Boards of Directors
Below are the members of the boards of directors for Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. (EECI), the general partner of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (EEQ), which manages the business and affairs of the Partnership.
Jeffrey A. Connelly is chairman of the boards effective July 2012. Mr. Connelly was elected a director of EECI and EEQ in January 2003. Prior to his election as chairman, Mr. Connelly served as the chairman of the boards' Audit, Finance & Risk Committees. Mr. Connelly served as executive vice president of Coastal Corporation from 1995 to 2001 and as president of ANR Pipeline Company and ANR Storage Company from 1992 to 1994. He held various other positions within Coastal and its subsidiaries from 1980 to 1995, including treasurer.
J. Herb England was elected a director of the boards of EECI and EEQ in July 2010 and was elected as the chairman of the boards’ Audit, Finance and Risk Committees on July 30, 2012. Mr. England has been chair and chief executive officer of Stahlman-England Irrigation Inc. (contracting company) in southwest Florida since 2000. Previously, Mr. England was the chief executive officer of Sweet Ripe Drinks Ltd. and held various executive positions with John Labatt Limited in the food, dairy and brewing industries. Mr. England has served on the Enbridge Inc. board of directors since 2007.
J. Richard Bird was elected a director of EECI and EEQ in October 2012. Mr. Bird served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development of Enbridge Inc. from January 1, 2009 until October 15, 2014 and as Executive Vice President Corporate Development until retirement at the end of the first quarter of 2015. He has held various managerial positions with the company since 1995, when he joined Enbridge Inc. as vice president and treasurer, including executive vice president, Liquids Pipelines and senior vice president, Corporate Planning and Development. Prior to joining Enbridge Inc., Mr. Bird held senior financial executive positions at a number of other public companies. Mr. Bird served as president of EECI from July 2000 to June 2001 and from January 2003 to January 2008 he held several positions with EECI and EEQ, including vice president and executive vice president – Liquids Pipelines, and group vice president – Liquids Transportation. Mr. Bird has previously served as a Director of EECI and EEQ.
C. Gregory Harper was elected executive vice president, Gas Pipelines and Processing, of EEQ in April 2014 and appointed to the Enbridge Energy Management L.L.C. and Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., Boards of Directors in January 2014, when he joined Enbridge as President, Gas Pipelines and Processing, at Enbridge Inc. As the head of Enbridge’s natural gas business, Mr. Harper brings deep and proven operational, commercial, and developmental experience, thanks to an extensive background in the natural gas industry. Based in Houston, Mr. Harper joined Enbridge from Southwest Energy, where he served as Senior Vice President, Midstream, and also held senior leadership positions with CenterPoint Energy, Spectra Energy and Duke Energy. In 2013, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). Mr. Harper serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business, and is also Chairman of the board of directors of Theatre Under the Stars.
D. Guy Jarvis was elected as a director and as executive vice president, Gas Pipelines and Processing of EEQ and EECI in March 2014. He was appointed president of Liquids Pipelines at Enbridge Inc. in March 2014, assuming responsibility for all of Enbridge’s crude oil and liquids pipeline businesses across North America. Mr. Jarvis previously held the title of chief commercial officer for Liquids Pipelines, with responsibility for strategic and integrated services, customer service, finance, business and market development. Prior to his work in Liquids Pipelines, he served as president, Gas Distribution, providing overall leadership to Enbridge Gas Distribution, Canada’s largest natural gas utility, as well as Enbridge Gas New Brunswick, Gazifère and St. Lawrence Gas. Previously at Enbridge, Mr. Jarvis served as senior vice president, Investor Relations and Enterprise Risk; senior vice president, Business Development; vice president, Upstream Development for Enbridge Pipelines Inc.; and vice president, Gas Services for Enbridge Inc.
Mark A. Maki was elected president and principal executive officer of EEQ and a director of EECI and EEQ in October 2010. Mr. Maki previously served as vice president, Finance and principal financial officer for EEQ and EECI. Mr. Maki has held various other managerial and accounting positions with the company since 1986, when he joined Enbridge’s Lakehead Pipeline group. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships and formerly served on and chaired the Audit Subcommittee of the American Petroleum Institute.
