role in April 2019.
George brings to GameStop more than 25 years of senior management experience serving in a variety of retail leadership roles for several major retail brands like Advance Auto Parts, Best Buy, Target and Home Depot.
Prior to joining GameStop, George served as CEO of Victra, the largest exclusive authorized retailer for Verizon Wireless products and services. Before this, he served as president and interim CEO for Advance Auto Parts where he was responsible for more than 4,000 stores, merchandising, marketing, IT, supply chain and commercial sales.
George also served as president of Best Buy Services, where he led consumer services, small- and medium-business capabilities, channel partnerships and Best Buy for business. Prior to Best Buy, he ran the operations and home services divisions of Home Depot and spent 14 years with the Target Corporation in various leadership roles.
He received his master’s degree from Central Michigan University and served as an officer in the United States Air Force for nearly seven years. George is an active community volunteer with veteran’s causes and currently serves on the board of directors of Building Homes for Heroes, which builds mortgage free homes catered to the unique needs of disabled veterans.
Leviathan (subsequently known as El Paso Energy Partners, L.P. and then GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P.) was a NYSE listed master limited partnership. As of February 10, 2017, Mr. Sims is a director of one other public company, WildHorse Resources Development Corporation. Mr. Sims has an established track record of developing strong companies and has led his companies through a period of substantial growth while increasing geographic and operational diversity. Mr. Sims provides leadership skills, executive management experience and significant knowledge of our business environment, which he has gained through his vast experience with other MLPs.
From July 1999 to September 2004, Mr. Hesterberg served as Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford of Europe, and from 1999 until 2005, he served on the supervisory board of Ford Werke AG. Mr. Hesterberg has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf States Toyota, an independent distributor of new Toyota vehicles, parts and accessories.
He has also held various senior sales, marketing, general management, and parts and service positions with Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A. and Nissan Europe, both of which are wholly-owned by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a global provider of automotive products and services. Mr. Hesterberg also serves on the Board of Directors, the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Stage Stores, Inc., a national retail clothing chain, on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, a local non-profit organization dedicated to building regional economic prosperity, and on the Board of Trustees of Davidson College.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hernandez served as general counsel for ArcelorMittal Americas, a major steel producer which is part of the ArcelorMittal steel group. Mr. Hernandez has also served as general counsel and secretary of International Steel Group (ISG), Inc. prior to its acquisition by Mittal Steel Company.
Before joining ISG, he served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Fleming Companies, Inc., in Dallas. From 1984 to 1999, Mr. Hernandez served in a number of different legal capacities including assistant general counsel for Armco Inc. a steel company, in Pittsburgh. Early in his career, he worked as a civil engineer with HNTB.
Mr. Hernandez holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and a juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.
He attended Rice University and the University of Houston prior to starting and operating several small companies. Mr. Sarvadi has served as President of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (“NAPEO”) and was a member of its Board of Directors for five years.
In 2001, Mr. Sarvadi was selected as the 2001 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® for service industries. In 2004, he received the Conn Family Distinguished New Venture Leader Award fom Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. In 2007, he was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Under Mr. Falk’s leadership, Kimberly-Clark’s total shareholder return has outperformed the S&P 500 and achieved sales of $19 billion in 2015. Kimberly-Clark has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in 35 countries.
Mr. Falk serves on the Boards of Lockheed Martin, Global Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst and the University of Wisconsin Foundation and as a National Governor of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He also chaired the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ 2013 fundraising campaign and continues to actively advance its mission.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Kean is responsible for developing and executing the company’s vision and strategy and allocating capital to Kinder Morgan business units in a disciplined manner. He also coordinates the company’s efforts to achieve operational excellence. Mr. Kean joined Kinder Morgan in 2002 and has held numerous senior management positions within the company, including Executive Vice President of Operations and President of Natural Gas Pipelines. He was named President of Kinder Morgan in 2013.
Mr. Kean has worked in the energy industry since 1985 in various commercial, operational and legal positions, primarily in the wholesale energy and pipeline sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a law degree from the University of Iowa.
Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates 84,000 miles of pipelines and 155 terminals. The company’s pipelines transport primarily natural gas, refined petroleum products, CO2 and crude oil and its terminals store, transfer and handle such products as gasoline, ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel.
Before joining LINN, Mr. Ellis served as President of the Lower 48 for ConocoPhillips. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he served as Senior Vice President of North American Production for Burlington Resources. He first joined Burlington Resources in 1985 and served in roles of increasing responsibility, including President of Burlington Resources Canada Ltd., Vice President and Chief Engineer, Vice President of the San Juan Division and Manager of Acquisitions. He began his career at The Superior Oil Company, where he served in several engineering positions in the onshore and offshore divisions.
