Stephenson earned a B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma.

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.

Ed Heffernan has been responsible for growing Alliance Data into an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company that has ranked in the top 1% of corporations in terms of shareholder return since he led its initial public offering in 2001. He joined Alliance Data in May 1998 as vice president of mergers and acquisitions, after holding similar positions with First Data and Citicorp, and in corporate finance with CS First Boston (now Credit Suisse). In 2000, he assumed the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Alliance Data.

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.

Doug Parker was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. He oversees American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its principal subsidiary company.

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.

Al Walker is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, later serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Anadarko, he worked in the oil and natural gas industry, investment and commercial banking, and as an institutional investor.

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).

JOHN J. CHRISTMANN IV, 50, was appointed the company’s chief executive officer and president, and joined the company’s board of directors effective Jan. 20, 2015.

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.

Kim R. Cocklin was named chief executive officer of Atmos Energy Corporation on October 1, 2015.

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 Leav was named president and chief executive officer of BMC Software, Inc., in December 2016.

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.

Martin Craighead is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated. Craighead joined Baker Hughes in 1986, and during his career with the company, he has had various technical and operational leadership responsibilities throughout the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, including three years as Group President of the Drilling and Evaluation business unit.

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 Roberts is Chief Executive Officer and President of Brinker International, Inc., serving in this capacity since January 2013. In this role, Wyman is responsible for driving the development of growth-oriented strategies for Brinker brands, Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy®, and overseeing global restaurant operations and expansion. He is a member of the Brinker Board of Directors and serves on the Board of SP+ Corporation.

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.

Clark C. Smith was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive officer of Buckeye GP LLC (“Buckeye GP”) in August 2014. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Buckeye GP from February 2012 to August 2014 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Buckeye GP from February 2009 to February 2012.

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.

Kim joined CST Brands, Inc. in January 2013 after more than 15 years of service with Valero Energy Corporation, where she served as its Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In October 2014, Kim was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of CrossAmerica GP LLC, the general partner of CrossAmerica Partners LP. Since 2011, Kim has served as a member of the Board of Directors of WPX Energy, Inc. Before coming to Valero, Kim specialized in mergers & acquisitions at Kelly Hart & Hallman, a Fort Worth, Texas-based law firm. Kim holds a B.A. in Spanish and in International Studies from Miami University (Ohio), an M.A. in International Relations from Baylor University, and a J.D. from the University of Texas School Of Law. Kim is a 2009 graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

Thad Hill became Calpine’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors in May 2014. Mr. Hill joined the company in September 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He became Chief Operating Officer in November 2010 and was named President in December 2012.

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.

Mark C. Rohr is chairman and chief executive officer of Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company based in Dallas, Texas. Celanese is a leader in the development and production of materials used in most major industrial and consumer applications. Rohr was named chairman and CEO in April 2012 after being a member of the company’s board of directors since 2007.

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.

Scott Prochazka is president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy, a recognized leader in delivering natural gas and electricity within the continental United States. CenterPoint Energy is a fortune 500 company with over $20B in assets, 5.5M customers across six states and owns the majority of Enable Midstream Partners. Prochazka has been with CenterPoint Energy since October 2001.

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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Bob Pittman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc., which includes iHeartMedia and Clear Channel Outdoor, where he is also Chairman and CEO. Pittman is the co-founder and programmer who led the team that created MTV and has been CEO of MTV Networks, AOL Networks, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises. He was also COO of America Online, Inc. and later of AOL Time Warner.

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 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 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 M. Lance has served as chairman and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent exploration and production company based on production and reserves, since 2012. He is also chairman of the Executive Committee for ConocoPhillips.

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.

Jay A. Brown was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2016. Mr. Brown was Crown Castle’s Chief Financial Officer from July 2008 to May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Brown served as Treasurer of Crown Castle from May 2004. Since joining Crown Castle in August 1999, he has served in a number of positions in corporate development and corporate finance. Prior to joining Crown Castle, Mr. Brown worked for a start-up health care company and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Brown holds a BBA from Baylor University.

Mark Zoradi has served as Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer since August 2015. Mr. Zoradi spent 30 years at The Walt Disney Company, most recently serving as the President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group. Prior to that, Mr. Zoradi served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility with The Walt Disney Company, including as the General Manager of Buena Vista Television and President of Buena Vista International with responsibility for the international theatrical and home entertainment marketing and distribution of Disney, Touchstone and Pixar films. Mr. Zoradi also served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Dick Cook Studios from January 2011 until July 2014 and the Chief Operating Officer of Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc., until January 2015.

As president and CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Larry Young leads a team of 20,000 passionate employees who make, market, sell and distribute more than 50 iconic beverage brands across North America and the Caribbean.
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 serves as Chief Executive Officer for Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF), a role he assumed in January 2017. Prior to being named CEO, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2015 and in that role oversaw the Commercial functions of Sales, Marketing, and R&D along with Operations & Procurement and Logistics. He joined Dean Foods in October 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

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.

