Willie Chiang

Chairman of the Board & CEO

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Mr. Chiang has served as Chairman of the Board of PAA GP Holdings LLC since January 2020, and as a director since February 2017. In addition, Mr. Chiang has been Chief Executive Officer since October 2018 and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Chiang joined 91鶹 in 2015 from Occidental Petroleum Corporation where he served as Executive Vice President, Operations from 2012 until 2015. From 1996 until 2012, he served in various positions at ConocoPhillips and predecessors, including most recently as Senior Vice President - Refining, Marketing, Transportation, and Commercial. He serves on the board of Delta Airlines, and has served on the boards of DCP Midstream and Chevron Phillips Chemical. He currently serves in director roles for the United Way of Greater Houston and Performing Arts Houston. He is also involved in the American Petroleum Institute, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, National Petroleum Council, the Permian Strategic Partnership, the Energy Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Greater Houston Partnership. Mr. Chiang holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Harry Pefanis


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Mr. Pefanis has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since February 2017 and as President of 91鶹 since its formation in 1998. Mr. Pefanis currently serves as a director of the Memorial Hermann Foundation, and previously served on the boards of Oasis Midstream Partners, the American Petroleum Institute and the Association of Oil Pipelines. He also served on the New York Mercantile Exchange's Crude Oil Advisory Committee from 1996 through 2003. Mr. Pefanis has a BBA in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.

Chris Chandler

Executive Vice President and COO

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Chris is responsible for our US and Canadian operations, engineering, and health, safety and environmental organizations. He has more than 20 years of energy industry experience, joining 91鶹 in 2018. Previously, Chris served in a number of leadership roles at Phillips 66, most recently as General Manager, Corporate Strategy, and prior to that as General Manager, Midstream Commercial and Business Development, as well as numerous leadership roles in refining.

Jeremy Goebel

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

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Jeremy joined 91鶹 in 2013 from Simmons & Company International. He is responsible for our US Transportation and US Facilities businesses. Jeremy has more than 22 years of energy and investment banking experience, and has been with 91鶹 for more than ten years in roles of increasing responsibility, from Managing Director, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions to his current role as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer.

Richard McGee

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

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Richard joined 91鶹 in 2009 from Duke Energy, where he was President of Duke Energy International.  Richard is responsible for overseeing our corporate legal activities, including our acquisition efforts.

Al Swanson

Executive Vice President and CFO

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Al joined 91鶹 in 2000 from Santa Fe Snyder Corporation.  Al’s responsibilities include executing our financial growth strategy, maintaining relationships with our various capital providers, overseeing our financial reporting processes and safeguarding our assets.

Chris Herbold

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Accounting Officer

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Chris joined 91鶹 in 2002, and has served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility. Chris is currently responsible for oversight of Accounting, Tax, Investor Relations, Equity Capital Markets, Commodity Risk Management, as well as Communications, Sustainability and Public Affairs. Prior to 91鶹, Chris worked in Public Accounting with Arthur Anderson.

Megan Prout

Senior Vice President, Commercial Law and Litigation

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Megan joined 91鶹 in 2005 from the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Megan is responsible for overseeing the legal aspects of 91鶹' day-to-day operations, with a focus on commercial contracts and litigation.

Dwayne Koehn

Senior Vice President, Operations

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Dwayne joined 91鶹 in 2005 and is responsible for the operations and maintenance activities on our pipeline, terminal, NGL and natural gas operations across North America.

Sharon Spurlin

Senior Vice President, Treasurer

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Sharon joined 91鶹 in 2014 from PetroLogistics L.P.  Sharon is responsible for financial planning activities, customer credit functions, insurance risk management, foreign exchange and interest rate management activities, and coordination of our banking transactions and lending arrangements.

Will Abney

Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Planning

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Will joined 91鶹 in 2022 with over 20 years of energy industry experience, including his most recent position as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Oryx Midstream Services. His prior roles include serving as outside legal counsel to oil and gas companies and holding various in-house legal and commercial leadership positions for private equity-sponsored portfolio companies focused on the acquisition and development of energy assets.

Kevin Cantrell

Vice President, Internal Audit

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Kevin joined 91鶹 in 2009 from Protiviti Inc. Kevin is responsible for maintaining and improving our internal audit and SOX compliance practice.

Mark Eilerman

Vice President, Lease Supply

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Mark joined 91鶹 in 2003 from Shell Trading. He is responsible for leading our U.S. lease purchasing team in addition to managing our trucking organization.