Mr. Ellis holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He serves on the boards of the American Exploration & Production Council, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Houston Museum of Natural Science and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Ellis is a past board member of the National Petroleum Council, New Mexico Oil & Gas Association and previously served on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
With 27 years of industry experience, Bradie joined KBR from WorleyParsons Ltd., where he held the position of Group Managing Director – Operations and Delivery. In that role, he led the group’s global operations across over 40 countries in the hydrocarbons, mining and chemicals, power and infrastructure sectors. He joined WorleyParsons in 2001 and was previously Managing Director across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Prior to joining WorleyParsons, he held Managing Director and Country Manager roles with PT Kvaerner Indonesia and Kvaerner Philippines.
Bradie has a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aberdeen University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University.
From December 2004 to December 2007, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Halliburton Company, an international, oilfield services firm. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership roles within Halliburton. Mr. Lane received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1981 (cum laude). He also completed the Advanced Management Program (A.M.P.) at Harvard Business School in 2000.
Mr. Heminger is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. He is also chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the general partners of MPLX LP and Andeavor Logistics LP.
Mr. Heminger joined Marathon in 1975. His more than 40 years with Marathon include experience in a variety of groups and functions. In addition to five years in various financial and administrative roles, he spent three years in London, United Kingdom, as audit supervisor of the Brae Project. He worked with Emro Marketing, the predecessor of Speedway, for eight years in several marketing and commercial roles. In 1991, Mr. Heminger was named vice president of Emro Marketing’s Western Division. From 1995 to 1996, he served as president of Marathon Pipe Line Company. He assumed the position of manager, Business Development and Joint Interest of Marathon Oil Company in November 1996. Mr. Heminger was named vice president of Business Development for Marathon Ashland Petroleum1 upon its formation in January 1998, and was named senior vice president, Business Development in 1999. In January 2001, he was named executive vice president, Supply, Transportation and Marketing. Mr. Heminger was appointed president of Marathon Petroleum Company LLC2, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon, in September 2001. In addition, he was named executive vice president – Downstream of Marathon Oil Corporation and served as a member of Marathon’s Executive Committee. He was named president and chief executive officer of Marathon Petroleum Corporation on July 1, 2011, and chairman of the board in 2016.
Mr. Heminger earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tiffin University in 1976 while already employed by Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton, Ohio, in 1982. He is a graduate of the Wharton School Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Heminger is past-chairman of the board of trustees of Tiffin University. He serves on the boards of directors and executive committees of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Fuel & Petrochemicals Manufacturers Association (AFPM). He also serves on the boards of directors of Fifth Third Bancorp and PPG Industries, Inc. Mr. Heminger is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University and a member of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Boothby was responsible for leading Newfield’s early development of the Woodford Shale Play in southeastern Oklahoma and other resource plays that have driven this region’s significant growth. From 1999 – 2001, Boothby was Managing Director – Newfield Exploration Australia Ltd. (divested in 2003) and managed the Company’s operations in the Timor Sea, from Perth, Australia. Prior to joining Newfield in 1999, Boothby worked for Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company.
Boothby serves on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute and is Chair of the Market Development Committee. He is a member of the Board and past Chairman of the American Exploration & Production Council and a member of the National Petroleum Council. He is a past board member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board.
In 2015, Boothby received the prestigious Chief Roughneck Award, honoring an individual whose lifetime achievements represent the highest ideals of the industry. He also is a member of the Louisiana State University Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Committee and Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He holds a degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.
Before joining Noble Energy in 2002, Mr. Stover served as BP’s Vice President and Business Unit Leader for the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and held various onshore and offshore management positions at Vastar Resources. Earlier in his career, he held a number of engineering, operations and management positions at ARCO Oil and Gas Company.
Active in industry and community organizations, Mr. Stover serves on the board of directors and executive committees of the American Petroleum Institute and Junior Achievement in Houston. He also serves as Chairman of Spindletop Charities and is a member of the Business Roundtable, National Petroleum Council and All American Wildcatters Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Qualifications: Ms. Hollub, as President and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for all operations, the financial management of the company and for creating and implementing the company’s strategy. As President and Chief Operating Officer, she managed Occidental’s worldwide oil and gas operations, as well as the company’s chemicals and midstream operations. Ms. Hollub brings to the Board over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having previously held a variety of management and technical responsibilities on three continents. During that time, Ms. Hollub has been instrumental in efficiently and profitably growing Occidental’s oil and gas business. Her extensive operational and leadership experience brings valuable perspective to the Board.
From May 2000 until May 2006, Mrs. Taylor was the Senior Vice President—Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From August 1999 to May 2000, Mrs. Taylor was the Chief Financial Officer of L.E. Simmons & Associates, Incorporated. Mrs. Taylor served as the Vice President—Controller of Cliffs Drilling Company from July 1992 to August 1999 and held various management positions with Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm, from January 1984 to July 1992. She received a B.B.A. degree from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mrs. Taylor is currently a director of Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW), a global provider of vessels serving the offshore energy industry and is Chairman of the Tidewater finance committee and a member of its audit committee. She also serves on the board of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), a global telecommunications and entertainment company, and is a member of its public policy and corporate reputation committee in addition to its audit committee.
