President and CEO, Williams
Alan Armstrong is president and CEO of Williams, one of the nation's largest energy-infrastructure companies. The $24 billion, publicly traded (NYSE:WMB) company develops and operates pipelines and processing plants that connect new and existing hydrocarbon-supply areas in North America with growing markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids and globally cost-advantaged petrochemical feedstock. In the next three years alone, the Tulsa, Okla.-based company expects to invest about $12 billion to meet North America’s growing energy-infrastructure needs. Armstrong also serves as chairman of the board and CEO for Williams Partners L.P. and as a member of the Access Midstream Partners board.
Special Assistant to the Secretary for Strategic Industry Initiatives, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Denise Brinley is the special assistant to the secretary for Strategic Industry Initiatives. She leads
the agency in developing tactical investment, development and recruitment strategies for the
Commonwealth. Her position includes building effective relationships with private companies,
public officials, federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations and other partners to
further the agency's strategic agenda in and around the energy sector.
Most recently, Brinley served as vice president and principal environmental consultant in TRC
Corp.'s Harrisburg office, focusing primarily on the natural gas industry, wetland mitigation
banking and brownfield redevelopment. Prior to joining TRC, Brinley served as director of the
Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and
Brownfields, where she oversaw the Commonwealth's comprehensive environmental cleanup
programs, including the redevelopment of brownfield sites. Brinley also served as DEP's special
deputy secretary of the Office of Community Revitalization and Local Government Support.
She has a bachelor's degree in geoscience from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster and
a master's degree in geology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Shareholder, Babst Calland
Keith Coyle is a member of Babst Calland's Washington, D.C. office and a shareholder in the firm's Energy and Natural Resources Group. Drawing on his experience as an attorney-advisor for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Coyle advises clients throughout the United States on matters concerning the regulation of pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities and the transportation of hazardous materials. He is a member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition's Pipeline and Midstream Committee, where he leads the Pipeline Safety Workgroup, and previously served as a member of Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force. Coyle earned his J.D. in Integrated Trial Advocacy from Temple University and an LL.M. in Law & Government from American University. He has a degree in International Relations from Lehigh University.
Partner, Energy Spectrum Capital
Ben Davis joined Energy Spectrum in 1997. He originates new investment opportunities for Energy Spectrum and its portfolio companies, evaluates potential investments, structures and closes investment transactions and serves on the Board of Directors of several Energy Spectrum portfolio companies. Prior to focusing on midstream private equity, Davis worked for ten years as an investment banker focused on the upstream sector of the oil & gas industry. Davis spent the first four years of his career as an organizational management consultant. Davis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and the Board of Directors of the Dallas Petroleum Club.
David A. Fitch
Senior Vice President of Operations, Northeast Region, MarkWest Energy Partners LP
David A. Fitch is senior vice president of operations for the northeast region at MarkWest Energy Partners LP with responsibility for all engineering, construction and operations of MarkWest's midstream assets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan. Prior to his appointment as senior vice president, Fitch served as MarkWest's vice president of engineering for the northeast region with responsibility for engineering and construction of all processing and fractionation facilities in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale. He joined MarkWest in 2012 as director of engineering. Fitch also worked for Dominion Transmission Inc. from 2004 to 2012 and held various positions in gas measurement engineering as well as positions in pipeline, compression, and processing engineering, project management, construction and engineering supervision. Prior to joining Dominion, Fitch worked for Allegheny Power (now First Energy) in facility planning and substation engineering design and construction. He also served in the U.S. Navy as an enlisted nuclear operator aboard the submarine USS Columbia (SSN-771). He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University and is a licensed professional engineer.
Michael D. Frederick
Vice President, LNG Operations, Dominion Resources
Michael D. Frederick is vice president, LNG operations. Frederick is responsible for operations at the Cove Point LNG facility in Maryland. Frederick joined the company in 1982 and has held various positions in engineering and operations in Gas Transmission. When Dominion purchased Cove Point in 2002, he led the transition team and later was named director, LNG operations. In September 2011, Frederick was named director, planning, reliability and GIS services at Dominion Virginia Power; in that role, he was involved in two of the three largest restoration events in DVP history—Hurricane Irene in September 2011 and the June 2012 major storm system called a derecho. He earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is past president of the Anne Marie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Maryland.
Director, Integrated Oil & Gas, Stratas Advisors
Greg Haas serves as director, integrated oil and gas, for Stratas Advisors. Haas leverages 20 years of integrated global energy experience garnered in operating and fundamental research roles at Exxon, at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) and pipeline and power consultancies, and at institutional sell-side investment brokerage firms including Raymond James Financial. Haas holds an MBA from Rice University and mechanical engineering Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from University of Illinois.
Marc A. Halbritter
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Blue Racer Midstream LLC
Marc Halbritter joined Blue Racer in March 2013 as a seconded employee from Dominion and served as chief marketing officer and general counsel. In August 2014, he joined Caiman as senior vice president, Business Development and holds the same position at Blue Racer. Prior to joining Blue Racer, he worked for several Dominion companies in a number of different capacities including vice president, Gathering and Production. Most recently Halbritter served as managing director, Commercial Activities for Dominion's midstream business. Halbritter holds a bachelor of science degree and a juris doctor from West Virginia University. Halbritter is also a certified public accountant.
