Joseph W. Sutton, Director
Joseph W. Sutton was elected as a member of the Board of Directors in May 2013 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee of our General Partner. Mr. Sutton is the founder and owner of Sutton Ventures Group ("SVG") and has many years of energy industry experience. SVG, through its affiliates, has been actively involved as an owner, operator, developer and investor in numerous energy businesses. These include midstream businesses focused on gathering and processing of oil and natural gas, electric power generation, and upstream exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Another affiliate of SVG is Consolidated Asset Management Services ("CAMS"), which is a service business that provides management, operations, accounting and technical capabilities throughout the United States. CAMS is currently involved with more than 60 power plants, 12 exploration and production companies, and several midstream businesses. Prior to forming SVG, Mr. Sutton was Vice Chairman of Enron Corp. He is credited with helping to form Enron's international business and was responsible for developing and managing an international energy portfolio of more than $7 billion in assets. Before joining Enron, Mr. Sutton was a career officer in the U.S. Army and retired at the rank of Colonel. During his time in the Army he held numerous command assignments in armor, armored cavalry, and aviation, served two tours of duty in the Pentagon and was an Army Ranger. Mr. Sutton holds BBA, MS and MBA degrees from Ohio, Indiana, and Long Island Universities, respectively. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Ameresco (NYSE: AMRC), where he is lead Director and serves on the Audit Committee and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee. He currently serves on many not for profit boards of directors. Mr. Sutton is also a Limited Partner in the Houston Texans NFL organization.