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Senior Management

Joseph Kim, President & Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Kim has served as a Director of Sunoco LP since January 2018 and is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco LP. From June 2017 through December 2017, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and prior to that served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer.

 

Prior to joining Sunoco LP in October 2015, Mr. Kim held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Pizza Hut, where he was responsible for management of all operations. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years at Valero Energy, where his most recent position was Senior Vice President of Retail Strategy and Growth. He also held senior roles in operations, investor relations, real estate and corporate development. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in audit and business consulting.

 

Mr. Kim is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Thomas R. Miller, Chief Financial Officer

Tom Miller is Chief Financial Officer of Sunoco LP. He joined Sunoco LP in May 2016 and was formerly the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Cleco Corporation and Cleco Power LLC, a position he was appointed to in 2014.

 

Prior to that, Mr. Miller served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cleco from 2013 to 2014. Mr. Miller joined Cleco Corporation in 2012 as Vice President and Treasurer. Earlier, he served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Solar Trust of America from 2010 to 2012 and Vice President of Treasury at Exelon Corporation from 2002 to 2010.

 

Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago.

Karl Fails, Chief Operations Officer

Karl Fails is Chief Operations Officer of Sunoco LP. He is responsible for all aspects of the petroleum and renewable fuel supply chain, including supply and trading activities, fuel pricing, product quality, trucking transportation and midstream operations, which includes product terminals and transmix processing facilities. Mr. Fails previously held the position of Chief Commercial Officer and various other leadership positions during his tenure at Sunoco LP.

 

Prior to joining Sunoco LP in 2010, Mr. Fails served in various operations and engineering roles in the refining business for both Valero Energy and Exxon. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering and math from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Brian Hand, Chief Sales Officer

Brian Hand is Chief Sales Officer of Sunoco LP. He is responsible for all aspects of the fuel distribution business, including strategic acquisition and divestment, branded/unbranded wholesale, direct dealers, performance products retail fuel pricing, and sales. Mr. Hand previously held the position of Chief Development and Marketing Officer, and various other leadership positions during his tenure with Sunoco LP and Sunoco, Inc.

 

Prior to joining Sunoco LP in 2010, Mr. Hand served in various leadership positions at Hewlett- Packard, Blockbuster, Inc., and Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Mobility).

 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Widener University.

Arnold Dodderer, General Counsel

Arnold Dodderer has served as General Counsel of our General Partner since April 2016 and as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of our affiliate, Sunoco, Inc., since April 2013. Between June 2007 and April 2013, Mr. Dodderer served in various capacities for Sunoco, Inc., including Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

 

Prior to joining Sunoco LP, he began his legal career in 2000 as an associate at the international law firm of K&L Gates.

 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arkansas and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan.

Board of Directors

Matthew S. Ramsey, Chairman of the Board

Matthew Ramsey has served as a Sunoco LP Director since August 2014 and as our Chairman of the Board since April 2015. Mr. Ramsey was appointed as a director of Energy Transfer LP (ET) in July 2012 and as a director of Energy Transfer Operating, L.P. (ETO) in November 2015. Mr. Ramsey was named President and Chief Operating Officer of ETO in November 2015, and Chief Operating Officer of ET in October 2018. He is also a director of Sunoco LP, serving as chairman of Sunoco LP’s board since April 2015.
 
Mr. Ramsey previously served as President of RPM Exploration, Ltd., a private oil and gas exploration partnership generating and drilling 3-D seismic prospects on the Gulf Coast of Texas. He is currently a director of RSP Permian, Inc. (NYSE: RSPP), where he serves as chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee.
 
Mr. Ramsey formerly served as President of DDD Energy, Inc. until its sale in 2002. From 1996 to 2000, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OEC Compression Corporation, Inc., a publicly traded oil field service company, providing gas compression services to a variety of energy clients. Previously, Mr. Ramsey served as Vice President of Nuevo Energy Company, an independent energy company. Additionally, he was employed by Torch Energy Advisors, Inc., a company providing management and operations services to energy companies including Nuevo Energy, last serving as Executive Vice President. Mr. Ramsey joined Torch Energy as Vice President of Land and was named Senior Vice President of Land in 1992.

