People: Valero Energy Corp (VLO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Gorder

57 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Ciskowski

56 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

R. Michael Crownover

57 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Jay Browning

56 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

R. Lane Riggs

49 2014 Executive Vice President - Refining Operations and Engineering

Robert Profusek

2005 Lead Independent Director

Jerry Choate

77 1999 Independent Director

Deborah Majoras

51 2012 Independent Director

Donald Nickles

66 2005 Independent Director

Philip Pfeiffer

67 2012 Independent Director

Susan Purcell

72 1994 Independent Director

Stephen Waters

68 2008 Independent Director

Randall Weisenburger

56 2011 Independent Director

Rayford Wilkins

63 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Gorder

Mr. Joseph W. Gorder is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officerof Valero Energy Corp., effective December 31, 2014. He was first elected to the Board on February 27, 2014. He became Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2014, and Chairman of the Board on December 31, 2014. Previously he served as Valero’s President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Gorder was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer beginning in January 2011, and led Valero’s European operations from its London office. Beginning in December 2005, he was Executive Vice President – Marketing and Supply. Mr. Gorder has held several positions with Valero and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation with responsibilities for corporate development and marketing. Mr. Gorder is also Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Valero Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP), a midstream logistics master limited partnership formed by Valero in 2013. Mr. Gorder has also served on the board of directors of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation since July 2014. Mr. Gorder’s pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include his multiple years of experience in the refining industry during his years of service with UDS and Valero.

Michael Ciskowski

Mr. Michael S. Ciskowski is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Valero Energy Corp. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development since April 2003, and Senior Vice President in charge of business and corporate development since 2001.

R. Michael Crownover

Mr. R. Michael Crownover has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Valero Energy Corp, effective May 01, 2014. Mr. Crownover was elected Senior Vice President-Human Resources of Valero in 2007, and previously served as Vice President-Human Resources of Valero since 2005.

Jay Browning

Mr. Jay D. Browning has been appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Valero Energy Corp, effective May 1, 2014. Mr. Browning was elected Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Valero in November 2012. He previously served as Senior Vice President-Corporate Law from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Browning was elected Vice President of Valero in 2002, and was first elected as Secretary in 1997.

R. Lane Riggs

Mr. R. Lane Riggs has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Refining Operations and Engineering of Valero Energy Corp, effective May 1, 2014. Mr. Riggs was elected Senior Vice President-Refining Operations of Valero in January 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Riggs was an officer of various Valero subsidiary companies having responsibilities for process engineering, refining operations, feedstock supply, and optimization.

Robert Profusek

Mr. Robert A. Profusek is Lead Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He is a partner, and heads the mergers and acquisitions department, of the Jones Day law firm. His law practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, restructurings, and corporate governance. Mr. Profusek is also a director of CTS Corporation. He served as a director of the managing general partner of Valero L.P. (now known as NuStar Energy L.P.) from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Profusek also serves on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of New York. Mr. Profusek’s pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include: legal expertise in legal matters, including corporate governance; capital markets expertise attained through his extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and financing activities; managerial experience attained through his leadership roles with Jones Day; the knowledge and experience he has attained through his current service on another public company board and prior service as a director of two other NYSE-listed companies; and the knowledge and experience he has attained through his service on Valero’s Board since 2005.

Jerry Choate

Mr. Jerry D. Choate is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He is retired from Allstate Corporation at the end of 1998 where he had served as Chairman of the Board since 1995 and Chief Executive Officer since 1994. He previously served as a director of H&R Block, Inc. from 2006 to 2007, as a director of Amgen, Inc. from 1998 to 2011, and as a director of Invesco Van Kampen Mutual Funds from 1999 to 2014. Mr. Choate’s pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include financial literacy and managerial experience attained through his service as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Allstate Corporation, the knowledge and experience he has attained through service on the boards of other public companies, and the knowledge and experience he has attained through his service on Valero’s Board since 1999.

Deborah Majoras

Ms. Deborah Platt Majoras is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. She is Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). She joined P&G in 2008 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Previously she served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission from 2004 until 2008. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Majoras was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Ms. Majoras joined the law firm of Jones Day in 1991, where she became a partner in 1999. Ms. Majoras serves on the boards of The Christ Hospital Health Network, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Cincinnati Legal Aid Society, the Association of General Counsel, Westminster College, and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She is co-chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Competition Policy Subcommittee. Ms. Majoras’s pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include regulatory knowledge and expertise attained through her positions with the federal government; expertise in legal matters, leadership, and management skills attained while acting as an officer of a major U.S. publicly traded corporation and a partner with Jones Day; and leadership and management skills attained while serving as director or trustee of numerous non-profit organizations and a member of Valero’s Board since 2012.