From April 2012 through September 2012, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Patterson-UTI. From May 2010 through March 2012, Mr. Hendricks served as President of Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements, a division of Schlumberger. Prior to that date, Mr. Hendricks worked for Schlumberger in various worldwide locations and capacities since 1988, including serving in numerous executive positions since 2003.
Mr. Hendricks holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Scott D. Sheffield is an energy industry leader who played significant roles in the American shale revolution and lifting of the U.S. crude oil export ban. He currently serves as President and CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, the company he helped found in 1997 and grew into what is today the second-largest crude producer in Texas.
The son of an ARCO executive, Sheffield attended high school in Tehran, Iran. After graduating from the University of Texas, he began his career as a reservoir engineer with Amoco Production Co. In 1979, Sheffield became the fifth employee of Parker & Parsley Petroleum Co. in Midland, Texas. By 1985, he was CEO of Parker & Parsley and became its chairman in 1991.
Under Sheffield’s leadership, Parker & Parsley merged with MESA, Inc. in 1997 to form Pioneer Natural Resources Co. He became the company’s founding CEO and assumed the position of chairman of the board in August 1999. Sheffield retired from the company in 2016, but he returned as President and CEO in 2019 and continues to serve on the board.
Sheffield also serves as a director of The Williams Companies, Inc., a provider of large-scale infrastructure for natural gas and natural gas products, on the advisory board of the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and on the Energy Council of CSL Capital Management, LLC, a private equity firm.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Association recently honored Sheffield as the recipient of its prestigious Top Hand award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership within the oil and gas industry and the Permian Basin community.
He is also a 2013 inductee into the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Hall of Fame, memorializing those whose achievements and outstanding contributions to the industry helped build the Permian Basin. Sheffield also received the Texas Oil & Gas Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the ADL’s Henry Cohn Humanitarian Award in Dallas, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Hope Award in Midland and the Frank Pitts Award for Energy Leadership from SMU.
Sheffield is a distinguished graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering.
Previously, Garland had served as senior vice president, Exploration and Production, Americas, for ConocoPhillips since 2010. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, Garland was president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, which is now a joint venture between Phillips 66 and Chevron. Before his election to that position, Garland served Chevron Phillips as senior vice president, Planning & Specialty Chemicals. His prior experience includes serving as general manager of Qatar/Middle East for Phillips, a position he assumed in 1997. From 1995 to 1997, he served as general manager of natural gas liquids after serving as manager of planning and development in planning and technology. From 1992 to 1994, he was manager of the K-Resin® business unit.
Garland began his career with Phillips in 1980 as a project engineer for the Plastics Technical Center. He later worked as a sales engineer for Phillips’ plastics resins, business service manager for advanced materials, business development director, and olefins manager for chemicals.
He serves on the Board of Directors for DCP Midstream, the Board of Amgen, the Board of the National Petroleum Council, the Board and Executive Committee of the American Petroleum Institute, the Board and the Executive Committee of Junior Achievement for Southeast Texas, the Board for The Greater Houston Partnership and as a member of the Engineering Advisory Board for Texas A&M University.
Garland received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1980.
Sean was promoted to president and CEO in December 2016, bringing his wealth of travel industry knowledge and experience using technology to drive business success to the Sabre C-suite. As both a former customer of Sabre and now its chief executive, Sean is well-equipped to help Sabre’s travel industry customers leverage technology solutions to operate more efficiently, deliver better customer service, and drive more revenue and personalized customer experiences using enhanced data and analytics.
Sean joined Sabre in 2015 as executive vice president, Sabre and president of Sabre Travel Network. As Sabre’s largest line of business, Travel Network processes US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting airlines, hotels, rental car companies, cruise lines, destinations and travel services to more than 425,000 travel agents and corporate travel managers worldwide. Under his leadership, Sabre Travel Network won major new business opportunities, increased global market share, secured Sabre’s position as the leading global distribution system in three of its four major operating regions (North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific), and led innovation to enable the sale of more customized fares and ancillary products that characterize the changing travel industry landscape.
His career in the airline business spanned more than 20 years in executive leadership roles. The former CEO at Frontier Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines also held senior level marketing, operations, customer experience, strategy, planning, sales, distribution and revenue management roles most notably with Air Canada and Hawaiian Airlines. Sean also served as executive vice president of resources at IHS Inc., a global information technology company.
Outside of work, Sean enjoys participating in marathons, ultra-marathons, cycling and snow skiing and spending time with his wife and three boys. He earned his MBA from the University of Denver and a dual Bachelor of Science degree in economics and aviation from Ohio State University.
