Nicholas J. DeIuliis
Chairman of the Board
Nicholas J. DeIuliis was appointed a director and elected Chairman of the Board of our general partner effective March 16, 2015. Mr. DeIuliis has been President of CONSOL Energy since February 23, 2011, and on May 7, 2014 he was named CONSOL Energy’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. DeIuliis previously served in various positions at CNX Gas Corporation, a subsidiary of CONSOL Energy, including President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He is currently Chairman of the Board at CNX Gas Corporation. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CONSOL Energy from January 2009 until February 2011. Prior to that time, he held the following positions at CONSOL Energy: Senior Vice President-Strategic Planning from 2004 to 2005; Vice President Strategic Planning from 2002 to 2004; Director-Corporate Strategy from 2001 to 2002; Manager-Strategic Planning in 2001; and Supervisor-Process Engineering from 1999 to 2001. We believe that Mr. DeIuliis’ unique and in-depth understanding of our business from his over 20 years of experience with CONSOL Energy, including his current roles as President, Chief Executive Officer and director, provide the board of directors of our general partner with valuable experience.
Jimmy A. Brock
Chief Executive Officer and Director
James A. Brock was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a director of our general partner effective March 16, 2015. Mr. Brock also serves as Chief Operating Officer-Coal of CONSOL Energy, a position he has held since December 10, 2010. Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President-Northern Appalachia-West Virginia Operations of CONSOL Energy from 2007 to 2010. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Brock served as Vice President-Operations. Mr. Brock began his career with CONSOL Energy in 1979 at the Matthews Mine and since then has served at various locations in many positions including Section Foreman, Mine Longwall Coordinator, General Mine Foreman and Superintendent. We believe Mr. Brock’s extensive knowledge of our industry and our operations gained during his years of service with CONSOL Energy in positions of increasing responsibility in its coal operations provide the board of directors of our general partner with valuable experience.
Michael L. Greenwood
Michael L. Greenwood became a member of the board of directors on July 1, 2015. Mr. Greenwood is Managing Director of Carnegie Capital LLC (2004 - present), a private financial advisory firm providing corporate and private equity clients investment banking assistance with acquisitions, divestitures and debt and equity capital fundings. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Greenwood was Vice President-Finance and Treasurer of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., a diversified energy company, and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of its predecessor, Heritage Propane Partners, L.P. From 1994 to 2002, he was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., a producer and marketer of coal to major utilities. Prior to his career at Alliance Resource Partners, Mr. Greenwood held a number of financial positions in the energy industry with Mapco Inc., Penn Central Corporation and The Williams Companies. Additionally, Mr. Greenwood previously served on the boards of Hiland Partners, LP, Libra Natural Resources plc, Global Power Equipment Group Inc., Hiland Holdings GP and International Resource Partners GP. He also serves as a trustee of the Oklahoma State University Foundation and as a director of the OSU Research Foundation. Mr. Greenwood’s previous experience with public master limited partnerships and the coal industry, as well as his expertise in financial matters, provide him with the necessary skills to be a member of the board of directors of our general partner.
Stephen W. Johnson
Stephen W. Johnson was appointed a director of our general partner effective March 16, 2015. Mr. Johnson has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of CONSOL Energy and CNX Gas Corporation since April 13, 2015. From December 31, 2012 until April 13, 2015, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer of CONSOL Energy and CNX Gas Corporation. Prior to that time, Mr. Johnson served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CONSOL Energy and CNX Gas Corporation from 2009 through 2012. He served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for CNX Gas Corporation from 2007 to 2009 and as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for CNX Gas Corporation from 2005 to 2007. Effective May 30, 2014, Mr. Johnson became a director of the general partner of CONE Midstream Partners LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership and affiliate of CONSOL Energy. Prior to joining CONSOL Energy, Mr. Johnson was a partner with Reed Smith LLP and a shareholder with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. We believe Mr. Johnson’s extensive knowledge of our industry and our operations gained during his years of service with CONSOL Energy in positions of increasing responsibility, as well as his legal knowledge and experience, provide the board of directors of our general partner with valuable experience.
David M. Khani
David M. Khani was appointed a director of our general partner effective March 16, 2015. Mr. Khani joined CONSOL Energy on September 1, 2011 as its Vice President-Finance, and was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective March 1, 2013. Prior to joining CONSOL Energy, Mr. Khani was with FBR Capital Markets & Co. (“FBR”), an investment banking and advisory firm and held the following positions: Director of Research from February 2007 through October 2010, and then Co-Director of Research from November 2010 through August 2011. Prior to that time he served as the Managing Director and Co-Head of FBR’s Energy and Natural Resources Group. Effective May 30, 2014, Mr. Khani became a director and the Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of CONE Midstream Partners LP. We believe Mr. Khani’s energy industry and financial experience provides the board of directors of our general partner with valuable experience in our financial and investor relations matters.
Dan D. Sandman
Dan D. Sandman is an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he has taught corporate governance law since 2007. Mr. Sandman also serves on the board of directors and audit committee of MPLX GP LLC, the general partner of MPLX LP, a publicly-traded master limited partnership engaged in the gathering, processing and transportation of natural gas, liquids, oil and refined petroleum products. He has also served on the board of directors of Roppe Corporation, a privately-held company, since 1987. Additionally, Mr. Sandman serves on the boards of directors of the Heinz History Center, the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Hero Commission, the Pittsburgh Opera and Grove City College. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Sandman served as vice chairman of the board of directors and chief legal & administrative officer of United States Steel, until his retirement. Prior to his career with United States Steel, Mr. Sandman held a number of legal positions, including general counsel, with Marathon Oil Company, and subsequently served as general counsel and secretary of USX Corporation, a holding company that owned Marathon Oil and United States Steel. Mr. Sandman graduated with a degree from The Ohio State University and a juris doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law. Mr. Sandman’s extensive strategic, corporate governance and legal experience working with publicly traded companies including energy companies and master limited partnerships, as well as his skills, knowledge and experience in the areas of transactional law, regulatory compliance, ethics and risk management matters, provide the board of directors with valuable experience.
Jeffrey L. Wallace
Jeffrey L. Wallace became a member of the board of directors on July 1, 2015. Mr. Wallace was the Vice President of Fuel Services (2006 to 2015) of Southern Company Generation, the generation subsidiary of The Southern Company, an electric utility serving 4.2 million customers in the southeast United States, with more than 40,000 megawatts of generating capacity. In that role, Mr. Wallace is responsible for managing the $7 billion annual fuel planning, procurement and delivery program for 85 power plants. Prior to that position, he was Vice President of Planning and Utility Relations at Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary. He joined the company in 1978, working in accounting and budgeting, resource management and customer service, among other areas, since that time. Mr. Wallace is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degree in accounting and he earned his MBA in finance from Georgia State University. He also has an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Wallace has served on the boards of directors of the Boy Scouts of America (Atlanta Area Council), the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the American Coal Council, the National Coal Council and the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to the Surface Transportation Board. Mr. Wallace’s experience with electric utilities and the coal industry, as well as his expertise in financial matters, provide him with the necessary skills to be a member of the board of directors of our general partner.