Environmental Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Scott Janoe advises energy, mining, and manufacturing clients on environmental, health, safety, and transportation matters. Janoe's clients turn to him for the full suite of environmental issues ranging from permitting and compliance counseling to litigation, enforcement defense, and crisis management. Over the years, he has developed particular experience in regulatory compliance issues arising from oil and gas exploration and production. Janoe has assisted energy clients on environmental matters from California to New Jersey, North Dakota to offshore Gulf of Mexico and many points in between.
Principal, Steptoe & Johnson
Kurt Krieger, a member of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, focuses his practice in the areas of utility regulation and energy law. He represents and counsels regulated gas and electric utility companies, regulated and unregulated natural gas pipelines and midstream companies, natural gas producing companies, and power generation developers with respect to both state and commonwealth public service (or utility) commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) matters. Krieger received his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where he was the executive editor of the West Virginia Law Review. He has a degree in accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University. He is a member of numerous energy-related associations, including the Energy Bar Association, American Gas Association, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and the Institute for Energy Law.
Vice President of Operations, Panda Patriot
Joseph Lloyd joined Panda in 2015 and is responsible for the safe, reliable operation and management of all Panda power plants including those under construction. He initially served as the general manager of the Panda Patriot facility in Montgomery, PA, where he led the team through commissioning and transitioned the plant into commercial operation. Prior to joining Panda, he served in several roles at Dynegy, including managing director of East Gas Assets. This included a fleet of both combined-cycle and simple-cycle assets utilizing several original equipment manufacturer technologies. Lloyd's experience includes coal, nuclear and natural gas plant management, operations and major maintenance. He served in the United States Navy and received his master of business administration from the University of Kutztown.
Vice President, Operations, Marathon Pipe Line LLC
Shawn Lyon is the vice president of operations at Marathon Pipe Line LLC. He has lead the hazardous liquid pipeline industry's implementation of the Pipeline Safety Management System (API RP 1173) since 2015. Lyon joined Marathon in 1989 as an engineer in Indianapolis, where he worked in various positions in the Transportation and Logistics and the Marketing and Transportation Engineering organizations. In 1998 he began a series of engineering manager positions, providing engineering services for Marathon Petroleum's marketing business in the Marketing and Transportation Engineering organization. In 2002 Lyon transferred to Findlay, Ohio, where he has held a variety of leadership positions. He was named the product quality manager in the Transportation and Logistics organization in 2005 and operations manager in Operations and Logistics for Marathon Pipe Line LLC in 2006. Lyon was named district manager in transport and rail for the Terminal, Transport and Marine business in 2008 and manager of marketing and transportation engineering for Marathon Petroleum Co. in 2010. He was named to his current position in July 2011. Lyon graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering in 1989. He received his professional engineering license in 1994.
Vice President, Marketing, Reliance Holding USA Inc.
Stuart E. Nance is vice president, Marketing for Reliance Holding USA in Houston, TX. In this role, Nance is responsible for the marketing of hydrocarbons from Reliance's Joint Ventures in the Eagle Ford and Marcellus Shale Plays. He is also responsible for developing supplier relationships for Reliance's new ethane export business. Nance has more than 35 years experience in various roles in upstream and midstream businesses with companies including Bill Barrett Corporation, Ultra Petroleum, MCN Investment Company, Torch Energy Advisors, American Pipeline, Meridian Oil, and Texas Oil & Gas Corp. Nance holds a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Houston.
President, Willbros Oil & Gas
Harry New serves as the president of the Oil & Gas Segment and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. He previously spent six years with Willbros from 2005 to 2011 serving as President of Willbros Construction (U.S.) and rejoined the company in 2015. As president, New leads the Oil & Gas Management Team, providing oversight of all segment activities including safety, quality, operations, equipment, contracts, business development, financials and work processes. The Oil & Gas Segment performs construction for all types of Pipelines, Pipeline Integrity, Pipeline Facilities, Large Storage Tanks and Balance of Plant Projects. New is a 29-year veteran in the pipeline construction industry. Prior to joining Willbros, he achieved extensive experience in the domestic and international pipeline markets through management positions held with NorthStar Energy Services (Quanta), Amec-Paragon Engineering and Bechtel Corporation, and is well-respected throughout the pipeline industry. New attended Texas A&M University and graduated from Texas A & I University with a B.S. in Natural Gas Engineering. He is a member of the American Pipeline Contractors Association, INGAA Foundation and the Pipeliners Association of Houston.
President, Stonehenge Energy Resources II LP
Patrick A. Redalen joined Stonehenge Energy Resources, L.P. in mid-2010 and helped execute the successful Keystone Project. He now serves as [resident of Stonehenge Energy Resources II, L.P. In 2015, Stonehenge Appalachia was formed to gather and compress natural gas in Pennsylvania. Redalen serves as the Stonehenge Appalachia General Manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the petroleum industry. Prior to Stonehenge, he started and ran a consulting firm, Energy Business Solutions, LLC, for three years. He served five years, the last two as president, at Pearl Development Company, LLC, a midstream engineering firm, and 14 years at Conoco. His responsibilities spanned commercial, strategic planning and engineering aspects across the petroleum spectrum from wellhead to retail. Redalen received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. He completed Conoco's Management Development Program.