He served as President of the Oil and Gas Division from October 2009 to May 2011 and as President of North Houston Pole Line, L.P., an electric and natural gas specialty contractor and subsidiary of Quanta, from 2001 until September 2009. He is currently a director of the Southwest Line Chapter of NECA. Mr. Austin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management degree.
The Board believes Mr. Austin’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his significant contributions to Quanta in strategy and operational and safety leadership, including as our Chief Operating Officer, as well as his extensive technical expertise and knowledge of the industries Quanta serves.
Mr. Austin also brings extensive knowledge of all aspects of the Company’s operations as a result of his service as Chief Executive Officer.
In July 2002, Mr. Ryan returned to the United States where he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of SCI. Before joining SCI, Mr. Ryan was a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP for eight years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Ryan serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Houston. Mr. Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Greater Houston Community Foundation Governing Council, the Board of Directors of Genesys Works and the University of Texas McCombs Business School Advisory Council.
Mr. Ryan is a member of the Board of Trust Managers of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) and serves as director of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK).
Gary is a 30-year Southwest veteran who began his career at Southwest Airlines as Controller, moving up to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance, then Executive Vice President and CFO, before being promoted to CEO and Vice Chairman in July 2004. Gary assumed the roles of Chairman and President in 2008. In January 2017, Gary relinquished the title of President. Prior to joining Southwest Airlines in 1986, Gary was a CPA for Arthur Young & Company in Dallas and Controller for Systems Center, Inc.
Southwest Airlines is celebrating 44 years of consecutive profitability and was named “Airline of the Year” by Air Transport World in 2015 and named one of the Top 20 America’s Best Employers of 2016 by Forbes. The nation’s leading low-cost carrier has consistently received the lowest ratio of Customer Complaints to the Department of Transportation (DOT) since they began tracking Customer Satisfaction.
Gary’s biggest source of pride is the fact that Southwest Airlines has never had a single layoff in the airline’s 46-year history. Gary has pioneered the airline’s transformation through several key initiatives, including the acquisition of AirTran Airways, the repeal of the Wright Amendment, and the launch of international destinations for the first time in Southwest’s history—all while staying true to the Company’s core values and People-centric Culture.
Gary has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years, most recently as a 2017 Junior Achievement Dallas Business Hall of Fame Laureate inductee; 2016 inductee into the Texas Business Hall of Fame; and he is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Tony Jannus Award. Gary was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the Top 20 People in Business in 2014; was twice named D CEO Magazine’s CEO of the Year; he’s been named one of the best CEOs in America by Institutional Investor magazine three times; and Gary was selected as Dallas Business Journal’s CEO of the year for 2011. In 2010, Gary was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas at Austin, and in 2013, Gary was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame at the University of Texas at Austin. Gary received the 2013 Father of the Year Award; and Gary was the recipient of the 2013 McLane Leadership in Business Award at Texas A&M University.
Gary is a lifelong Texan and received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. As a proud alumnus, Gary has served the University in a number of capacities, including on the McCombs School Advisory Council. Gary is a Certified Public Accountant and serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln National Corporation and Airlines for America, the airline industry advocacy group (serving as Chairman from 2012 – 2014). Gary is a current member of the Business Council and the Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees. Gary previously served on the President’s Job Council.
Mr. Way currently is President and Chief Executive Officer Southwestern Energy, having been named Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. From December 2014 to January 2016, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Way joined Southwestern as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2011.
Prior to Southwestern, he was Senior Vice President – Americas of BG Group plc with responsibility for E&P, Midstream, LNG and global shipping operations in the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Bolivia, Canada and Argentina. From 1981 until 2007, he held various senior technical and leadership positions at ConocoPhillips in the U.S. and globally.
In this capacity, Mr. Brickman led the company’s international consumer business in all operations outside of North America and Western Europe. Prior to that role, Mr. Brinkman served as President of Kimberly-Clark Professional from August 2010 to May 2012. Mr. Brickman joined Kimberly-Clark in 2008 as Chief Strategy Officer and has played a key role in the development and implementation of the company’s strategic plans and processes to enhance Kimberly-Clark’s enterprise growth initiatives.
Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Brickman was a Principal in McKinsey & Company’s Dallas, Texas, office and a leader in the firm’s consumer packaged goods and operations practices. Before joining McKinsey, Mr. Brickman was President and CEO of Whitlock Packaging (1998-2001), the largest non-carbonated beverage co-packing company in the United States. From 1994 through 1998 he was with Guinness/United Distillers, initially as Vice President of Strategic Planning for the Americas region and then as General Manager for Guinness Brewing Worldwide’s Latin America region.
