Board of Directors
Below are the members of the board of directors of Targa Resources Corp. ("TRC"), the parent of Targa Resources GP LLC (the "General Partner of TRP"), which is the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP ("TRP"). The General Partner of TRP manages the business and affairs of TRP.
Matthew J. Meloy
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew J. Meloy has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company and the General Partner since March 1, 2020. Mr. Meloy previously served as President of the Company and the General Partner between March 2018 and March 2020. Mr. Meloy also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the General Partner between May 2015 and February 2018. He also served as Treasurer of the Company and the General Partner until December 2015. Mr. Meloy previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company between October 2010 and May 2015 and of the General Partner between December 2010 and May 2015. He also served as Vice President—Finance and Treasurer of the Company between April 2008 and October 2010, and as Director, Corporate Development of the Company between March 2006 and March 2008 and of the General Partner between March 2006 and March 2008. He has served as Vice President—Finance and Treasurer of the General Partner between April 2008 and December 15, 2010. Mr. Meloy was with The Royal Bank of Scotland in the structured finance group, focusing on the energy sector from October 2003 to March 2006. Mr. Meloy’s extensive knowledge of the Company’s operational and strategic initiatives and capital investment program, attained from his service as President for two years and Chief Financial Officer for eight years, combined with his experience in the finance industry, brings operational, financial and capital markets experience to the Board.
Paul W. Chung
Beth A. Bowman
Beth A. Bowman has served as a director of the Company and the General Partner since September 2018. Ms. Bowman has served as a director of Sprague Resources GP LLC, the general partner of Sprague Resources LP (“Sprague”), since October 2014, and she currently serves on the Audit Committee of Sprague. Ms. Bowman held management positions at Shell Energy North America (US) L.P. (“Shell Energy”) for 17 years until her retirement in September 2015. While at Shell Energy, she held the roles of Senior Vice President of the West and Mexico and later as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Origination for Shell’s North America business. Prior to joining Shell Energy, Ms. Bowman held management positions at Sempra Energy Trading and Sempra’s San Diego Gas & Electric utility in various areas including trading and marketing, risk management, fuel and power supply, regulatory, finance and engineering. Ms. Bowman also served on the board of the California Power Exchange and the board of the California Foundation of Energy and Environment from 2004 until 2015. Ms. Bowman’s extensive energy industry background, including her experience in origination, commodities markets and risk management enhances the knowledge of the board in these areas of the oil and gas industry.
Lindsey M. Cooksen
Lindsey M. Cooksen has served as a director of the Company and the General Partner since June 1, 2020. Ms. Cooksen has served as the Founder and Managing Director of Cooksen Wealth, LLC, a wealth management firm, since April 2019. She previously held various positions with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management (“Morgan Stanley)” from August 2009 to April 2019. While at Morgan Stanley, she held the roles of Private Wealth Advisor, Family Wealth Director and Portfolio Management Director. She also previously worked for Citigroup Global Investment Bank between July 2005 and August 2007. Ms. Cooksen’s extensive corporate experience in the financial services industry, including wealth management and portfolio construction, tax planning and analysis and risk mitigation brings financial experience and an investor’s perspective to the board.
Charles R. Crisp
Charles R. Crisp has served as a director of the Company since its formation in October 2005 and of the General Partner since March 2016. He also served as a director of an affiliate of the Company during 2004 and 2005. Mr. Crisp was President and Chief Executive Officer of Coral Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company from 1999 until his retirement in November 2000, and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Coral from January 1998 through February 1999. Prior to this, Mr. Crisp served as President of the power generation group of Houston Industries and, between 1988 and 1996, as President and Chief Operating Officer of Tejas. Mr. Crisp is also a director of Southern Company Gas (formerly known as AGL Resources Inc.), a subsidiary of The Southern Company, EOG Resources Inc. and Intercontinental Exchange Inc. Mr. Crisp brings extensive energy experience, a vast understanding of many aspects of our industry and experience serving on the boards of other public companies in the energy industry. His leadership and business experience and deep knowledge of various sectors of the energy industry bring a crucial insight to the board of directors.
Waters Davis, IV
Waters S. Davis, IV has served as director of the Company since July 2015 and of the General Partner since March 2016. Mr. Davis has served as President of National Christian Foundation, Houston since July 2014. Mr. Davis was Executive Vice President of NuDevco LLC (“NuDevco”) from December 2009 to December 2013. Prior to his employment with NuDevco, he served as President of Reliant Energy Retail Services from June 1999 to January 2002 and as Executive Vice President of Spark Energy from April 2007 to November 2009. He previously served as a senior executive at a number of private companies and as an advisor to a private equity firm, providing operational and strategic guidance. Mr. Davis also serves as a director of Milacron Holdings Corp. Mr. Davis brings expertise in the retail energy, midstream and services industries, which enhances his contributions to the board of directors.
Robert B. Evans
Robert B. Evans has served as a director of the Company since March 2016 and of the General Partner since February 2007. Mr. Evans is also a director of New Jersey Resources Corporation and One Gas, Inc. Mr. Evans was a director of Sprague Resources GP LLC until October 2018. Mr. Evans was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy Americas, a business unit of Duke Energy Corp., from January 2004 until his retirement in March 2006. Mr. Evans served as the transition executive for Energy Services, a business unit of Duke Energy, during 2003. Mr. Evans also served as President of Duke Energy Gas Transmission beginning in 1998 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002. Prior to his employment at Duke Energy, Mr. Evans served as Vice President of marketing and regulatory affairs for Texas Eastern Transmission and Algonquin Gas Transmission from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Evans’ extensive experience in the gas transmission and energy services sectors enhances the knowledge of the board in these areas of the oil and gas industry. As a former President and CEO of various operating companies, his breadth of executive experiences is applicable to many of the matters routinely facing the Partnership.