Stephen J. Neyland was elected a director of the boards of EECI and EEQ in February 2017. Until his election as a director, Mr. Neyland served EECI and EEQ and various Enbridge U.S. subsidiaries as Vice President – Finance since October of 2010, being responsible for financial operations, reporting, risk management, audit functions and controls of all of Enbridge’s U.S. subsidiaries. In September 2016, Mr. Neyland began to provide financial oversight for Enbridge natural gas related gas assets in Canada and joint ventures; he serves as a director on the Alliance and Aux Sable boards. He was previously Controller for EECI and EEQ since September 2006, having joined Enbridge in 2001 from Koch Midstream Services where he held the position of Controller. Mr. Neyland has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry, including positions at Koch Industries, KCS Energy Co. and Arthur Andersen & Co.
Laura Buss Sayavedra was elected a director of the Boards of EECI, EEQ and Midcoast Holdings in February 2017. Also in February 2017, Ms. Sayavedra was appointed as the Vice President of Sponsored Vehicles of Spectra Energy Partners GP, LLC (the “Spectra General Partner”), the general partner of Spectra Energy Partners (DE) GP, LP, which is the general partner of Spectra Energy Partners, LP. Ms. Sayavedra served as Vice President and Treasurer for Spectra Energy Corp from January 2014 to February 2017. Ms. Sayavedra previously served as Vice President-Strategy for Spectra Energy Corp in 2013, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Spectra General Partner from 2008 to 2013, and as Vice President, Strategic Development and Analysis of Spectra Energy Corp from 2007 to 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Sayavedra served as a Vice President of Operations & Analytics of Duke Energy North America, and also served in various finance and business development roles of increasing responsibility.
John K. Whelen was elected a director of EECI and EEQ in October 2014. Mr. Whelen currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Enbridge Inc. He has held various managerial positions with the company since 1982 with increasing responsibility, including treasury, risk management, corporate planning and development, and financial reporting. He joined Enbridge Inc. as Manager of Treasury at Consumers Gas (now Enbridge Gas Distribution). Mr. Whelen previously served as the chief financial officer, and then president, of Enbridge Income Fund.
Dan A. Westbrook was elected a director of EECI and EEQ in October 2007 and is a member of the boards' Audit, Finance & Risk Committees. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Westbrook served as president of BP China Gas, Power & Upstream and as vice-chairman of the board of directors of Dapeng LNG, a Sino joint venture between BP subsidiary CNOOC Gas & Power Ltd. and other Chinese companies. He held executive positions with BP in Argentina, Houston, Russia, Chicago and The Netherlands before retiring from the company in January 2006. From August 2002 to June 2004, Mr. Westbrook served as director and chairman of the finance committee of the International School of Beijing. He also serves on the board of SandRidge Energy, as well as on the board of the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation in Albuquerque, NM. He is a former director of Ivanhoe Mines, an international mining company, Synenco Energy Inc., a Calgary-based oil sands company and of Knowledge Systems Inc., a privately held U.S. company that provides software and consultant services to the oil and gas industry.
William S. Waldheim was elected as a director of EECI and EEQ in February 2016. He previously served as President of DCP Midstream Partners LP where he had overall responsibility for Partnership affairs including commercial, trading and business development until his retirement in 2015. Prior to this Mr. Waldheim was President of Midstream Marketing and Logistics for DCP Midstream and managed natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids marketing and logistics. From 2005 to 2008 he was Group Vice President of commercial for DCP Midstream managing its upstream and downstream commercial business. Mr. Waldheim started his professional career in 1978 with Champlin Petroleum as an auditor and financial analyst and served in roles involving NGL and crude oil distribution and marketing. He served as Vice President of NGL and Crude Oil Marketing for Union Pacific Fuels from 1987 until 1998 at which time they were acquired by DCP.