Mr. Brickman was awarded an advanced bachelor’s degree in economics in 1986 from Occidental College in Los Angeles where he graduated with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude. – See more at: http://www.sallybeautyholdings.com/investor-relations/corporate-governance/management#sthash.AsgzypGl.dpuf
Mr. Owens holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from California Polytechnic State University and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. – See more at: http://www.sunocolp.com/about-the-partnership/senior-management/default.aspx#sthash.blSO2Mnx.dpuf
He was a consultant for the TRI predecessor company during 2003. Mr. Perkins was an independent consultant in the energy industry from 2002 through 2003 and was an active partner in an outdoor advertising firm during a portion of such time period. Mr. Perkins served as President and Chief Operating Officer for the Wholesale Businesses, Wholesale Group and Power Generation Group of Reliant Resources, Inc. and its parent/predecessor companies, from 1998 to 2002 and Vice President, Corporate Planning and Development, of Houston Industries from 1996 to 1998.
He served as Vice President, Business Development, of Coral from 1995 to 1996 and as Director, Business Development, of Tejas from 1994 to 1995. Prior to 1994, Mr. Perkins held various positions with the consulting firm of McKinsey & Company and with an exploration and production company.
Mr. Perkins graduated with honors from Texas A&M University and with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Previously, he was senior executive vice president for Stewart Information Services Corporation, Stewart Title Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Morris also served as the president of the former Stewart Professional Solutions Division, overseeing home office and back office functions including marketing, information technology, human resources, finance and accounting, the strategy and program management office, and audit/risk management for the Stewart companies.
Morris rejoined Stewart in May 2004 to serve as senior vice president of Planning and Development. Prior to rejoining Stewart, he served as director for a strategic litigation consulting firm, offering trial and settlement sciences and communications strategy.
Morris graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in organizational behavior and business policy, and received his MBA from the University of Texas with a concentration in finance.
Ron Rittenmeyer serves as executive chairman and chief executive officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation. He has been a director on the Tenet board since 2010, including serving as lead director before he became executive chairman.
He is the retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which was a leading global provider of information technology services, business process outsourcing and applications services with annual revenue of $29 billion.
Mr. Rittenmeyer’s experience includes senior leadership responsibilities across multiple industries. Before joining EDS in July 2005, he served as managing director of The Cypress Group, a private equity firm where he was responsible for all operating aspects of the company’s $3.5 billion investment portfolio.
He has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company that delivers timely, accurate and clinically actionable information to determine treatment decisions for patients. Mr. Rittenmeyer led the successful emergence from Chapter 11 to an ongoing business.
He is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Expert Global Solutions, a global BPO and credit recovery company, employing 40,000 people world-wide. He led the restructuring and subsequent sale of the credit recovery business, while rebuilding the CRM business to double-digit revenue and EBITDA growth. Previously, he served as chairman, chief executive officer and president of Safety-Kleen, Inc., the $1.5 billion hazardous and industrial waste management company, which he successfully led through Chapter 11 and into a successful reorganization.
Among his other leadership roles, Mr. Rittenmeyer was CEO and president of AmeriServe; chairman, CEO and president of RailTex, Inc.; president and COO of Ryder TRS, Inc., the truck rental company; president and COO of Merisel; and COO of Burlington Northern Railroad. Mr. Rittenmeyer was also with PepsiCo’s Frito Lay and PepsiCo’s foods international divisions for 20 years in senior management roles.
Mr. Rittenmeyer currently serves on the board of directors of IQVIA Holdings Inc. He is chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals Board of Directors, serves on the executive board of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, the foundation board for the Church of Incarnation in Dallas, and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 he was named to The National Association of Corporate Directors’ Directorship 100 list.
Mr. Rittenmeyer formerly served on the National Defense University Board of Visitors; as chairman of the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors; on the Business Council, and on the board of directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also formerly served on the boards of R.H. Donnelley Corporation (presently DexYP), Avaya Holdings and American International Group, Inc. (AIG).
He received his bachelor of science degree in commerce and economics from Wilkes University, and a master of business administration degree from Rockhurst University. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters from Wilkes University. He was also previously presented with a Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and received an honorary master of letters, strategic studies from the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA, where he served as chairman of the Board of Visitors for six years.
Prior to joining Tesoro in 2010, Mr. Goff worked for ConocoPhillips where he held a number of senior leadership positions including Senior Vice President Commercial; President Specialty Business and Business Development; President Lower 48, Gulf of Mexico and South America for Exploration and Production; President International Downstream (based in London, England); Chairman and Managing Director Conoco Limited (based in Warwick, England); Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Conoco JET Nordic (based in Stockholm, Sweden) and a number of positions in the company’s supply, trading and logistics operations. He has extensive international business experience across Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Mr. Goff serves as Chairman of the Board for the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and is a member of several other boards of directors, including PolyOne Corporation, the National Advisory Board for the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and the National Society for High School Scholars. He is a member of the Business Council and the San Antonio Economic Development Forum and a past member of the American Petroleum Institute’s Upstream and Downstream committees.