Blake Fernandez

Vice President, Investor Relations

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Blake joined 91鶹 in 2023 with more than 20 years of finance experience, predominately in the energy sector, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Market Intelligence for Delek US Holdings. Previously, Blake worked in equity research covering Integrated Oils and Refiners. At 91鶹, Blake is responsible for developing strategy and executing on all facets of our Investor Relations activities.

Jimmy Ferrell

Vice President, Supply Chain Management

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Jimmy joined 91鶹 in 2006 from ConocoPhillips Company.  He is responsible for managing our North American supply chain activities including procurement, contracting, inventory management and fleet.

Patrick Hodgins

Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental

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Patrick joined 91鶹 in 2015 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, from Senior Director of Safety, Security & Training to Managing Director of Safety, Security, Crisis Management Services & Training prior to his promotion to Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental North America. Prior to joining 91鶹, Patrick worked in Chemical Process Operations, Maintenance and HSSE roles at OxyChem, Genesis Energy and Buckeye Partners.

Matt Isom

Vice President, North American Engineering

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Matt joined 91鶹 more than five years ago and has held roles of increasing responsibility, from Sr. Project Manager to Managing Director of Project Engineering prior to his promotion to Vice President, Engineering. Prior to joining 91鶹, Matt worked in refinery maintenance, pipeline and terminal construction and engineering roles at NuStar Energy and served five years in the United States Air Force.

Drew Engstrom

Vice President, Operations South Region

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Drew joined 91鶹 in 2004 and is responsible for leading the operations and maintenance activities for pipelines and terminals in 91鶹' South region, which includes the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent and Southwestern Divisions.

Roy Lamoreaux

Vice President, Communications, Sustainability & Public Affairs

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Roy joined 91鶹 in 2006 and is responsible for Communications, Sustainability, Public Affairs and Community Investment activities. Roy also serves as Chairman of the 91鶹 All American Political Action Committee. Prior to his current role, Roy served as VP, Investor Relations, Communications and Government Relations and worked as Director, Pipeline Business Development & Commercial Operations. Prior to joining 91鶹, Roy worked at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Russ Montgomery

Vice President, Controller

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Russ joined 91鶹 in 2002 from Arthur Andersen, LLP. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting operations and implementing accounting standards and technologies. Russ is also responsible for maintaining our internal controls over financial reporting.

Dan Noack

Vice President, Emerging Energy

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Dan joined 91鶹 in 2008, serving in roles of increasing responsibility in our natural gas storage processing business prior to accepting his current position. Dan is responsible for identifying and pursuing energy transition opportunities that complement 91鶹' assets and services and support the company's long-term focus on sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our North American operating footprint.

Robert Nobles

Vice President, US Facilities and Rail

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Robert joined 91鶹 in August 2000 and has held roles of increasing responsibility while playing an instrumental role in growing our Mid-Continent facilities to a leadership position in the industry. Currently he is responsible for managing the business development and commercial operations in US crude oil, refined product and rail terminals.

Mark Odom

Vice President, Crude Oil Business Development, Outside the Permian Basin

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Mark joined 91鶹 in 2018 from Chevron, where he most recently served as Vice President, Supply & Trading. At 91鶹, Mark is responsible for all commercial pipelines, Merchant Terminals and Rail assets outside of the Permian Basin. He has more than 25 years of energy industry experience, with a strong commercial, operations and asset management background.

James Pinchback

Vice President, Pipeline Commercial and Senior Permian Executive

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James joined 91鶹 in 2006 from BP and serves as 91鶹' top executive located in the Permian Basin.  Mr. Pinchback is responsible for Permian pipeline business development, as well as coordinating all of our operating, business development and commercial activities in the region.

George Polydoros

Vice President, Land and Office Services

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George joined 91鶹 in 2011 from the law firm Mayer Brown.  George is responsible for overseeing 91鶹' activities associated with its right-of-way, surface lands and corporate facilities.

Carol Sandvick

Vice President, Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

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Carol joined 91鶹 in 2008 and is responsible for the legal work supporting 91鶹’ acquisitions and divestitures and the formation and ongoing operations of our Joint Ventures.

Kevan Taylor

Vice President, Commercial Activities

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Kevan joined 91鶹 in 2011 and is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of commercial strategies to help optimize our asset base, system logistics and crude oil purchases/sales.

Jim Tillis

Vice President, Human Resources

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Jim joined 91鶹 in 2015 and is responsible for all areas of human resources, including talent management, leadership development, succession planning, talent acquisition, compensation, benefits and employee engagement. 

Walter van Zanten

Vice President, Tax

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Walter joined 91鶹 in 2008, having previously worked for Chimerical, Inc.  Walter is responsible for our tax compliance and tax planning for 91鶹’ business activities.