Speakers

  • Justin Carlson

    Justin Carlson

    East Daley Capital Advisors, Inc.
    Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

    Justin Carlson is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at East Daley Capital where he leads the team in realizing the underappreciated potential of data to construct the analysis that moves energy markets. Prior to co-founding East Daley in 2014, Mr. Carlson spent over 15 years in data analysis, energy information and consulting across the energy sector. In his previous roles, Carlson lead the natural gas analytics team for Platts Analytics and was a senior member of the leadership team for Bentek Energy, which was acquired by Platts in 2011. During his time with Platts/Bentek, Carlson helped execute numerous transformational market studies and led the development of hundreds of customized analyses regarding asset acquisitions, strategic planning, development projects and other market events in the oil, gas and natural gas liquids’ sectors. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Engineering Management from the Colorado School of Mines.

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    M. Chris Doyle

    Olympus Energy
    President & CEO

    Mr. Chris Doyle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Olympus Energy. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration (HHEX) since 2016. Mr. Doyle previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Chesapeake Energy where he was responsible for the company’s Marcellus and Utica developments in the Appalachian Basin and the Powder River Basin assets in Wyoming. In addition, Mr. Doyle was responsible for Chesapeake’s Marketing, Midstream, Supply Chain, and centralized Operations and Technical Support. Prior to CHK, Mr. Doyle spent 18 years at Anadarko Petroleum in various leadership roles, most recently as Vice President of Operations for the Southern and Appalachia Region. Mr. Doyle holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.

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    Greg Haas

    Stratas Advisors
    Director, Integrated Oil & Gas

    Greg Haas serves as Director of Integrated Energy for Stratas Advisors. Haas leverages 20 years of integrated global energy experience garnered in operating and fundamental research roles at Exxon, at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) and pipeline and power consultancies, and at institutional sell-side investment brokerage firms including Raymond James Financial. Haas holds an MBA from Rice University and mechanical Engineering Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees from the University of Illinois.

  • Matthew Hite

    Matthew Hite

    GPA Midstream Association
    Vice President - Government Affairs

    Matthew Hite is GPA Midstream' s vice president of government affairs and leads the association's federal advocacy activities in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining GPA Midstream in January 2015, Hite served as policy counsel and committee executive to the Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In that role, he handled a variety of environmental issues and also managed the Chamber's Environment and Agriculture Committee, the policymaking body for environmental and agricultural issues and initiatives. Before joining the Chamber, he spent close to a decade working on Capitol Hill. He was senior counsel to Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-OK) on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works where he handled a number of environmental, agency oversight and regulatory issues. Prior to that, he worked on energy and environmental issues for congressional members from Alaska, Idaho and Ohio. Hite holds a Juris Doctor from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester.

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    Wally Kandel

    Solvay Specialty Polymers USA
    Senior Vice President

    Senior Vice President and Specialty Polymer Marietta, Ohio Site Manager for Solvay. Wally worked for Chevron / Chevron Phillips for 20 years before joining Solvay in 2007. He is a co-founder and volunteer Director for Shale Crescent USA, an organization dedicated to Branding and Marketing the Ohio Valley region also known as the Shale Crescent USA for economic development. Wally is a petroleum engineer by degree and has worked in the industry for over 30 years with experience working on 4 continents.

  • Patrice Laporte

    Patrice Laporte

    Siemens
    Vice President Oil and Gas North America Sales

    Bio coming soon.

  • Michael Marr

    Michael Marr

    Shell Chemical Appalachia
    Business Integration Lead

    Bio coming soon.

  • Mark Mathis

    Mark Mathis

    Clear Energy Alliance
    President

    Bio coming soon.

  • Mike Mayon

    Mike Mayon

    Energy Spectrum Capital
    Partner

    Mr. Mayon joined Energy Spectrum in 2011. His primary responsibilities include sourcing new investment opportunities, conducting financial and strategic due diligence and monitoring portfolio company performance. Prior to joining Energy Spectrum, Mr. Mayon was an Associate at Key Principal Partners, a private equity fund that provides mezzanine and equity capital to middle market companies. Mr. Mayon began his career as an investment banker with Banc of America Securities and Growth Capital Partners. Mr. Mayon received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences degrees from Southern Methodist University, and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Frank Murphy

    Frank Murphy

    RW Baird & Co. Inc.
    Co-Head of Energy Group

    Frank joined Baird in 2010 when he co-founded the Energy Group.  Frank has over 30 years of energy industry experience, including ten years as a finance executive with public oil and gas companies and 22 years as an energy focused investment banker.

    Since joining Baird, Frank has been directly or indirectly involved in over 220 energy financing or advisory transactions, primarily for upstream (E&P) and midstream companies. Frank also serves as Secretary, Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Energy Infrastructure Council (formerly the Master Limited Partnership Association), a Washington, DC based trade organization which promotes the interests of midstream companies. Frank has a B.A., Economics from the University of Vermont

  • Jeff Pinter

    Jeff Pinter

    NGL Liquids
    Executive Vice President

    Jeff Pinter joined NGL in 2018 and currently serves as Executive Vice President of Natural Gas Liquids, which includes Centennial Energy, NGL Supply Wholesale, and NGL Liquids Terminals. He joined NGL after 12 years at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he spent nine years on the upstream side of the business, building and developing various unconventional plays from Texas and Wyoming to the Appalachia Basin. He then transferred his skills to Chesapeake Energy Marketing, where he served as Director of Commercial Services and Director of Crude Oil and NGL Marketing. Jeff received his B.A. from Oklahoma State University and his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

  • John Powell

    John Powell

    Crestwood Equity Partners LP
    Senior Vice President Marketing, Supply & Logistics

    Bio coming soon.

  • Stonehenge

    Patrick Redalen

    Stonehenge Energy Resources II, L.P.
    President

    Bio coming soon.

