Gerald A. Tywoniuk, Director
Gerald A. Tywoniuk was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of our General Partner in May 2011. Mr. Tywoniuk also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of our General Partner. With regard to the Audit Committee, he also qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert.” Mr. Tywoniuk has more than 30 years of management, finance and accounting experience and has held various positions in public-energy master limited partnerships. Mr. Tywoniuk also serves as a director of the General Partner of Oxford Resource Partners LP. In addition to his board of director roles, Mr. Tywoniuk provides interim and project CFO services. Most recently, he has served as part-time Sr. Consultant to the CFO and interim Senior Vice President, Finance of Ciber Inc., a global information technology services company, since May 2010. From June 2008 until August 2013, he held various management and finance roles, including Plan Representative, acting Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Energy Resources Ltd., an oil production company. He previously served as CFO of Pacific Energy Partners LP, an oil and refined products pipeline and storage partnership (2002 to 2006), and MarkWest Energy Partners LP and its predecessor, principally a natural gas and liquids midstream services partnership (1997 to 2002). Mr. Tywoniuk received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant.