People: Valero Energy Corp (VLO.N)

VLO.N on New York Stock Exchange

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20 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Klesse

67 2014 Chairman of the Board

Joseph Gorder

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Ciskowski

56 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

R. Michael Crownover

57 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Jay Browning

55 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

R. Lane Riggs

48 2014 Executive Vice President - Refining Operations and Engineering

Robert Profusek

63 2005 Lead Independent Director

Jerry Choate

76 1999 Independent Director

Deborah Majoras

50 2012 Independent Director

Donald Nickles

65 2005 Independent Director

Philip Pfeiffer

66 2012 Independent Director

Susan Purcell

71 1994 Independent Director

Stephen Waters

67 2008 Independent Director

Randall Weisenburger

55 2011 Independent Director

Rayford Wilkins

63 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Klesse

Mr. William R. Klesse is Chairman of the Board of Valero Energy Corp. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of Valero Energy Corp effective May 1, 2014. He was elected Chairman in January 2007, and served as President from January 2008 to November 2012. He has been Valero’s Chief Executive Officer since the end of 2005. He previously served as Valero’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2003 through 2005, and as Executive Vice President–Refining and Commercial Operations since Valero’s acquisition of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (UDS) in 2001. Mr. Klesse’s pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include his experience in virtually every aspect of the refining industry during his 44 years of service with UDS and Valero, and the knowledge and experience he has attained through his service on Valero’s Board since 2005 (and as its Chairman since 2007).

Joseph Gorder

Mr. Joseph W. Gorder has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Valero Energy Corp., effective May 1, 2014. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer beginning in January 2011, and formerly led European operations from London office. He previously served as Executive Vice President – Marketing and Supply beginning in December 2005. Prior to that, he held several positions with Valero and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation with responsibilities for corporate development and marketing.

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. He has served as a director of Valero 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 and Chief Executive Officer since 1995. He previously served as a director of H&R Block, Inc. from 2006 to 2007 and as a director of Amgen, Inc. from 1998 to 2011. Mr. Choate also serves as a director of Invesco Van Kampen Mutual Funds. He has served 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 is a member of the boards of trustees of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Cincinnati Legal Aid Society. She also serves on the boards of Westminster College and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She is co-chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Competition Policy Subcommittee.

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.

Philip Pfeiffer

Mr. Philip J. Pfeiffer is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He is Of Counsel in the San Antonio office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., where he was Partner-in-Charge for 25 years and led the office’s labor and employment practice. Through his 40-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 Chair of the 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, and Christus Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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. 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.

Stephen Waters

Mr. Stephen M. Waters is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He has been the managing partner of Compass Advisers LLP and its predecessor partnership since 1996 and the Chief Executive of Compass Partners European Equity Fund since 2005. 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 the firm’s 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. He has served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Boston University School of Public Health and Chairman of the United States Naval Institute. He has been a director of Valero since 2008.

Randall Weisenburger

Mr. Randall J. Weisenburger is Independent Director of Valero Energy Corp. He has served as Omnicom Group Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining that company in 1998. 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, and he is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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 boards of América Móvil, the National Urban League, and the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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