Laura C. Fulton has served as a director of the Company since February 2013 and of the General Partner since March 2016. Ms. Fulton has served as the Vice President Finance of the American Bureau of Shipping since January 2020. Ms. Fulton served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hi-Crush Proppants LLC from April 2012 until December 2019 and Hi-Crush GP LLC, the general partner of Hi-Crush Partners LP, from May 2012 until May 2019 and its successor, HiCrush Inc., from May 2019 to December 2019. On July 12, 2020, Hi-Crush Inc. and each of its direct and indirect wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries (including Hi-Crush Proppants LLC) (collectively, “Hi-Crush”) filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code. On October 9, 2020, Hi-Crush’s Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization was confirmed. From March 2008 to October 2011, Ms. Fulton served as Executive Vice President, Accounting and then Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of AEI Services, LLC (“AEI”), an owner and operator of essential energy infrastructure assets in emerging markets. Prior to AEI, Ms. Fulton spent 12 years with Lyondell Chemical Company in various capacities, including as general auditor responsible for internal audit and the Sarbanes-Oxley certification process, and as the assistant controller. Prior to that, she spent 11 years with Deloitte & Touche in public accounting, with a focus on audit and assurance. As a chief financial officer, general auditor and external auditor, Ms. Fulton brings to the company extensive financial, accounting and compliance process experience. Ms. Fulton’s experience as a financial executive in the energy industry, including her positions with a publicly-traded company and master limited partnership, also brings industry and capital markets experience to the board.
Rene R. Joyce
Rene R. Joyce has served as a director of the Company since its formation in October 2005 and of the General Partner since October 2006. Mr. Joyce previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company and the General Partner between January 2012 and December 2014. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company between October 2005 and December 2011 and the General Partner between October 2006 and December 2011. He also served as an officer and director of an affiliate of the Company during 2004 and 2005 and was a consultant for the affiliate during 2003. Mr. Joyce is a director of Apache Corporation. Mr. Joyce served as a consultant in the energy industry from 2000 through 2003 providing advice to various energy companies and investors regarding their operations, acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Joyce served as President of onshore pipeline operations of Coral Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Shell from 1998 through 1999 and President of energy services of Coral, a subsidiary of Shell which was the gas and power marketing joint venture between Shell and Tejas, during 1999. Mr. Joyce served as President of various operating subsidiaries of Tejas, a natural gas pipeline company, from 1990 until 1998 when Tejas was acquired by Shell. As the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Joyce brings deep experience in the midstream business, expansive knowledge of the oil and gas industry, as well as relationships with chief executives and other senior management at peer companies, customers and other oil and natural gas companies throughout the world. His experience and industry knowledge, complemented by an engineering and legal educational background, enable Mr. Joyce to provide the board with executive counsel on the full range of business, technical, and professional matters.
Joe Bob Perkins
Joe Bob Perkins has served as a director of the Company and the General Partner since January 2012. Mr. Perkins previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company and the General Partner between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the General Partner between January 2012 and March 2020. He also served as President of the Company between the date of its formation on October 2005 and December 2011. Prior to 2005, Mr. Perkins served predecessor Targa companies as President since their founding in 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Perkins served in various leadership roles within the energy industry across several different companies, had employment experience with companies operating in both the midstream and upstream sectors, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company working primarily in energy. Mr. Perkins’ intimate knowledge of all facets of the Company, derived from his past services as Executive Chairman of the Board and as President and Chief Executive Officer, coupled with his broad experience in the energy industry, and specifically in the midstream sector, his engineering and business educational background and his experience with the investment community enable Mr. Perkins to provide a valuable and unique perspective to the Board on a range of business and management matters.
Ershel C. Redd, Jr.
Ershel C. Redd Jr. has served as a director of the Company since February 2011 and of the General Partner since March 2016. Mr. Redd has served as a consultant in the energy industry since 2008 providing advice to various energy companies and investors regarding their operations, acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Redd was President and Chief Executive Officer of El Paso Electric Company, a public utility company, from May 2007 until March 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Redd served in various positions with NRG Energy, Inc., a wholesale energy company, including as Executive Vice President—Commercial Operations from October 2002 through July 2006, as President—Western Region from February 2004 through July 2006, and as a director between May 2003 and December 2003. Mr. Redd served as Vice President of Business Development for Xcel Energy Markets, a unit of Xcel Energy Inc., from 2000 through 2002, and as President and Chief Operating Officer for New Century Energy’s (predecessor to Xcel Energy Inc.) subsidiary, Texas Ohio Gas Company, from 1997 through 2000. Mr. Redd brings to the Company extensive energy industry experience, a vast understanding of varied aspects of the energy industry and experience in corporate performance, marketing and trading of natural gas and natural gas liquids, risk management, finance, acquisitions and divestitures, business development, regulatory relations and strategic planning. His leadership and business experience and deep knowledge of various sectors of the energy industry bring a crucial insight to the board of directors.