Our audit committee will assist the board of directors in its oversight of the integrity of our financial statements and our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and partnership policies and controls
Walter Clements - Independent director
Walter Clements has been nominated to serve as an independent member of our board of directors, effective concurrently with this offering. Since August 2012, Mr. Clements has served as a Teaching Professor of Finance for University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Previously, from August 2010 to July 2012, Mr. Clements served as a Visiting Lecturer of Finance at Indiana University. Additionally, Mr. Clements currently consults for new ventures and has 28 years of experience in the energy industry. Mr. Clements has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Indiana University, and MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a Certified Public Accountant. We believe that Mr. Clements’ extensive experience in finance makes him qualified to serve as a member of the board of directors of our general partner.
Bob Malone - Independent Director
Bob Malone is the Executive Chairman, President and CEO of First Sonora Bancshares, the holding company for Sonora Bank, Sonora Mortgage Company and Sonora Title Company. He joined Community Banking following a 35-year career with BP. Prior to his retirement he was an Executive Vice President of BP plc, Chairman and President of BP America and a member of BP's London based Executive Management team that guided the worldwide operations of BP. Mr. Malone has served in a variety of operating, engineering and executive roles with BP's subsidiary companies and he also served as President, CEO and COO of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, operator of the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline and as the Chief Executive of the London based BP Shipping Ltd. Over his 43-year career, Mr. Malone has developed a reputation for building teams, driving change, improving operating and safety performance and changing cultures. He currently serves as an Independent Director of the Halliburton Company, Peabody Energy Company and Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Mr. Malone earned a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Master of Science in Management.
Michele Joy - Independent director
Michele Joy served as Vice President, Regulatory and Major Projects of the general partner of Shell Midstream Partners (SHLX) from 2014 to 2017, when she resigned and retired from Shell. From April 2012, Ms. Joy also served as Vice President, SPLC and General Manager of Major Projects and Regulatory for Shell Oil Company. Ms. Joy split her time between her roles at SPLC and time devoted to SHLX’s business and affairs. She was responsible for SPLC and SHLX planning and long term growth, as well as regulatory compliance. Ms. Joy joined SPLC in 2006 as Director of Joint Interests. From 2008 to 2012, she was General Manager, Business Development for SPLC during a period of significant growth. She has also served as a Shell representative on a number of joint ventures, including Colonial, LOOP LLC, Poseidon Pipeline Company LLC and Explorer Pipeline Company. Ms. Joy was a member of the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee and the Association of Oil Pipeline’s Economic Regulatory Committee until her retirement. Prior to joining Shell, Ms. Joy served as the General Counsel for the Association of Oil Pipe Lines from 1991 to 2006. In that role, she was involved in the industry’s and regulators’ joint work to simplify economic regulation at the FERC; improve pipeline safety at DOT (including pipeline integrity and the elimination of outside force damage); and support the EPA’s environmental improvements such as ultra-low sulfur diesel implementation. Ms. Joy also served five years as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Transportation Institute and spent eight years in private practice focusing on gas and electric regulation and international law. Ms. Joy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College and a Juris Doctor from American University.