Sr. Vice President, DTE Midstream
Gregg Russell is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Development at DTE Energy's midstream business unit. He graduated from The University of Houston with a degree in economics. Gregg is responsible for all commercial aspects of DTE Midstream's transportation, storage and gathering business platforms as well as new business development/acquisition activities. He brings 25 years of broad experience having commercially managed interstate/intrastate pipeline networks with over 13,000 miles of pipe, 550+ customers, 14.6 Bcf/day of total throughput and over 160 Bcf of storage.
Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Mark Sherrill is a bankruptcy attorney in the Houston office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. He advises both upstream and midstream clients, and the companies that do business with them, in complex bankruptcies. Sherrill has been closely following developments in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts involving the ability of debtors to reject gas gathering agreements and similar intrastate contracts. When the Sabine Oil & Gas decision was delivered earlier this year, declaring that an E&P company in bankruptcy could break its pipeline contract, Sherrill's insights were quoted by Forbes, the Houston Chronicle and Law360. He earned his law degree at Washington and Lee University School of Law and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Virginia, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Managing Director, Head of Midstream Advisory, Macquarie Capital
Guillermo Sierra is head of Midstream Advisory and a managing director for Macquarie Capital. He is focused on MLPs and the midstream energy sector. Sierra has deep transaction experience including advising on a number of bellwether transactions in the sector. Sierra was most recently a director with Credit Suisse based in Houston, where he focused on executing M&A transactions for midstream energy clients. Prior to Credit Suisse, Sierra was chief strategy officer and head of M&A for USD Group, where he was responsible for the M&A group as well as for the recapitalization, restructuring and go-public process for the company.
President and CEO, Momentum Energy Group Inc.
Frank Tsuru co-founded Momentum with Bill Pritchard in 2004 and currently serves as its president and CEO. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in petroleum engineering in 1982. Tsuru's first assignment was as a drilling and production engineer for TXO Production Corp. in Denver, Colo., and he was selected to be part of the corporate Engineering and Evaluation team that handled all of the company’s reserves and mergers and acquisitions work. Following TXO's asset sale and merger into Marathon, Tsuru founded Southwestern Production, a company focused on the coalbed methane development in the San Juan Basin of southwest Colorado. That company was sold to Conoco Phillips, and Tsuru was tapped to run the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s midstream company, Red Cedar Gathering. In 2002 Tsuru started aka Energy, another successful midstream company for the Tribe before starting Momentum.
R. Douglas Walker
Vice President, Tallgrass Energy Partners LP
Doug Walker is Vice President of Business Development for Tallgrass Energy Partners with a focus on Midwest markets primarily accessible via Rockies Express Pipeline. He has been with Tallgrass since its inception in 2012 and began working on REX at its predecessor owner/operator in 2008. Prior to joining REX, Doug worked for Columbia Gas Transmission where he was responsible for business development including the Millennium Pipeline Project. Prior to that he was responsible for gas supply management of several of NiSource's gas distribution and unregulated companies. He started his career at Natural Gas Pipeline Company with increasing responsibilities in engineering and business development roles. Doug has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Daniel J. Weaver
President and Executive Director, Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA)
Daniel Weaver serves as president and executive director of PIOGA effective September 2016. Prior to serving in this role, Weaver led PIOGA's efforts to educate both school students and the public about energy issues for the past five years, including the development of K-12 study course on oil and natural gas that meets Pennsylvania's standards in history, civics and government, economics, and science and technology. He has represented PIOGA to members of Congress and the state legislature, as well as media sources around the state and nation. Weaver is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in history.
Rob Wilson, CFA
Director of Research, East Daley Capital
Rob Wilson is responsible for modeling midstream companies at the asset level and quantifying the financial impact. Prior to East Daley, Wilson worked as lead analyst on the acquisitions and dispositions team at DCP Midstream. He also spent time working on various asset level analysis, contract dispute negotiations, and other financing-related projects within the CFO organization. Before DCP Midstream, Wilson worked in the commercial banking sector at Merrill Lynch and led risk management consulting projects for financial services firms while at Protiviti. Wilson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor degree in Finance and earned the CFA designation in 2016.
Steven M. Woodward
Senior Vice President - Business Development, Antero Resources Corporation/Antero Midstream Partners LP
Steven M. Woodward is the senior vice president of Business Development at Antero Resources and has been with Antero since its inception in August 2002. Prior to Antero, from 1993 to 2002, Woodward served in various business development roles in the US and Canada for Dynegy Inc. and its predecessor companies, Natural Gas Clearinghouse and NGC Corp. From 1990 to 1992, he served as manager of Business Development for Reliance Pipeline, a division of Nicor Inc. From 1988 to 1990, Woodward served as a project development representative for Western Gas Resources. From 1981 to 1988, he served in various engineering roles with ARCO Oil & Gas Company, a division of Atlantic Richfield. Woodward holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder.