Walter R. Arnheim* has served as an independent director of our general partner since 2009. From 2006 until 2009, he served as an independent director of the general partner of Magellan Midstream Holdings, L.P. (“MGG”), a former affiliate. From 2000 until 2002, he was Executive Director of the Washington National Opera and was previously employed by Mobil Corporation for 32 years in a number of positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Planning and Treasurer. He currently serves as President of Mozaik Investment, a private equity firm, and on the Board of Opera Lafayette. In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Arnheim served on the board of directors of Spinnaker Exploration until its acquisition by Norsk Hydro. Mr. Arnheim is qualified to serve on our general partner’s board of directors because of his extensive energy-related experience in finance and strategic planning.
Robert G. Croyle* has served as an independent director of our general partner since 2009. From 2006 until 2009, he served as an independent director of the general partner of MGG. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Administrative Officer of Rowan Companies, Inc., a major international offshore and land drilling contractor, from 2002 until 2006 and as Executive Vice President from 1993 to 2002. Prior to 1993, Mr. Croyle served as Vice President and General Counsel of Rowan Companies, Inc. He served as a director of Rowan Companies, Inc. from 2002 until 2013 and served as a director of Boots & Coots International Well Control, Inc. from 2007 until its acquisition by Halliburton in 2010. Mr. Croyle is qualified to serve on our general partner’s board of directors because of his knowledge of the energy industry and extensive management and legal experience.
Lori A. Gobillot* has served as an independent director of our general partner since June 15, 2016. Ms. Gobillot is a founding partner of InVista Advisors LLC, which offers project management and consulting services. From 2010 until 2012, she served as Vice President, Integration Management at United Airlines, Inc., where she managed the company’s merger integration planning and implementation efforts following the merger with Continental Airlines, Inc. Prior to the merger, Ms. Gobillot served as Staff Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Continental Airlines since 2006. Before joining Continental Airlines, she was an attorney with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Gobillot worked in real estate development with Trammell Crow Company and Senterra Development. She currently serves on the board of directors of Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of industrial aviation services to government and civil organizations worldwide. Ms. Gobillot is qualified to serve on our general partner’s board of directors because of her extensive project management and legal experience at a capital intensive and highly regulated airline, and her experience in real estate.
Edward J. Guay* has served as an independent director of our general partner since June 15, 2016. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Guay was Chief Executive Officer of BOE Midstream, LLC, a private midstream company that owns and operates crude oil terminal and pipeline assets in the Bakken. He was Chief Financial Officer of Saddle Butte Pipeline, LLC from 2012 to 2013, a private crude oil and gas gathering company, which was acquired by Targa Resource Partners LP. Prior to 2012, Mr. Guay spent 22 years in investment banking, primarily advising midstream and other energy companies. This included five years as head of midstream investment banking for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., LLC; eight years with Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently as managing director; five years with Salomon Smith Barney; and three years with Wertheim Schroder & Co. Mr. Guay is qualified to serve on our general partner’s board of directors because of his extensive finance experience and management experience in the crude oil industry.
Michael N. Mears currently serves as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of our general partner. From 2008 through 2011, he served as COO. Mr. Mears was a Senior Vice President of our general partner from 2003 through 2008. Prior to joining us in 2002, he served as a Vice President of subsidiaries of The Williams Companies, Inc. ("Williams") from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Mears also worked in various management positions with Williams Pipe Line Company (now known as Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P.) since joining Williams in 1985. Mr. Mears is qualified to serve on our general partner’s board of directors because of his extensive commercial and operational experience in the energy industry.
Stacy P. Methvin* was elected as an independent director of our general partner’s board of directors on April 23, 2015. From 2011 until her retirement in 2012, Ms. Methvin was Vice President, Refining Margin Optimization of Shell Oil Company (“Shell”), and from 2009 until 2010, she was Vice President, Global Distribution of Shell. She also held various other operational and management roles in the upstream, downstream and chemical businesses during her tenure at Shell and its subsidiaries that began in 1979, including President, Shell Louisiana E&P Company, President, Shell Deer Park Refining Company, President, Shell Pipeline Company LP, President, Shell Chemical LP, and Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio for the downstream business. She currently serves as a director of Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and Vice Chair of Marquard & Bahls AG. Ms. Methvin is qualified to serve on our general partner’s board of directors because of her extensive experience in various sectors of the petroleum and energy industry.
James R. Montague* has served as an independent director of our general partner since 2003. He has been retired since 2003. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Montague served as President of EnCana Gulf of Mexico, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production business. From 1996 to 2001, he served as President of two subsidiaries of International Paper Company (“International Paper”), IP Petroleum Company, an oil and gas exploration and production company, and GCO Minerals Company, a company that manages International Paper’s mineral holdings. He also served as a director of the general partner of Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. from 2001 to 2012. He currently serves as a director of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. Mr. Montague is qualified to serve on our general partner’s board of directors because of his extensive experience in various sectors of the petroleum industry.
Barry R. Pearl* has served as an independent director of our general partner since 2009. He is currently a consultant to a private developer and operator of petroleum infrastructure facilities. From 2007 until early 2016, Mr. Pearl was Executive Vice President of Kealine LLC (and its WesPac Energy LLC affiliate). He was an energy consultant from 2006 to 2007. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Pearl served as President and CEO of TEPPCO Partners, L.P. (“TEPPCO”), a refined products, crude oil and natural gas pipeline company, and as COO and President from 2001 to 2002. In addition, he served as a director of the general partner of TEPPCO from 2002 through 2005. From 1998 to 2001, he served as Vice President and CFO of Maverick Tube Corporation. He served in various executive positions for Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline Partners, L.P., a refined products pipeline company, from 1984 to 1998, including Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Planning and CFO. He serves as a director of Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company and Kayne Anderson Midstream/Energy Fund. He previously served on the board of directors for the general partner of Targa Resources Partners, L.P. and Seaspan Corporation. Mr. Pearl is qualified to serve on our general partner’s board of directors because of his extensive operational and financial experience within the energy and publicly traded partnership sector.
*Independent Director who meets the independence and expertise requirements of the NYSE and the SEC