Oscar A. Alvarez, Director

Oscar A. Alvarez served the Republic of Honduras for over 30 years, and was elected as a Representative in the National Congress of Honduras multiple times before retiring from politics in 2018. Over the course of his political career, he was appointed to the cabinet position of Secretary of Security in both 2002 and 2010.

 

Prior to this, he assisted with the diplomatic mission of the Honduran Embassy in Washington D.C. as Assistant Defense Attache. In 1994, Mr. Alvarez entered the private sector and founded Atessa Seguridad S.A., providing turnkey security services for many major banks in the country of Honduras. A veteran of the Honduran Armed Forces, he is a graduate of United States Army Ranger School in Fort Benning, GA, and the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, NC.

 

Mr. Alvarez has a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he was the first cadet to be commissioned into a foreign army. He has also taken graduate courses in international relations at Johns Hopkins University.

Imad K. Anbouba, Director

Imad K. Anbouba has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of MarJam Global Holdings, Inc., since 1999 and previously served Triton Energy Limited in senior managerial positions from June 1987 to July 1998. Mr. Anbouba is a petroleum engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas midstream and petrochemical industries.

 

Mr. Anbouba has previously served as a member of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Central Energy GP LLC from May 2012 to November 2013. He has also previously served as a member of the board of the Dallas Wildcatters from August 2010 to May 2013 and member of the board and Vice President of the Dallas Petroleum Club from January 1997 to January 2000 and January 1998 to January 1999, respectively.

James W. Bryant, Director

James W. Bryant has served as a Sunoco LP Director since April 2015. He is a chemical engineer and has more than 40 years of experience in all phases of the natural gas business, specifically in the engineering and management of midstream facilities.

 

Mr. Bryant previous served on the board of directors of Regency Energy Partners LP from July 2010 to April 2015 and was Chairman of the Board from April 2014 to April 2015. He also served as a partner and member of the board of directors for Cardinal Midstream, LLC, from September 2008 until April 2013, and since then formed JWB Cardinal Investments. Prior to that, he was a co-founder of Cardinal Gas Solutions LP and Regency Gas Services, LLC.

 

Mr. Bryant received a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana Tech University. Mr. Bryant serves on Sunoco LP’s audit committee.

Christopher R. Curia, Director

Christopher Curia has served as a Sunoco LP Director since August 2014. He joined Energy Transfer in July 2008 and currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Energy Transfer.

 
Prior to joining Energy Transfer, Mr. Curia held HR leadership positions at both Valero Energy Corporation and Pennzoil and brings with him more than three decades of human resources experience in the oil and gas field. He also has several years’ experience in the retail sector of the energy industry.
 
He earned a Master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of West Virginia.

Joseph Kim, Director

Joseph Kim has served as a Director of Sunoco LP since January 2018 and is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco LP. From June 2017 through December 2017, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and prior to that served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer.

 

Prior to joining Sunoco LP in October 2015, Mr. Kim held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Pizza Hut, where he was responsible for management of all operations. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years at Valero Energy, where his most recent position was Senior Vice President of Retail Strategy and Growth. He also held senior roles in operations, investor relations, real estate and corporate development. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in audit and business consulting.

 

Mr. Kim is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Thomas E. Long, Director

Thomas Long has served as a Sunoco LP Director since May 2016. Mr. Long has served as the Group Chief Financial Officer of Energy Transfer since February 2016 and as the Chief Financial Officer of ETO since April 2015.
 
Prior to joining Energy Transfer, Mr. Long served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Regency Energy Partners LP from November 2010 to April 2015. From May 2008 to November 2010, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Matrix Service Company. Prior to joining Matrix, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DCP Midstream Partners, LP. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Long served in several executive positions with subsidiaries of Duke Energy Corp., one of the nation’s largest electric power companies.

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