Mr. Goff holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah.
From April 2000 through April 2004, Templeton was chief operating officer of TI. He was executive vice president of the company and president of TI’s Semiconductor business from June 1996 through April 2004. In these roles, Templeton is credited with helping to define and execute TI’s strategy to focus on semiconductors for signal processing. Operationally, he guided the company during this transformation.
As CEO, he continues to reshape the company, focusing resources on growth opportunities in TI’s core businesses of Analog and Embedded Processing. His strategic actions include the major acquisition of National Semiconductor and the successful wind down of the company’s wireless operations, which enabled resources to be more fully focused on areas of long-term return. Templeton has led TI to become the global leader in analog integrated circuits, while still maintaining the company’s strengths in embedded systems and digital signal processing.
Throughout this process, he has maintained the company’s strategic investments in R&D and manufacturing, while expanding the size of the sales and applications engineering team to better serve TI customers. Within the manufacturing arena, he oversaw the opportune purchases of capacity and equipment that have positioned the company for future growth, while allowing its capital spending levels to decline compared with historical levels. Under his leadership, TI has emerged stronger, with better technological and product positions in both its core businesses.
Templeton joined the company in 1980 after earning a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Union College in New York. He spent his operational career in the company’s Semiconductor business, beginning in sales and eventually becoming president of the entire business.
He has been among the top-ranked CEOs in Institutional Investor’s Best Semiconductor CEOs in America for several years.
In addition to his TI duties, Templeton has focused much of his external energies on public issues and initiatives that advance the high-tech industry, technological innovation and education, particularly STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. Under his leadership, TI and the TI Foundation have invested $150 million over the last five years to strengthen global education programs, including K-12 STEM teaching and student achievement. In the U.S., these efforts are especially directed toward increasing skills among under-resourced communities and under-represented minority students and girls. The industry has taken note of Templeton’s commitment and passion in this area. In 2012, the Semiconductor Industry Association awarded him its highest honor, citing his service as a “vigorous advocate for STEM education and longtime champion of research and innovation.”
Templeton currently serves on the board of the Semiconductor Industry Association, and the board of trustees of Southern Methodist University and Southwestern Medical Foundation. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable. In addition, he has personally led the company’s United Way campaign for many years, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of donations to a variety of charitable organizations, and he served as chair of the 2012-2013 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas campaign.
Mr. Pferdehirt holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is on the board of directors of the American Heart Association.
Previously, he served as Valero’s President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2012. Prior to that, Gorder was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer beginning in January 2011, and led Valero’s European operations from its London office. Beginning in December 2005, he was Executive Vice President-Marketing and Supply.
Gorder has held several positions with Valero and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (UDS) with responsibilities for corporate development and marketing. He also is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Valero Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP), a midstream logistics master limited partnership formed by Valero in 2013. He also serves on the board of directors of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC).
Stuart Parker is chief executive officer of USAA, one of America’s leading financial services companies. The association has served military families since 1922 and is well known for exceptional service. USAA offers its nearly 13 million members insurance, banking and investment products as well as financial advice and planning to meet their financial needs. Headquartered in San Antonio, with offices throughout the United States and in Europe, the company owns or manages assets of more than $260 billion.
A proud USAA member since 1983, Parker joined the company as a financial planner in May 1998 and served as president of Financial Planning Services from 2004 to 2007. For the next five years, he led USAA’s Property and Casualty Insurance Group then served as CFO from 2012 to 2014. Parker was named COO in May 2014 and CEO-elect in August of that year. He has served as CEO since March 2015.
To support its mission, USAA is focused on helping members be financially secure. Military advocacy is a key issue under Parker’s leadership. The company is committed to giving 1 percent of its pre-tax income to charitable organizations, approximately $40 million in 2018, with 60 percent going to military causes. Recognized as one of the nation’s top companies, USAA ranks No. 100 on the FORTUNE 500See note® and No. 11 on Forbes America’s Best Large Employers list.
Before his civilian career, Parker served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 10 years until 1993. He entered the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Upon receiving his wings, he was selected as an instructor pilot for the T-38 Talon and became a wing flight examiner. He flew C-141s during Desert Shield, Desert Storm and as an instructor aircraft commander at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina. His final assignment was at the T-38 Pilot Instructor Training School on Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio. He held various staff positions at the Air Training Command’s headquarters.
Parker earned a degree in business administration from Valdosta State University in Georgia, and was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program. He has an MBA in finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERSee note™.
He serves on the board of directors of FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers, and CECP, a CEO-led coalition that helps companies focus on social responsibility. He is a member of Business Roundtable, an organization comprised of more than 200 CEOs who lead FORTUNESee note® 500 companies, and The Business Council, a peer advisory group of 200 CEOs at top companies. Parker also is an advisory trustee of Southwest Research Institute, which conducts research and development for government and industry.
Parker is a lifetime member of the Air Force Association, Air Force Sergeants Association, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Officers Association of America, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is married to Veronica, a former Air Force nurse, and they have one daughter, who serves in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Prior to joining Willbros, he filled successive roles starting as an Operations Manager and finishing as President of Aecon Lockerbie Construction Group, Inc., a construction and infrastructure development company, and its predecessor entities from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Fournier has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction service industries.
Mr Fournier started his career in the Offshore Gulf Coast pipeline construction and platform fabrication sector, relocating to Canada in the early 90’s. Much of his career since then has been spent in the Canadian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical sector where he has held a succession of project management and executive management roles with heavy industrial construction firms culminating in business unit president roles.
He has served on the Board of Directors for Construction Labour Relations – Alberta and on the Management Board of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (“NSERC”) Chair in Construction Management for the University of Alberta. He currently is a Director on the Board of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada. Mr. Fournier graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.
Before joining Waste Management, Fish held finance and revenue management positions at Westex, a Yellow-Roadway subsidiary; Trans World Airlines; and America West Airlines. He began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick.
With revenues of $74B and more than 140,000 team members, Dell Technologies is one of the world’s largest IT companies serving the needs of global corporations and governments to small businesses and consumers. The company’s unique structure allows innovative, fast-moving startups to co-exist with, and leverage, the global reach and trusted reputation of the large enterprise.
Michael’s story started when he founded Dell with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that “technology is about enabling human potential,” Michael’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. Known and admired for his astute business vision and bold moves, Michael took Dell private in 2013, setting the stage to architect the largest technology deal in history with the combination of Dell, EMC and VMware in 2016.
In 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, and in 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes. Michael is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. He is also a member of the Technology CEO Council, the U.S. Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He serves on the advisory board of Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China and on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India. He is a board member of Catalyst and also served as the United Nations Foundation’s first Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Thomas has also previously served as the General Manager of EOG’s Fort Worth, Texas, Midland, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas offices, where he was instrumental in EOG’s successful exploration, development and exploitation of various key resource plays. Mr. Thomas joined HNG Oil Company, a predecessor of EOG, in January 1979.
In addition, Mr. Thomas is a director of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (since 2015), a provider of oilfield services and equipment to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide, where he serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
Jack A. Fusco is a Director, and the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fusco has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2016 and as a director since June 2016. In addition, Mr. Fusco serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”) and the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (“Cheniere Partners”), a publicly traded limited partnership that is operating the Sabine Pass LNG terminal. Mr. Fusco is also a Manager, President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. and Chief Executive Officer of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC. Mr. Fusco received recognition as Best CEO in the electric industry by Institutional Investor in 2012 as ranked by all industry analysts and for Best Investor Relations by a CEO or Chairman among all mid-cap companies by IR Magazine in 2013.
Mr. Fusco served as Chief Executive Officer of Calpine Corporation (“Calpine”) from August 2008 to May 2014 and as Executive Chairman of Calpine from May 2014 through May 11, 2016. Mr. Fusco served as a member of the board of directors of Calpine from August 2008 until March 2018, when the sale of Calpine to an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners and a consortium of other investors was completed. Mr. Fusco was recruited by Calpine’s key shareholders in 2008, just as that company was emerging from bankruptcy. Calpine grew to become America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas, safely and reliably meeting the needs of an economy that demands cleaner, more fuel-efficient and dependable sources of electricity. As Chief Executive Officer of Calpine, Mr. Fusco managed a team of approximately 2,300 employees and led one of the largest purchasers of natural gas in America, a successful developer of new gas-fired power generation facilities and a company that prudently managed the inherent commodity trading and balance sheet risks associated with being a merchant power producer.
Mr. Fusco’s career of over 30 years in the energy industry began with his employment at Pacific Gas & Electric Company upon graduation from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. He joined Goldman Sachs 13 years later as a Vice President with responsibility for commodity trading and marketing of wholesale electricity, a role that led to the creation of Orion Power Holdings, an independent power producer that Mr. Fusco helped found with backing from Goldman Sachs, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998-2002. In 2004, he was asked to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Genco LLC by a group of private institutional investors, and successfully managed the transition of that business from a subsidiary of a regulated utility to a strong and profitable independent company, generating a more than 5-fold return for shareholders upon its merger with NRG in 2006.
Joey Chui Yung Wat (Chinese: 屈翠容; pinyin: Qū Cuìróng; born c. 1971) is a business executive and chief executive officer of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: YUMC). She has served as a member of Yum China’s board of directors since July 2017. Prior to that, she served as president and chief operating officer at Yum China. She also served as CEO of KFC China, managing director of A.S. Watson Group UK, and spent seven years in management consulting, including at McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong.