  • Matt Rucker

    Matt Rucker

    Montage Resources
    Executive Vice President, Resource Planning & Development

    Matt serves as Executive Vice President of Resource Planning & Development.  He joined Montage’s predecessor Blue Ridge Mountain Resources in November 2016 as Vice President Development and Planning.  Prior to joining the company, Mr. Rucker served as a Production Superintendent overseeing Chesapeake Energy’s Utica Shale production. As a member of Chesapeake Energy’s Eastern Division leadership team, Mr. Rucker focused on the safe and efficient optimization of production in the Utica Shale and led an operating team of over 45 employees. During his service at Chesapeake Energy, Mr. Rucker held several engineering positions in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Asset Teams, primarily focused on strategic joint ventures, divestitures, acquisitions and resource development planning. Mr. Rucker graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at Marietta College in 2007, where he continues to serve on the Marietta College Industry Advisory Council. Mr. Rucker is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP

    Steven C. Russo

    Greenberg Traurig LLP
    Shareholder and Chair of Environmental Practice

    Steven C. Russo chairs the firm’s New York Environmental Practice. He focuses his practice on environmental law and litigation, environmental permitting, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review, toxic tort litigation, environmental crimes, Brownfields redevelopment, government, energy and the environmental aspects of land use and real estate law.

    Prior to joining the firm, Steven was the Chief Legal Officer of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. There, he supervised approximately 90 attorneys in Albany, as well as the agency’s nine regional offices. He also supervised the agency’s legislative affairs department and Office of Environmental Justice. 

  • Williams Companies

    Ryan Savage

    The Williams Companies Inc.
    Vice President & General Manager, Pennsylvania & New York

    Bio coming soon.

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    Josh Sherman

    Opportune LLP
    Partner

    Josh is the Partner in charge of the Complex Financial Reporting group of Opportune LLP in Houston, including oversight of the firm’s Denver and Tulsa offices. Josh has 20 years of experience in providing clients across the energy spectrum with technical research, capital markets and SEC reporting assistance. Josh and his team of over 30 professionals have led all financial statement and disclosure aspects of the IPO process for over two dozen clients within the E&P, midstream, oilfield service and power sectors. In addition, he assists over 100 clients annually with researching, concluding and reporting for the most complex transactions affecting their businesses. Prior to joining Opportune, Josh worked in the audit and global energy markets department with Deloitte & Touche where he managed the audits of regulated gas and electric utilities, independent power producers and energy trading entities. 

    Josh previously served on the board of directors as Audit Committee Chairman of JP Energy GP II LLC (MLP), Trans Energy Inc. and Voyager Oil & Gas (Emerald Oil). Specifically, as the Lead Independent Director of Trans Energy, Josh initiated and led the company’s successful restructuring and ultimate sale to EQT – a transaction recognized by The M&A Advisor as the 2017 Out-of-Court Restructuring of the Year Over $100 Million.

    Outside of Opportune, Josh has been involved in several community and school activities, including as a past Board Member and Audit Chair of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. Josh currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the American Heart Association’s Paul “Bear” Bryant Award honoring college football’s Coach of the Year. Josh also currently serves on the Dean’s Energy Task Force and Executive Council of the Energy Management Program at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. 

  • Sibal Sunil

    Sunil Sibal

    Seaport Global Securities LLC
    Manager Director, Energy Infrastructure/MLPs

    Sunil has twenty-five years of progressive international experience in the energy sector, most recently at Seaport Global which he joined in 2014 to cover and build-out the firm’s MLP/Midstream Infrastructure Research. Prior to that he was with Citi where he covered the midstream MLPs and built out the various commodity forecast models. Prior to Citi he held roles identifying investment opportunities in the natural resources and energy sector at BofA and Natixis as well as project development and engineering roles at Fluor and ABB Lummus Global (CVX JV). Sunil holds an MBA with High Distinction from Ross School of Business at University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University in India.

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    Chris Tennant

    EnLink Midstream Partners LP
    Senior Vice President, Commercial

    Chris Tennant is Senior Vice President, Commercial for EnLink Midstream, a role in which he is responsible for leading the commercial functions of EnLink’s NGL and crude oil teams. His primary responsibilities include supply acquisition, commercial management of fractionation and logistics assets, downstream delivery of purity products, and business development.  Mr. Tennant joined EnLink Midstream’s predecessor, Crosstex Energy, in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in the natural gas liquids marketplace. During his career, he has held management positions focused on developing and optimizing markets around both owned assets and contracted commercial positions. Previously, Mr. Tennant worked for Chevron Products as team leader of LPG - Global Supply & Trading, where he managed domestic U.S. production and positions, the development of commercial points-of-view and global trading strategies. Before that, Mr. Tennant worked at Dynegy as regional manager – Natural Gas Liquids for the Southwest and Western U.S. regions. Prior to entering the energy industry, Mr. Tennant held a number of financial positions, including regional assistant controller for Cardinal Health Pharmaceuticals.  Mr. Tennant holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

  • Jimmy Vallee

    Jimmy Vallee

    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Partner, M&A and Energy Practice

    Jimmy Vallee is an energy lawyer and partner in the Houston office of global law firm Winston & Strawn LLP. He is recognized as one of Houston’s top energy dealmakers, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate finance and governance issues, handling transactions totaling more than $100 billion. Mr. Vallee represents public and private companies, MLPs, investment banking firms, private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds. A native Texan, he grew up around the East Texas oil fields and attended Lamar University in Beaumont. He earned his law degree at Texas Tech University Law School. He is the author of Giant Shifts: Energy Trends Reshaping America’s Future.

  • Eddie Willets

    Eddie Willets

    Willets Midstream
    CEO

    Bio coming soon.