Phil Rykhoek has been a director of Denbury since December 2010 and Chief Executive Officer since June 2009. Mr. Rykhoek joined the company in 1995 and served as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer from June 1995 until June 2009. In October 2011, Mr. Rykhoek became President of Denbury, a role he held through September 2016. Mr. Rykhoek led the effort to take Denbury public in the United States in 1995 and has been an integral part of senior management for the last 19 years. Before joining Denbury in June 1995, Mr. Rykhoek was co-founder and an executive officer of Petroleum Financial, Inc. (“PFI”), a private company formed in May 1991 to provide accounting, financial and management services on a contract basis to other entities. While at PFI, Mr. Rykhoek was also an officer of Amerac Energy Corporation, where he had been employed in various positions for eight years, last as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Rykhoek also served as a director of the general partner of Encore Energy Partners L.P. between August 2010 and December 2010 and of the general partner of Genesis Energy, L.P. between May 2002 and February 2010.

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David V. Auld is President and Chief Executive Officer of D.R. Horton, positions he has held since October 2014. Mr. Auld was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from November 2013 until October 2014. He was Region President overseeing the Company’s homebuilding operations in Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama from 2005 to 2013. From 1988 to 2005, Mr. Auld served as the Division President of the Company’s Orlando Division. Prior to 1988, he worked for Texas American Bank and General Dynamics. Mr. Auld graduated from Texas Tech University in 1978 with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.

Mr. Smolik has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of EP Energy Corporation since August 2013. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Managers of EPE Acquisition from May 2012 to August 2013.

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.

Barry Davis is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EnLink Midstream. Mr. Davis led EnLink Midstream’s predecessor, Crosstex Energy, from its founding in 1996 until its merger with Devon Midstream to create EnLink. During this time, the company completed the initial public offerings of Crosstex Energy, L.P. in 2002 and Crosstex Energy, Inc. in 2004. Under his leadership, EnLink has evolved into a significant service provider in the energy industry’s midstream business sector.

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.

Kelcy Warren is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer Partners, L. P. (ETP). Mr. Warren also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Energy Transfer Equity, L. P. (ETE). Prior to the combination of the operations of ETP and Heritage Propane in 2004, Mr. Warren co-founded the entities that acquired and operated the midstream assets that were contributed in the merger. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Warren served as a Director of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and from 1993 to 1996, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Cornerstone Natural Gas, Inc. Mr. Warren has more than 25 years of business experience in the energy industry.

Judith (Judy) Marks was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2017. From December 2016 to May 2017, she was Executive Vice President, New Equipment Solutions Worldwide, responsible for the New Equipment organization (Sales Management, Environmental and Industrial Solutions, Oil and Gas Client Services, Oil and Gas Sales, and Oil and Gas Growth Platforms, LNG) and sales and proposals for solutions offerings, including E-House and Modules (EHM).

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.

Andrew Way is President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Exterran Corporation. He also serves as President of Exterran Energy Solutions, L.P. Prior to joining Exterran in 2015, he was CEO of Drilling and Surface at GE Oil & Gas. Way started his GE career in 1996 in the supply chain and operations organizations of GE Aircraft Engines.

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.

Darren Woods, 51, was elected president of ExxonMobil and a member of the board of directors in January 2016.

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.

R. Scott Rowe, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2017. Prior to joining Flowserve, Mr. Rowe served as President of the Cameron Group, a position he assumed in April 2016 following the merger between Schlumberger and Cameron International Corporation, formerly a NYSE-listed leading provider of flow management equipment, systems and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.

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 has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2016 and has been a director of Enterprise GP since November 2010. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Capital Projects Committee.

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.

Paul Raines is chief executive officer of GameStop. He served as chief operating officer from September 2008 to June 2010. Prior to joining GameStop, Raines spent eight years with The Home Depot in various management positions in retail operations, including serving as executive vice president for U.S. Stores and president of the Southern Division of the Atlanta-based company. Raines was responsible for more than 2,000 stores and $70 billion in sales activity. He also has extensive international expertise covering Latin America, Asia and Europe. Prior to Home Depot, he spent four years in global sourcing for L.L. Bean and 10 years with Kurt Salmon Associates in their consumer products group. Raines currently sits on the Board of Directors for J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

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. 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.

Earl J. Hesterberg has served as Group 1’s President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director since April 2005. Prior to joining Group 1, Mr. Hesterberg had served as Group Vice President, North America Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford Motor Company, a global manufacturer and distributor of cars, trucks and automotive parts, since October 2004.

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.

David Seaton serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s leading and largest engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services companies. He became CEO and joined Fluor’s board of directors in February 2011, and was elected to the role of chairman of the board in February 2012.
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.

Mr. Damiris has served as Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2016. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from September 2014 to January 2016 and as Senior Vice President, Supply and Marketing from January 2008 until September 2014. Mr. Damiris has served as Chief Executive Officer of HLS since November 2016 and as President of HLS since February 2017. Mr. Damiris joined Holly Corporation in 2007 as Vice President, Corporate Development after an 18-year career with Koch Industries, where he was responsible for managing various refining, chemical, trading, and financial businesses.

Mr. Sarvadi, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Company and its subsidiaries, is a Class II director and has been a director since the Company’s inception in 1986. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 1989 and as President of the Company from 1989 until August 2003.

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.

Marvin Ellison is the CEO of J. C. Penney, and has been since August 2015. He joined the company in November 2014 and served as CEO-designee and president before taking over the role of CEO.

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.

DAVID J. LESAR, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2000; joined Halliburton Company Board in 2000. Former Director of Lyondell Chemical Company (2000-2007) and Agrium, Inc. (2010-2015).

A 33-year Kimberly-Clark veteran, Thomas J. Falk is the architect of the company’s Global Business Plan, which is positioning Kimberly-Clark to lead the world in essentials for a better life. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and Chairman of the Board in 2003.

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 President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Office of the Chairman of Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America.

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.

Mark E. Ellis is President and Chief Executive Officer of LINN Energy. Mr. Ellis has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He joined LINN in December 2006 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2007, President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010 and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2011.

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.

Stuart J. B. Bradie assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for KBR, Inc., on June 2, 2014. He leads KBR from its global headquarters in Houston, Texas, with additional responsibilities as Group President, Engineering & Construction (E&C).

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.

Mr. Lane has served as our president and chief executive officer (CEO) since September 2008. He has also served as a director of MRC Global Inc. since September 2008 and was the chairman of our Board from December 2009 to April 2016.

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.

Lee Tillman is president and chief executive officer of Marathon Oil Corporation and a member of the Marathon Oil Corporation Board of Directors. He joined the Company in August 2013.

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.

Mr. Carlotti was named Executive Vice President – Marketing of the Company, effective June 2014. Prior to joining Michaels, he served as Chief Executive Officer of The Cambridge Group (a growth strategy consultancy owned by The Nielsen Corporation, a global marketing research firm), beginning in October 2011 and as Executive Vice President, Global Practices and Consulting Services at Nielsen from June 2011 to October 2011. Prior to joining Nielsen, Mr. Carlotti served as Senior Partner at Prophet (a brand strategy consulting firm) from June 2010 to June 2011. Prior to joining Prophet, Mr. Carlotti served in various capacities at McKinsey & Company since 1990, including as Senior Partner from 2005 to June 2010. Mr. Carlotti is a board member of E&J Gallo Winery.

Todd M. Bluedorn became Chief Executive Officer and was elected a director of Lennox International Inc. in April 2007. He was appointed Chairman of the Board on May 10, 2012. Prior to joining Lennox, Mr. Bluedorn served in numerous senior management positions at United Technologies including President, Americas – Otis Elevator Company; President, North America – Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Carrier Corporation; and President, Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial. He began his professional career with McKinsey & Company in 1992. A graduate of West Point with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, Mr. Bluedorn served in the United States Army as a combat engineer officer and United States Army Ranger from 1985 to 1990. He received his MBA from the Harvard University School of Business in 1992. Mr. Bluedorn also serves on the Board of Directors of Eaton Corporation and Texas Instruments Incorporated, and on the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis.

Lee K. Boothby was named Chairman of Newfield Exploration Company in May 2010. He was previously named President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, Boothby served as Senior Vice President – Acquisitions and Business Development. From 2002 – 2007, he held the role of Vice President – Mid-Continent.

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.

David Bradley serves as President and CEO of Nexeo Solutions. Mr. Bradley oversees the strategic direction of Nexeo’s operations across the globe. His 20 years of industry experience includes multiple executive roles involving Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, business transformation, business process development, and operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville.

David (Dave) Stover is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Noble Energy, Inc. Mr. Stover brings to his role more than 35 years of oil and gas industry and operational leadership. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2015, CEO in October 2014 and elected to the board of directors in April 2014. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer.

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.

Clay Williams is the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of National Oilwell Varco (NOV). Previously, he served as NOV’s President and Chief Operating Officer and its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to its merger with National Oilwell, Clay served as Varco’s Chief Financial Officer. He also served as Vice President of finance, Vice President of corporate development, and Vice President of pipeline services for Varco and Tuboscope before the merger between the two companies. Before Tuboscope, he worked for SCF Partners and Shell Oil Company. Clay also currently serves as a director of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Clay has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Geological Engineering from Princeton University and holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas.

Vicki Hollub, 56, became President and Chief Executive Officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation in April 2016. She began her career with Occidental in 1981, has held a variety of management and technical positions with responsibilities on three continents, including roles in the United States, Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Most recently, Ms. Hollub served as Occidental’s President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s oil and gas, chemical and midstream operations. She previously served as Senior Executive Vice President, Occidental Petroleum Corporation and President, Oxy Oil and Gas, where she was responsible for operations in the U.S., the Middle East region and Latin America. Prior to that, Ms. Hollub held a variety of leadership positions, including: President, Oxy Oil and Gas, Americas; Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations, Oxy Oil and Gas; Executive Vice President, California Operations; and, President and General Manager of the company’s Permian Basin operations. She started her career at Cities Service, which was acquired by Occidental. Ms. Hollub serves on the board of the American Petroleum Institute and Khalifa University for Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. Ms. Hollub holds a B.S. in Mineral Engineering from the University of Alabama, and was inducted into the University of Alabama College of Engineering 2016 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.