Donald Nickles

Senator Donald L. Nickles is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He is retired as U.S. Senator from Oklahoma in 2005 after serving in the U.S. Senate for 24 years. He had also served in the Oklahoma State Senate for two years. During his tenure as a U.S. Senator, he was Assistant Republican Leader for six years, Chairman of the Republican Senatorial Committee, and Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. He served as Chairman of the Budget Committee and as a member of the Finance and Energy and Natural Resources Committees. In 2005, he formed and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Nickles Group, a Washington-based consulting and business venture firm. Senator Nickles also serves on the Board of Trustees of Washington Mutual Investors Fund. He has served as a director of Valero since 2005. His pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include extensive political, legislative and regulatory knowledge and expertise attained through his years of service as a U.S. Senator; the experience attained through his service on the boards of other public companies; the knowledge and experience he has attained from serving as founder and chief executive officer of a consulting and business venture firm; and the knowledge and experience he has attained through his service on Valero’s Board since 2005.

Philip Pfeiffer

Mr. Philip J. Pfeiffer is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He is Of Counsel in the San Antonio office of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, where he was Partner-in-Charge for 25 years and led the office’s labor and employment practice. Through his 42-year career with the firm, Mr. Pfeiffer assisted employers in management-union matters, complex civil rights matters, employment discrimination cases, affirmative action compliance, employment torts, alternative dispute resolution, employment contracts, and ERISA litigation. He is a state-qualified mediator in Texas, serving as a mediator in employment and civil rights cases, including class actions. He is a director and the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Southwest Research Institute, a non-profit contract research corporation based in San Antonio, Texas. He serves or has served on the boards of many other non-profit organizations including the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio Medical Foundation, Texas Research and Technology Foundation, Christus Children’s Hospital Foundation, Alamo Area Council of Boy Scouts, and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. Mr. Pfeiffer’s pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include legal expertise in legal matters, including labor and employment issues, leadership and management skills attained while acting as Partner-in-Charge of a law office, and serving as chairman, director, or trustee of numerous non-profit organizations and his service on Valero’s Board since 2012.

Susan Purcell

Dr. Susan Kaufman Purcell is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. She is Director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami. The Center examines political, economic, financial, trade, and security issues in Latin America, as well as U.S.-Latin America relations. She has also served on the Americas Center Advisory Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta since 2008. Dr. Purcell previously served as Vice President of the Council of the Americas, a non-profit business organization of mainly Fortune 500 companies with investments in Latin America, and of the Americas Society, a non-profit educational institution, both in New York City. She also was a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff. Her pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include: economic, political and international relations expertise attained through her experience with the University of Miami, the Council of Americas, the Americas Society, and the U.S. Dept. of State; a Ph.D in political science; financial literacy and experience attained through her service on the boards and audit committees of several closed-end mutual funds; and the knowledge and experience she has attained through her service on Valero’s Board since 1994.

Stephen Waters

Mr. Stephen M. Waters is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He has been the managing partner of Compass Partners Advisers LLP (Compass Partners) and its predecessor partnerships since 1996 and was the Chief Executive of Compass Partners European Equity Fund from 2005 to 2013. From 1988 to 1996, he served in several capacities at Morgan Stanley, including Co-Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions department from 1990 to 1992, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Europe from 1992 to 1996, and as a member of its worldwide Firm Operating Committee from 1992 to 1996. From 1974 to 1988, he was with Lehman Brothers, co-founding the Mergers and Acquisitions department in 1977, becoming a partner in 1980, and serving as Co-Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions department from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Waters is also Chairman of Boston Private Financial Holdings, and serves as trustee of the United States Naval Institute Foundation. His pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include: financial literacy and expertise, capital markets expertise, and managerial experience gained through his mergers and acquisitions experience and leadership roles with investment banking firms, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Compass Partners; and the knowledge and experience he has attained through his service on Valero’s Board since 2008 and on other public company boards.

Randall Weisenburger

Mr. Randall J. Weisenburger is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He is the managing member of Mile26 Capital, LLC, a private equity firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He served as Omnicom Group Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1998 until September 2014. Prior to joining Omnicom, he was a founding member of Wasserstein Perella and a former member of the First Boston Corporation. While at Wasserstein Perella, Mr. Weisenburger specialized in private equity investing and leveraged acquisitions, and in 1993, he became President and CEO of the firm’s private equity subsidiary. His other corporate board service includes Carnival Corporation and Carnival PLC. He is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and is managing member of The Altus One Fund Inc. His pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include financial literacy and expertise, capital markets expertise, managerial experience he has attained serving as an executive officer of other public companies, and the experience he has attained from service on Valero’s Board since 2011 and on other public company boards.

Rayford Wilkins

Mr. Rayford Wilkins Jr., is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He previously served as CEO of Diversified Businesses of AT&T, where he was responsible for international investments, AT&T Interactive, AT&T Advertising Solutions, customer information services, and the consumer wireless initiative in India. He retired from AT&T at the end of March 2012. Mr. Wilkins held several other leadership positions at AT&T and its predecessor companies, including Group President and CEO of SBC Enterprise Business Services and President and CEO of SBC Pacific Bell. He also serves on the board of Morgan Stanley and the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. His pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include managerial experience he has attained serving as an executive officer of other public companies, international business acumen he has attained from his responsibilities as executive officer and director for international business concerns, and the experience he has attained from service on Valero’s Board since 2011 and on other public company boards.

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