As of May 2018, she is one of only 25 female CEOs on the Fortune 500.
Wat was born in Fujian Province in China and moved to Hong Kong with her family at a young age. Wat received her bachelor’s degree from Hong Kong University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Wat started her career at A.T. Kearney as a consultant. After leaving A.T. Kearney, she was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong from 2000 to 2003.
She joined A.S. Watson Group UK in 2004, where she held a number of management and strategy positions until 2014, including as head of strategy for over 10 countries in Europe and managing director of A.S. Watson Group UK. In September 2014, she moved back to China and joined Yum China, where she first served as president of KFC China before being promoted to chief executive officer of KFC China in 2015. Wat then served as president and chief operating officer of Yum China and became a member of Yum China’s board of directors in 2017. Since March 1, 2018, she has served as Yum China’s chief executive officer.
Wat was ranked as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China” and as one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in China” by Fortune Chinese Edition in 2018 and 2017 respectively.
Prior to joining Vistra Energy, Morgan was an operating partner at Energy Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure. He joined the firm in 2015 and was involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities, with a particular emphasis on origination, diligence and portfolio company governance and oversight, across all of Energy Capital’s sectors of investments.
During his 35-year career, Morgan has held leadership responsibilities in nearly every major U.S. power market. Prior to joining Energy Capital, he served as the president and CEO of both EquiPower Resources Corp. and FirstLight Power Resources, Inc. He recently served as a director of Summit Midstream General Partner at Summit Midstream Partners. He has also held leadership positions at NRG Energy, Mirant Corporation, Reliant Energy and BP Amoco.
Morgan has served on the board of directors of the Electric Power Supply Association, the competitive power generation industry organization, and on the board of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia.
A certified public accountant, Morgan received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Illinois University and a master’s of business administration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Flexon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University. He serves on the Board of Westmoreland Coal Company and Genesys Works-Houston, an organization that transforms the lives of disadvantaged high school students through meaningful work experiences.
Curtis C. Farmer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank, where he is responsible for the Business Bank, Retail Bank, Wealth Management, Credit, Marketing, Technology and Operations. Farmer chairs Comerica’s Management Executive Committee and serves on the company’s Board of Directors.
Under Farmer’s direction, the Business Bank provides companies of all sizes with an array of credit and non-credit financial products and services. He leads more than 20 lines of business that provide comprehensive financial solutions to support the financial needs of Comerica’s commercial clients. These businesses include Middle Market and US Banking in addition to specialized businesses, such as Energy, Technology & Life Sciences, Entertainment, Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage Banking and Dealer Services, to name a few.
Farmer’s responsibility for the Retail Bank includes more than 430 Comerica banking centers across Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Texas, and advancing technology to provide customers with easier, more secure access. Additionally, he leads Comerica’s Wealth Management division – providing private banking, investment management and fiduciary advisory services to its Business Bank and Retail Bank clients.
Farmer joined Comerica as executive vice president of Wealth Management in 2008, from Wachovia Bank, where he spent 23 years, most recently serving as executive vice president and Wealth Management director. He was named Vice Chairman of Comerica’s Retail Bank and Wealth Management divisions in 2011, and was named President, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank in 2015, adding the Business Bank to his areas of responsibility. In 2018, Farmer’s responsibilities expanded to include Technology and Operations. In 2019, his responsibilities expanded again to include Credit. Farmer was named Chief Executive Officer and President on April 23, 2019.
Farmer holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, where he also earned his master’s degree in business administration.
Farmer’s board affiliations include Wake Forest University, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Circle 10 Council of the Boys Scouts of America, where he currently serves as President.
Jay has close to 25 years of experience in the mortgage servicing and originations industry. From 1988 to 1994, he worked with Arthur Andersen in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as an audit manager from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 2000, Jay held a variety of leadership roles at Bank of America and predecessor entities, where he managed the Asset Backed Securitization process for mortgage-related products, developed and implemented a secondary execution strategy and profitability plan and managed investment banking relationships, secondary marketing operations and investor relations. Additionally, Jay led the portfolio acquisition, pricing and modeling group at Bank of America.
Jay holds a B.A.A. in Accounting from Auburn University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.
Mr. Fogarty was appointed our President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2008. Prior to being appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fogarty served as our Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing from June 2005. Mr. Fogarty joined us from Invista, where he had served as President for Polymer and Resins since May 2004. For the 13 years prior to his most recent position with Invista, Mr. Fogarty held a variety of roles within the Koch Industries, Inc. family of companies, including KoSa. In January 2012, Mr. Fogarty joined the board of directors of P.H. Glatfelter Company. Mr. Fogarty also serves on the board of directors of the American Chemistry Council. Mr. Fogarty earned a B.S. degree in engineering from Dalhousie University, formerly known as the Technical University of Nova Scotia.