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.

Cindy B. Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Oil States and is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. She has held these positions for 10 years since assuming the role in May 2007. From May 2006 until May 2007, Mrs. Taylor served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oil States.

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.

Mr. Hendricks is a nominee for election to the Patterson-UTI Board of Directors. Mr. Hendricks has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Patterson-UTI since October 2012.

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.

Brad Barron became Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of NuStar GP, LLC and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC in January 2014. Mr. Barron previously served as NuStar’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel where he provided legal counsel on all major transactions, assured compliance with securities laws, and provided legal counsel to the boards of directors and principal officers.

Tim Dove is president and chief executive officer of Pioneer Natural Resources. He is a member of Pioneer’s management committee and also serves on Pioneer’s board of directors.

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.

Mr. Armstrong has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of our general partner since July 2013 and as Chief Executive Officer of PAA’s general partner since PAA’s formation in 1998. He also served as Chairman of PAA’s general partner or former general partner from PAA’s formation in 1998 to November 2016. In addition, he was President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Plains Resources from 1992 to May 2001. He previously served Plains Resources as: President and Chief Operating Officer from October to December 1992; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June to October 1992; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1992; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1984 to 1991; Corporate Secretary from 1981 to 1988; and Treasurer from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Armstrong serves as Deputy Chairman for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and director of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Mr. Armstrong is also a member of the Advisory Board of Cox School’s Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University, The National Petroleum Council and the Foundation Board at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston.

Mr. King has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Primoris since August 1, 2015. Before assuming the CEO role, Mr. King was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Primoris since March 2014. Prior to joining Primoris, Mr. King spent several years at CB&I, most recently as President of Lummus Engineered Products. He has extensive E&C industry experience in energy-related projects, LNG, offshore, pipelines, refining, petrochemicals, gas processing, oil sands, synthesis gas and gas-to-liquids. Mr. King received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University, an MBA from the University of Texas, Tyler, and an Advanced Executive Management Degree from Insead University in Fontainebleau, France.

Greg Garland is chairman and CEO of Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. A chemical engineer, Garland has more than 30 years of industry experience in technical and executive leadership positions within the oil and natural gas and chemicals industries.

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.

Mr. Speese has served as our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since October 2001 and has served as one of our directors since 1990. Mr. Speese previously served as our Vice Chairman from September 1999 until March 2001. From 1990 until April 1999, Mr. Speese served as our President. Mr. Speese also served as our Chief Operating Officer from November 1994 until March 1999.

W.M. “Rusty” Rush has served as President of the Company since 1995 and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2006. He has overseen all day-to-day operations of the Company since 2001, when he was named the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. W.M. “Rusty” Rush served as Vice President and Executive Vice President of the Company from 1990 until November 1995 when he began his service as President of the Company. W.M. “Rusty” Rush was appointed Chairman of the Board in May 2013.

Sean Menke is president, CEO and a member of the board of directors for Sabre Corporation, the premier technology solutions provider to the global travel industry. He leads more than 10,000 colleagues across a global network of development, sales, operations and corporate teams that work in 65 countries. Sabre generates approximately US$3.4 billion in annual revenue.

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.

Earl C. (Duke) Austin, Jr. has served as a member of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2016 and as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2013. He previously served as President of the Electric Power Division and Oil and Gas Division from May 2011 to December 2012 and had responsibility for oversight of power and pipeline operations since January 2011.

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.

Mr. Ryan was elected Chairman of the Board of SCI effective in January 2016 and, previously, he had been appointed Chief Executive Officer in February 2005. He joined the Company in 1996 and served in a variety of financial management roles until November 2000, when he was asked to serve as Chief Executive Officer of European Operations based in Paris, France.

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 Kelly serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines. Under Gary’s leadership, Southwest has grown to become the nation’s largest airline in terms of originating domestic passengers carried and is a mainstay on Fortune magazine’s list of the most admired companies in the world, ranking eighth in 2017. In the same Fortune survey, Gary was recognized as one of the top five underrated CEOs.

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 has over 35 years’ experience in various leadership, technical, operational and commercial rolls in domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production and midstream businesses.

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.

Christian A. Brickman was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sally Beauty Holdings on February 1, 2015 as part of the Company’s executive succession plan. Prior to this position, Mr. Brickman was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sally Beauty Holdings from June 2014 to February 2015. Prior to his appointment to Sally Beauty Holdings, Mr. Brickman was the President of Kimberly-Clark International, which is the primary international division of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a NYSE listed company engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers, a role he held since May 2012.

