Willie Chiang

Chairman of the Board & CEO

Mr. Chiang has served as Chairman of the Board of PAA GP Holdings LLC since January 2020, and previously served 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 of Plains All American GP LLC, the general partner of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Mr. Chiang joined PAA in 2015 from Occidental Petroleum Corporation where he served as Executive Vice President, Operations since 2012. From 1996 until 2012, he served in various positions at ConocoPhillips, including most recently as Senior Vice President - Refining, Marketing, Transportation, and Commercial. He has served on the boards of DCP Midstream and Chevron Phillips Chemical and has been extensively involved in the American Petroleum Institute. He currently serves in director roles on the United Way of Greater Houston Board and the Society for the Performing Arts. 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

President & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Director, Plains All American GP LLC

Mr. Pefanis has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since February 2017.  Mr. Pefanis is President and Chief Commercial Officer of Plains All American GP LLC, the general partner of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.  Mr. Pefanis has held the position of President of PAA and its predecessors since 1988.  Mr. Pefanis joined Plains Resources (which formerly owned 100% of PAA's GP interest) in 1983.  Prior to joining Plains Resources in 1983, Mr. Pefanis was an auditor for the national accounting firm of Price Waterhouse & Co.  He is a director of the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the Association of Oil Pipelines, and is currently serving as Chair of 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 serves as a director of the Memorial Hermann Foundation; and serves on the Advisory Board of the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.  Mr. Pefanis has a BBA in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.

Greg Armstrong

Co-Founder and Retired Chairman & CEO of Plains All American

Mr. Armstrong serves as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC, which follows his retirement as Chairman (December 2019) and CEO (October 2018), positions he had held since PAA's formation in 1998. Mr. Armstrong is also currently Chairman of The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, a director of National Oilwell Varco, a member of Advisory Board of the Cox School's Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University and the Immediate Past Chairman of the National Petroleum Council.

Victor Burk

Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal

Mr. Burk has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since January 2014. He has been a Managing Director for Alvarez and Marsal, a privately owned professional services firm since April 2009. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Burk was the global energy practice leader for Spencer Stuart, a privately owned executive recruiting firm. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Burk served as managing partner of Deloitte & Touche's global oil and natural gas group from 2002 to 2005. He began his professional career in 1972 with Arthur Andersen and served as managing partner of Arthur Andersen's global oil and natural gas group from 1989 until 2002. Mr. Burk is on the board of directors of EV Management, LLC, the ultimate general partner of EV Energy Partners, L.P., a publicly traded limited partnership engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas. Mr. Burk served as a director and as chairman of the audit committee of PNGS GP LLC, the general partner of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P., from April 2010 through December 2013. Mr. Burk also serves as a board member of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He received a BBA in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University, graduating with highest honors. Mr. Burk serves as chairman of our audit committee.

Kevin McCarthy

Mr. McCarthy has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since October 2020. He is currently Vice Chairman at Kayne Anderson, where he co-founded and oversaw the firm's energy infrastructure securities activities, and served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kayne Anderson's closed-end funds from 2004 through July 2019. Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2004, Mr. McCarthy was global head of energy investment banking at UBS Securities LLC and held similar positions at PaineWebber Incorporated and Dean Witter Reynolds. Mr. McCarthy serves as a director of Altus Midstream Company and Whiting Petroleum Corporation, and previously served as a director of Range Resources Corporation, ONEOK, Inc., Emerge Energy Services LP and K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. Mr. McCarthy earned a BA in economics and geology from Amherst College and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gary Petersen

Managing Partner, EnCap Investments L.P.

Mr. Petersen has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since November 2016.   He served as a director of PAA’s general partner from June 2001 to November 2016.  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.  Mr. Petersen is a member of our compensation and governance committees.

Alexandra Pruner

Senior Advisor, Perella Weinberg Partners

Ms. Pruner has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since December 2018.  She is a Senior Advisor of Perella Weinberg Partners and its energy division, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.  Previously, Ms. Pruner served as Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Perella Weinberg Partners.  Prior to that, she served as a CFO and a member of the Management Committee at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. since the firm's founding in 2007.  She is the founder and a board member of Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy & Technology, is an Emeritus Director of the Amegy Bank Development Board, and is the Chair of Brown University's President's Advisory Council on the Economics Department.  Ms. Pruner is also the President of The Houston Symphony Endowment, chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the United Way of Greater Houston, and serves on the Houston advisory board of The Nature Conservancy, among other volunteer efforts.  Ms. Pruner holds a B.A. in Economics from Brown University.

John Raymond

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner, The Energy & Minerals Group

Mr. Raymond has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since October 2013.  He served as a director of PAA’s general partner from December 2010 until November 2016.  Mr. Raymond is an owner and founder of The Energy & Minerals Group, which is the management company for a series of specialized private equity funds.  EMG was founded in 2006 and focuses on investing across various facets of the global natural resource industry including the upstream and midstream segments of the energy complex.  As of September 30, 2017, EMG has approximately $15.8 billion of regulatory assets under management and approximately $10.5 billion in commitments have been allocated across the energy sector since inception.  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), President and Chief Operating Officer of Plains Exploration and Production Company and Director of Development for Kinder Morgan, Inc.  Mr. Raymond has been a direct or indirect owner of PAA’s general partner since 2001 and served on the board of PAA’s general partner from 2001 to 2005.  He serves on numerous other boards, including NGL Energy Holdings LLC, the general partner of NGL Energy Partners, L.P., Tallgrass MLP GP, LLC, the general partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P. and Tallgrass Management, LLC, the general partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, L.P.  Mr. Raymond received a BSM degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with dual concentrations in finance and accounting.  Mr. Raymond is a member of our compensation committee.

Bobby S. Shackouls

Mr. Shackouls has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since January 2014, and currently serves as lead director. Mr. Shackouls served as Chairman of Burlington Resources Inc. from 1997 until its acquisition by ConocoPhillips in 2006, and continued to serve on the ConocoPhillips Board of Directors until his retirement in May 2011. Prior thereto, Mr. Shackouls served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Oil, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Burlington Resources, from 1994-1995, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Resources from 1995 until 2006. Mr. Shackouls currently serves as a director and member of the audit and corporate governance committees of The Kroger Co. and as a director and chairman of the compensation committee of Oasis Petroleum. He served as a director and member of the audit committee of PNGS GP LLC, the general partner of PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P., from April 2010 through December 2013. Mr. Shackouls serves as chairman of our governance committee.

Chris Temple

President, DelTex Capital LLC

Mr. Temple has served as a director of PAA GP Holdings LLC since November 2016.  He served as a director of PAA’s general partner from May 2009 until November 2016. Mr. Temple is President of DelTex Capital LLC, a private investment firm, and served as chairman of Brawler Industries, LLC, a Midland, Texas based distributor of engineered plastics used in the exploration and production of oil and gas, from September 2012 to July 2016.  Mr. Temple serves on the board of HMT Tank, LLC, a provider of above-ground storage tank products and services.  He also serves on the board and is Chairman of the audit committee of Owl Rock Capital Corporation and Owl Rock Capital Corporation II.  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 served on the board of directors and audit committee of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings from April 2011 through May 2017, 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.

Larry Ziemba

Mr. Ziemba served as Executive Vice President, Refining, and a member of the Executive Committee, of Phillips 66 from May 2012 until his retirement in December 2017. From 2001 to May 2012, he served in various downstream positions with ConocoPhillips, including as President, Global Refining and as a member of the Executive Committee. He also held various positions of increasing responsibility with Unocal/Tosco/Phillips Petroleum Company from 1977 to 2001, and he has served in a leadership capacity with several industry groups, including as Chairman of the AFPM (American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers), Vice Chairman of the API (American Petroleum Institute) Downstream Committee and a member of the Western States Petroleum Association Board.