Directors of the General Partner
Greg L. Armstrong
Chairman and CEO
Plains All American GP LLC
Mr. Armstrong has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since our formation. He has also served as a director of our general partner or former general partner since our formation. 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 Chairman of the Board and CEO of PNGS GP LLC, the general partner of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P.; director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch; 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.
Ex Cathedra LLC
Mr. Goyanes has served as a director of our general partner or former general partner since May 1999. Mr. Goyanes is Founder of Ex Cathedra LLC (a consulting firm). Mr. Goyanes served as Chairman of Liberty Natural Resources from April 2009 until August 2011. From May 2000 to April 2009, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Energy Holdings, LLC (an energy investment firm). From 1999 to May 2000, he was a financial consultant specializing in natural resources. From 1989 to 1999, he was Managing Director of the Natural Resources Group of ING Barings Furman Selz (a banking firm). He was a financial consultant from 1987 to 1989 and was Vice President-Finance of Forest Oil Corporation from 1983 to 1987. From 1967 to 1982 Mr. Goyanes served in various financial and management capacities at Chase Bank, where his major emphasis was international and corporate finance to large independent and major oil companies. Mr. Goyanes received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and a Masters degree in Finance (honors) from Babson Institute.
Gary R. Petersen
EnCap Investments L.P.
Mr. Petersen has served as a director of our general partner since June 2001. Mr. Petersen is a Managing Partner of EnCap Investments L.P., an investment management firm, which he co-founded in 1988. He had previously served as Senior Vice President and Manager of the Corporate Finance Division of the Energy Banking Group for RepublicBank Corporation. Prior to his position at RepublicBank, he was Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Nicklos Oil & Gas Company from 1979 to 1984. He served from 1970 to 1971 in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant in the Finance Corps and as an Army Officer in the Army Security Agency. He is also a director of EV Energy Partners, L.P. Mr. Petersen holds MBA and BBA degrees in finance from Texas Tech University.
John T. Raymond
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
The Energy & Minerals Group
Mr. Raymond has served as a director of our general partner since December 2010. Mr. Raymond has been a direct or indirect owner of our general partner since 2001 and previously served on the board of our general partner from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Raymond is an owner and founder of The Energy and Minerals Group (EMG), a diversified natural resource private equity fund manager with over $6.1 billion under management (including co-investments), and has been Managing Partner and CEO since EMG’s inception in 2006. Previous to that time, Mr. Raymond held leadership positions with various energy companies, including President and CEO of Plains Resources Inc., the predecessor entity for Vulcan Energy Corporation, President and Chief Operating officer of Plains Exploration and Production Company and Director of Development for Kinder Morgan, Inc. Mr. Raymond received a B.S.M. from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with dual concentrations in finance and accounting.
Robert V. Sinnott
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
Mr. Sinnott has served as a director of our general partner or former general partner since September 1998. Mr. Sinnott is President, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director of energy investments of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. (an investment management firm). He also served as Managing Director from 1992 to 1996 and as a Senior Managing Director from 1996 until assuming his CEO role in 2010. He is also President of Kayne Anderson Investment Management Inc., the general partner of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., and he is a director of Kayne Anderson Energy Development Company. He was Vice President and Senior Securities Officer of the Investment Banking Division of Citibank from 1986 to 1992. Mr. Sinnott received a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard.
Director, Corporate Development
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Ms. Sutil has served as a director of our general partner since December 2010. Ms. Sutil is Director, Corporate Development Midstream, and Director, Business Development Rockies, for Oxy, where she has led and worked on a variety of international and domestic oil and gas acquisitions. Her prior positions at Oxy have included Senior Manager, Corporate Development, Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Senior Business Analyst. Before joining Oxy in 2000, Ms. Sutil worked for ARCO Products Company as a Business Analyst for the Refining and Retail Marketing divisions, and Senior Project Manager for the Refining Division. Earlier she held a variety of engineering positions at Mobil Oil Corporation. Ms. Sutil received a BS in Mechanical Engineering - Petroleum Emphasis from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
J. Taft Symonds
Symonds Investment Company, Inc.
Mr. Symonds has served as a director of our general partner since June 2001. Mr. Symonds is Chairman of the Board of Symonds Investment Company Inc. (a private investment firm). From 1978 to 2004, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer of Maurice Pincoffs Company, Inc. (an international marketing firm). Mr. Symonds has a background in both investment and commercial banking, including merchant banking in New York, London and Hong Kong with Paine Webber, Robert Fleming Group and Banque de la Societe Financiere Europeenne. He was Chairman of the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and currently serves as a director of Howard Supply Company LLC and Free Flow Wines LLC. Mr. Symonds received a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard.
DelTex Capital LLC
Mr. Temple has served as a director of our general partner since May 2009. Mr. Temple is President of DelTex Capital LLC, a private investment firm, and chairman of Texas Plastics Holdco, LLC, a Midland, Texas based distributor of engineered plastics used in the exploration and production of oil and gas. Mr. Temple served as the President of Vulcan Capital, the private investment group of Vulcan Inc., from May 2009 until December 2009 and as Vice President of Vulcan Capital from September 2008 to May 2009. Mr. Temple has served on the board of directors and audit committee of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings since April 2011, and previously served on the board of directors and audit committee of Charter Communications Inc. from November 2009 through January 2011. Prior to joining Vulcan in September 2008, Mr. Temple served as a managing director at Tailwind Capital LLC from May to August 2008. Prior to joining Tailwind, Mr. Temple was a managing director at Friend Skoler & Co., Inc. from May 2005 to May 2008. From April 1996 to December 2004, Mr. Temple was a managing director at Thayer Capital Partners. Additionally, Mr. Temple was a licensed CPA serving clients in the energy sector with KPMG in Houston, Texas from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Temple holds a BBA, magna cum laude, from the University of Texas and an MBA from Harvard.