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

Bob Owens is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco LP. He also has served as President and CEO of Sunoco, Inc. – an affiliate of Sunoco LP – since 2012 when Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. acquired Sunoco, Inc. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Marketing of Sunoco, Inc., where he was responsible for the retail network; all commercial supply and trading activities involving crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals; as well as wholesale marketing and transportation operations. Prior to joining Sunoco in 1997, Mr. Owens held executive positions at Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Amerada Hess Corporation and Mobil Oil Corporation.

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

Bill became CEO and a member of Sysco’s Board of Directors in 2009. He began his Sysco career in 1987 as Assistant Treasurer at Sysco’s corporate headquarters in Houston. He was promoted to Treasurer in 1991, and in 1993, was named a Vice President of the corporation, continuing in that role until 1994. He joined Sysco Syracuse in 1996 as CFO, progressed to Senior Vice President in 1998 and Executive Vice President in 2002. In 2004, Bill moved to Sysco Charlotte as President and CEO. He returned to Houston in 2007 and, subsequently, was named Executive Vice President and CFO of the corporation, a position he held for two years before being promoted to CEO. Bill served as Sysco’s President from 2009-2015. Bill also serves on the Board of Directors of Express Scripts, Inc., The Center for Houston’s Future and the Greater Houston Partnership.

Joe Bob Perkins has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of TRC, the General Partner of TRP and TRI since January 1, 2012. Mr. Perkins previously served as President of TRC between the date of its formation on October 27, 2005 and December 31, 2011, of the General Partner of TRP between October 2006 and December 31, 2011 and of TRI between February 2004 and December 31, 2011.

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.

Matt Morris serves as the chief executive officer of Stewart Information Services Corporation. As CEO, Morris focuses on enhancing growth and financial performance while preserving Stewart’s culture of integrity and service to customers.

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.

Mr. Fetter was named Tenet’s president in November 2002, and was appointed chief executive officer in September 2003 and chairman in May 2015. From March 2000 to November 2002, Mr. Fetter was chairman and chief executive officer of Broadlane, Inc. From October 1995 to February 2000, he served in several senior management positions at Tenet, including chief financial officer. Mr. Fetter began his career with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, where he concentrated on corporate finance and advisory services for the entertainment and healthcare industries. In 1988, he joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., where he had a broad range of corporate and operating responsibilities, rising to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Fetter holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the board of directors of one other public company, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Mr. Fetter also serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Harvard Business School, the Smithsonian National Board and the Dallas Citizens Council Board.

Gregory J. (Greg) Goff is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Tesoro Corporation. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Logistics GP, LLC.

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.

Rich Templeton is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments. He became chairman of the board in April 2008, and president and chief executive officer in May 2004. He has served on the company’s board of directors since July 2003.

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.

Douglas J. Pferdehirt is Chief Executive Officer of TechnipFMC. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of FMC Technologies, and prior to joining FMC Technologies in 2012, spent 26 years at Schlumberger Limited in a succession of executive leadership positions including: Vice President of Corporate Development and Communications, President of Schlumberger’s Reservoir Production Group, Vice President Investor Relations and Communications, President North and South America Schlumberger, and Vice President of Oilfield Services U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
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.

Joe Gorder is Valero’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. He was first elected to the board in February 2014. He became Valero’s Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2014, and Chairman on Dec. 31, 2014.

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).

Mr. Chao has been our President since May 1996 and a director since June 2003. Mr. Chao became our Chief Executive Officer in July 2004. Mr. Chao has over 40 years of global experience in the chemical industry. In 1985, Mr. Chao assisted his father T.T. Chao and his brother James Chao in founding Westlake, where he served as Executive Vice President until he succeeded James Chao as President. He has held positions in the Controller’s Group of Mobil Oil Corporation, in the Technical Department of Hercules Incorporated, in the Plastics Group of Gulf Oil Corporation and has served as Assistant to the Chairman of China General Plastics Group and Deputy Managing Director of a plastics fabrication business in Singapore. Mr. Chao is a trustee of Rice University. Mr. Chao received a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

John Mackey, co-founder of the Company, has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2017. He was Co-Chief Executive Officer from May 2010 to December 2016, was Chief Executive Officer from 1978 to May 2010 and was President from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Mackey has served as a director of the Company since 1978 and served as Chairman of the Board from 1978 through December 2009.

Stuart Parker is president and chief executive officer of USAA, one of America’s leading financial services providers. The organization has been serving military families since 1922 and has become well known for its exceptional service, offering its nearly 11 million members a comprehensive range of insurance, banking, investment products, financial advice and planning, and services designed to help them meet their financial needs. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with offices throughout the United States and Europe, USAA owns or manages assets of $213 billion.

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.

Ronald J. Mittelstaedt has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Waste Connections since its formation in 1997, and was elected Chairman in January 1998. Mr. Mittelstaedt also served as President of Waste Connections from its formation through August 2004. Mr. Mittelstaedt has more than 27 years of experience in the solid waste industry. Mr. Mittelstaedt serves as a director of SkyWest, Inc. Mr. Mittelstaedt holds a B.A. degree in Business Economics with a finance emphasis from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Michael J. Fournier has been Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the Company since December 2015, President of the Company since October 2014 and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since July 2014.Mr. Fournier joined Willbros in August 2011 as Chief Operating Officer of Canada operations and served as President of Canada operations from September 2012 to July 2014.

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.

Jim Fish, 54, has held several roles of increasing responsibility since he joined Waste Management in 2001. Prior to becoming CFO in 2012 and President and CFO in July 2016, he held several key positions with the Company, including Senior Vice President for the Company’s Eastern Group, Area Vice President for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Market Area General Manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Vice President of Price Management and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Fish earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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.

Michael Dell is chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies, a unique family of businesses encompassing Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware. Dell Technologies is an innovator and technology leader providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important information.

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. Steven J. Demetriou, also known as Steve, serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., since August 2015. Mr. Demetriou has been Director of CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., since December 15, 2017. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aleris Corporation from 2004 to 2015; Director from 2008 to 2014 and Non-Executive Chairman from 2011 to 2014 of Foster-Wheeler AG; Director of the OM Group from 2005 to 2015; and Director of Kraton Corporation from 2009 to 2017. He has been Director of FirstEnergy Corp. since January 2017.

Peter R. Huntsman is Chairman of the Board of our company since January 2018. Mr. Huntsman has served as a director of our company and affiliated companies since 1994. Mr. Huntsman is also our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his appointment in July 2000 as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Huntsman had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 1994. In 1987, after working for Olympus Oil since 1983, Mr. Huntsman joined Huntsman Polypropylene Corporation as Vice President before serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Huntsman has also served as Senior Vice President of Huntsman Chemical Corporation and as a Senior Vice President of Huntsman Packaging Corporation, a former subsidiary of our company. Additionally, Mr. Huntsman is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Venator Materials, a publicly traded subsidiary of Huntsman.

Mr. Jeff A. Stevens serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Western Refining Terminals, Inc., Giant Four Corners, Inc., Giant Stop-N-Go Of New Mexico, Inc., Western Refining Yorktown Holding Company, Western Refining GP, LLC and San Juan Refining Company. Mr. Stevens served as the Chief Executive Officer at Western Refining, Inc. from January 2010 to June 1, 2017. Mr. Stevens served as the President at Western Refining, Inc. since February 2009 until June 28, 2016. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Western Refining Logistics GP, LLC – General Partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP from July 2013 to June 1, 2017. He has over 24 years of oil industry and marketing experience. Mr. Stevens served as the Chief Operating Officer of Western Refining, Inc. from April 9, 2008 to January 2010, Executive Vice President since September 2005 and as Executive Vice President of one of its affiliates since 2000. Prior to joining Western, Mr. Stevens served as a Senior Vice President – Supply and Marketing from 1997 to 2000 at Giant Industries, Inc., or Giant. He served as the Vice President of Supply and Marketing for Phoenix Fuel from 1993 to 1997, when it was acquired by Giant. He has spent his entire career working in the refined product production and marketing industry. Mr. Stevens has been an Independent Director of Andeavor (Formerly, Tesoro Corporation) since June 1, 2016. He has been a Director of Tesoro Logistics GP LLC at Andeavor Logistics LP since June 1, 2017. He has been a Director of Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, a General Partner of Northern Tier Energy LP since November 12, 2013. He serves as a Director of Vomaris Innovations, Inc. He served as a Director of Western Refining Logistics GP, LLC from July 2013 to June 1, 2017. He served as a Director of Western Refining, Inc. from September 2005 to June 1, 2017. Mr. Stevens attended the University of Arizona.

Mr. Thomas was named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2014. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2013 through December 2013 and as President from September 2011 to July 2013. Mr. Thomas previously held other leadership positions at EOG, including Senior Executive Vice President, Exploitation and Senior Executive Vice President, Exploration. Mr. Thomas has been with EOG and its predecessor companies for over 37 years.

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.

Micky Pant has served as the Vice Chairman of the Board and Senior Advisor to the Company since March 2018. Mr. Pant served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company from October 2016 to February 2018 and as a member of our board of directors since October 2016. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the YUM China Division of YUM from August 2015 to October 2016. Commencing in 2006, Mr. Pant held a number of leadership positions at YUM, including the Chief Executive Officer of the KFC Division, CEO of YRI, President of Global Branding for YUM, President of YRI, Chief Marketing Officer of YUM, Global Chief Concept Officer for YUM and President of Taco Bell International. Before joining YUM, Mr. Pant built a foundation in marketing and international business with 15 years at Unilever in India and the U.K. and worked at PepsiCo, Inc. and Reebok International Limited. Since December 2014, Mr. Pant has served as an independent director on the board of Pinnacle Foods, Inc., where he also serves on the audit committee and the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Pant brings to our Board his vast knowledge of KFC and Pizza Hut best practices from around the globe and strategic, brand building expertise. In addition, Mr. Pant brings to our Board his corporate leadership knowledge and public company board experience.

Mr. Crow joined the Company in September 1999, and has held several roles of increasing responsibility, including his current role as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Crow became a director in 2017 and President and CEO on January 1, 2018. In 2009, Mr. Crow was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and in 2014 was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Builders FirstSource, he served in a variety of positions at Pier One Imports and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Crow received his B.B.A. degree from Texas Tech University.

Mr. Rubin was named our Chief Executive Officer in March 2013 and Chairman in April 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Rubin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. since September 2010, and served as Chief Operating Officer from April 2010 to September 2010. Prior to joining Ulta, he served as President of the North American Retail division of Office Depot, Inc. beginning in January 2006 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Merchandising Officer of Office Depot from 2004 to January 2006. Prior to joining Office Depot, Mr. Rubin spent six years at Accenture Consulting in senior leadership roles including Partner, where he advised clients and led engagements across retail formats and e-commerce businesses. Prior to that, Mr. Rubin held a number of senior merchandising and general management positions in the specialty retail and department store industry including with Federated Department Stores. Since December 2015, he has served as a member of the board of directors and of the Audit and Compensation Committees of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., a leading women’s clothing and accessories specialty retailer. Mr. Rubin holds a B.A. degree from Brandeis University.

Curtis A. “Curt” Morgan, president and chief executive officer: Since October 2016, Morgan has served as president and chief executive officer of Vistra Energy.

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. Wallace has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Company since 1999. Mr. Wallace joined the Company in 1975. During his long tenure with the Company, Mr. Wallace has consistently shown strong performance in a variety of roles, requiring a wide range of business and interpersonal skills. He has provided excellent leadership to the Company in his current positions, exhibiting sound judgment and business acumen.

Since 2011, Mr. Flexon has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynegy Inc. Prior to joining Dynegy, Mr. Flexon served as the Chief Financial Officer of UGI Corporation, a distributor and marketer of energy products and services. In 2009, he served as President and CEO of Foster Wheeler’s U.S. subsidiary and then Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler, a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier. Mr. Flexon served five years at NRG Energy, Inc. in various executive level positions including Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Flexon also has held key finance and accounting positions with Hercules, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Company.

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.

Ezra Uzi Yemin has served as the Chairman of our Board since December 2012, as our Chief Executive Officer since June 2004 and as our president and a director since April 2001. Mr. Yemin also served as our treasurer from April 2001 to November 2003 and as our secretary from May 2001 to August 2005. Mr. Yemin’s duties include the formulation of our policies and direction, oversight of executive officers, and overall responsibility for our operation and performance. Mr. Yemin has also served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Delek Logistics GP, LLC since April 2012.

Randall Stuewe has served as Darling Ingredient Inc.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 2003. He brings the company over 25 years of experience at various agriculture processing businesses. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Stuewe was Executive Vice President at ConAgra Foods, Inc. More recently he was President of Gilroy Foods. Prior to 1996, he spent twelve years in management, sales and trading positions at Cargill, Incorporated.

Mr. Ewert joined the Company in 1995 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since June 2011. Prior thereto he served the Company in various leadership roles, including General Merchandise Manager, Senior Vice President – Merchandising, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of K&G Men’s Company, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and President.

Ralph W. Babb Jr. is chairman and chief executive officer of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank. He also serves as a director of both organizations.

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.

Robert G. Phillips was appointed Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC in October 2010 and of Crestwood Equity GP LLC (formerly Inergy GP, LLC) and Crestwood Midstream GP LLC (formerly NRGM GP, LLC) in June 2013, which merged in 2015 to become Crestwood Equity Partners LP. Mr. Phillips was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P., and he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastex Energy, Inc. Mr. Phillips has previously served as a director and a member of the audit committee of Pride International, Inc. and as a director of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. He is currently serving on the board of directors of Bonavista Energy Corporation (TSX:BNP).

Jay Bray was appointed as a member of our board in 2012 and was elected as Chairman in July 2016. He has also served as our Chief Executive Officer since 2012, our President since June 2015 and as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2011 to February 2012. In addition, he has served as the President of Nationstar Mortgage LLC, since July 2011, as the Chief Executive Officer of Nationstar Mortgage LLC since October 2011, as the Chief Financial Officer of Nationstar Mortgage LLC from the time he joined Nationstar in May 2000 until September 2012, as a Manager of Nationstar Mortgage LLC since October 2011, and as a Director of another subsidiary, Nationstar Capital Corporation, since March 2010.

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 Tufano was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2016. He joined Benchmark’s Board of Directors in February 2016.

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.

Mr. Roderick A. Larson, also known as Rod, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc. since February 19, 2015 and May 5, 2017 respectively. Mr. Larson has been Program Manager for Formation Sampling and Testing at the Houston Technology Center since May 2009. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc. since May 2012 to August 2015 and also served as its Senior Vice President from May 2012 to February 2015. He has over 20 years of oilfield service business experience. He served as President of Latin America at Baker Hughes Incorporated since January 2011. He joined Baker Hughes Incorporated in 1990 as a field engineer for Baker Atlas and after progressing to General Field Engineer, he served as District Engineer and Customer Service Manager in Venezuela and as Deepwater Operations Manager for the Gulf of Mexico. He served as Vice President of Operations at the Gulf of Mexico Region. He has been a Director of Oceaneering International, Inc. since May 5, 2017. He has been an Independent Director at Newpark Resources, Inc. since March 2014. Mr. Larson holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from North Dakota State University and an M.B.A. degree from Rice University.

Mr. Workman was named Chief Executive Officer of DistributionNOW in early 2014. From 2001 through 2014, he was Group President of National Oilwell Varco’s Distribution Services business unit. From 1991 through 2000, Mr. Workman held various positions, including Vice President, General Manager of National Oilwell de Venezuela, Product Manager for the Industrial Pump Division (IPD), Sales Manager for the International Services Department, and Sales Representative in the Bryan, Texas branch location.

Mr. James became president and chief executive officer and joined the Board of Directors on May 1, 2017. He brings over 25 years of retail and consumer goods experience in the U.S., U.K. and China, including marketing, sales, brand management, customer data analytics, supply chain consolidation, digital/omni-channel transformation and implementation of consumer-facing initiatives. Prior to joining Pier 1 Imports, Mr. James was president of Sears Holdings’ Kmart division from August 2014 to March 2017. In that role he oversaw Kmart’s operations, merchandising mix, localization strategy, and that company’s strategic shift to a consumer-focused, digitally-enabled retailer. Prior to joining Sears Holdings, he served in various roles at Tesco PLC, a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, from June 2007 to August 2013, including commercial director of the global business unit, as well as executive vice president and commercial director of Tesco China. From June 2001 to June 2007, Mr. James served in various roles at GlaxoSmithKline PLC, a pharmaceutical company, including global marketing director for future brands. Prior to that, Mr. James spent his early career in international marketing and account management at PepsiCo.

Mr. Pate joined Par Pacific as a member of the Board of Directors in 2014 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Par Pacific in October 2015. Prior to joining Par Pacific as President and CEO, William Pate was the Co-President of Equity Group Investments, the Chicago-based private investment firm founded and led by Sam Zell, where he had been employed in various capacities since 1994. Mr. Pate has served as a director of Covanta Holding Corporation, a publicly held international owner/operator of energy-from-waste and power generation facilities, since 1999 and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Covanta from October 2004 through September 2005. Mr. Pate has previously served on the boards of directors of Exterran Holdings, Inc., Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals and CNA Surety Corp., as well as those of several private companies associated with Equity Group Investments. Mr. Pate began his professional career at The First Boston Corporation as a financial analyst in the natural resources mergers and acquisitions group. Subsequently, he was employed as an associate at The Blackstone Group where he worked on private equity investments and merger advisory assignments. Mr. Pate holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College.

Al Monaco was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 2012. He is also a member of the Enbridge Inc. Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed President of Enbridge Inc. in February 2012, Mr. Monaco served as President, Gas Pipelines, Green Energy & International with responsibility for the growth and operations of Enbridge’s gas pipelines, including the Gas Gathering & Processing operations in the United States, Enbridge’s Gulf Coast Offshore assets and the Company’s investments in Alliance, Vector and Aux Sable, as well as Enbridge’s International business development and investment activities and Green Energy. Mr. Monaco has more than 30 years experience in the energy business including the upstream oil and gas exploration, development and pipelines businesses. Since joining Enbridge in 1995, he has held positions including Executive Vice President, Major Projects & Green Energy, and as President, Enbridge Gas Distribution; Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Development; and Vice President, Financial Services and Treasurer for Enbridge’s U.S.-based master limited partnership.

Mr. Gary L. Coleman has been the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Torchmark Corporation since June 1, 2012 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 1999 until May 2012. Mr. Coleman served as the Principal Accounting Officer of Torchmark Corporation until February 20, 2007. He served as a Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Torchmark Corporation July 1994 to September 1999. He has been the Co-Chairman of the Board at Torchmark Corporation since May 1, 2014. He has been a Director of Torchmark Corp. since August 2012. He holds a B.B.A from the University of Texas.

Mr. Larry M. Hutchison has been the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Torchmark Corporation since June 1, 2012 and served as its Executive Vice President and General Counsel from September 1999 to May 2012. Mr. Hutchison served as Vice President and General Counsel of TTorchmark Corporation from April 1997 to September 1999. He has been the Co-Chairman of the Board at Torchmark Corporation since May 1, 2014. He has been a Director of Torchmark Corporation since August 01, 2012. Mr. Hutchison holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa and a J.D. from Drake University.

Mr. Kosta N. Kartsotis has been the Chairman of the Board at Fossil Group, Inc., (alternate name Fossil, Inc.) since May 2010 and its Chief Executive Officer since October 2000. Mr. Kartsotis served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Fossil, Inc. from December 1991 to October 2000. He joined Fossil, Inc. in 1988 and served as Vice President of Marketing until December 1991. Mr. Kartsotis has been a Director of Fossil, Inc. since 1990