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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Craighead holds the International Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Fellow Award at Penn State and the 2010 C. Drew Stahl Distinguished Achievement Award at Penn State.
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.
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.
Since joining the company in 1985, Mr. Seaton has held numerous positions in both operations and sales globally. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Seaton served as Fluor’s chief operating officer. He has served as the senior group president over Energy & Chemicals, Government and Power Groups and was responsible for Fluor’s activities in China and the Middle East.
Active in a variety of professional and business organizations, Mr. Seaton serves on the board of directors of The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) and is a member of the Business Roundtable and the International Business Council. He is a board member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council. In 2011, he was appointed by the Secretary of Energy to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council. Effective January 1, 2017, Mr. Seaton began a two-year term as vice chair of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Board of Directors.
As chief executive officer, Mr. Seaton is committed to maintaining Fluor’s commitments in the areas of ethics and compliance, integrity and anti-corruption. He is an active leader and board member of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and member of the PACI Vanguard Steering Board. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is a recipient of the South Carolina State Guard’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Seaton holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and received an honorary doctoral degree in 2014. He completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business and Thunderbird University’s International Management Program.
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.
Ellison was an executive at Home Depot, in charge of the company’s U.S. stores, from 2002 until 2014 when he was hired by J. C. Penney. He worked for Target Corporation from 1997 until 2002, mostly in the company’s loss prevention department. Concurrently, he is an independent director of FedEx. He was previously an independent director of H&R Block.
During his time at Home Depot, Ellison helped oversee the chain’s turnaround. As CEO of J.C. Penney, Ellison helped the company make progress in recovering lost profitability and laid out a three year plan, starting in 2017, for growing sales.
Ellison was one of five African-American CEOs on the 2016 Fortune 500 list.
In February 2017, Ellison was part of a group of retail executives that met with President Donald Trump and legislators to discuss tax reform. Following the meeting, Ellison stated that he believed a border adjustment tax, as it was proposed in a House bill, would make it difficult for J.C. Penney to be profitable and would also negatively impact U.S. consumers.
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.
Prior to joining Marathon Oil, he served as vice president of engineering for ExxonMobil Development Company (a project design and execution company), where he was responsible for all global engineering staff engaged in major project concept selection, front-end design and engineering. He served as North Sea production manager and lead country manager for subsidiaries of ExxonMobil in Stavanger, Norway, from 2007 and 2010, and as acting vice president, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Tillman began his career in the oil and gas industry at Exxon Corporation in 1989 as a research engineer and has extensive operations management and leadership experience that has included assignments in Jakarta, Indonesia; Aberdeen, Scotland; Stavanger, Norway; Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Dallas and New Orleans.
He is a board member of the American Petroleum Institute, American Exploration & Production Council and the Greater Houston Partnership, a member of the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board and the Chemical and Engineering Advisory Councils of Texas A&M University. He is also a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Business Roundtable and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Tillman serves as a member of the Celebration of Reading Committee within the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. He also is a member of the advisory board and currently president of Spindletop Charities.
Mr. Tillman holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Auburn University.
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.
Dove joined Parker & Parsley in 1994 as vice president of business development and was promoted to senior vice president in 1996 where he served until the formation of Pioneer in 1997. With Pioneer, Dove held the position of executive vice president – business development until 2000 when he was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. In 2004, Dove was named the Company’s president and chief operating officer. Dove was elected to the board of directors in 2013. In 2017, he was named president and chief executive officer.
Prior to joining Parker & Parsley, Dove worked for Diamond Shamrock Corporation and a successor, Maxus Energy Corporation. Dove holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
With Dove’s leadership and guidance, Pioneer has become one of the most efficient operators among the U.S. shale resource companies. While playing an important part in Pioneer’s strategic vision, Dove led the teams who advanced horizontal drilling and completion technology into the Company’s core assets in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.
Dove currently serves on the Corporate Development Committee of MIT and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Foundation. He was also a member of the Dream Dallas Advisory Council for Habitat for Humanity. He previously served as a trustee for the KidLinks Foundation, as chairman of the Dallas Wildcat Committee and as president of the Dallas Petroleum Club board of directors.
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.
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).
After joining USAA in 1998, Parker led the development of USAA’s financial planning practice 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, frequently recognized as one of the nation’s leading insurers for customer service and advocacy. As chief financial officer from 2012 to 2014, he led an enterprise team focused on the continued growth of USAA’s financial strength. He was named to the newly created post of chief operating officer in May 2014 and became CEO-elect in August 2014.
Prior to his civilian career, Parker served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 10 years and flew combat missions during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He entered the EURO-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Upon receiving his wings, he was selected as an instructor pilot in the T-38 Talon and became a Wing Flight Examiner. He went on to fly the C-141 Starlifter 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 in San Antonio, Texas, where he held various staff positions at the Air Training Command’s headquarters.
Parker graduated with a degree in business administration from Valdosta State University in Georgia, where he was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force ROTC program. He later earned an MBA in finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification. He serves on the board of directors of FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers. He 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 U.S. Air Force nurse, and they have one daughter.
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.
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.
Babb joined Comerica in 1995 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He was named a vice chairman in 1999. He was named president and chief executive officer in January 2002, completed his service as chief financial officer in April of that year and added the title of chairman in October 2002. He completed his service as president on April 29, 2015.
Before joining Comerica, Babb served as vice chairman for Mercantile Bancorporation Inc. He joined Mercantile in 1978 as controller after seven years of service with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., where his last position was audit manager. He was named treasurer of Mercantile in 1979, chief financial officer in 1983 and vice chairman in 1987.
Babb holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Missouri.
Among his professional and community affiliations, Babb is a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Advisory Council. He also serves as a member of the Texas Instruments (TI) Board of Directors, and as a board member of The Clearing House and the Southwestern Medical Foundation. In addition, he is an advisory board member for the SMU Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.
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.
Paul brings broad experience to his new role, having spent over 35 years in the technology and telecommunications industries, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer of the Alcatel-Lucent Group, a telecommunications company, from 2008-2013, where he also served as Chief Operating Officer from 2012-2013. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Solectron Corporation, an electronics manufacturing services company, where he also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Solectron, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxtor Corporation, a manufacturer of computer hard disk drives, having served previously as Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Maxtor, he held management positions in finance and operations at IBM.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. John’s University and a master’s degree of business administration in finance, accounting and international business from Columbia University.