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Executive Officers

Jack A. Fusco
President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2016
(see Board of Directors)
 

Michael Wortley
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2016

Mr. Wortley joined Cheniere in February 2005 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2014 to September 2016. Mr. Wortley currently serves as a Director and the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere and the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. He also serves as a Director and the Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC. Mr. Wortley served as Vice President-Strategy and Risk of Cheniere from January 2013 to January 2014. He served as Vice President-Business Development of Cheniere and President of Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, from September 2011 to January 2013. He served as Vice President-Strategic Planning from January 2009 to September 2011 and Manager-Strategic New Business from August 2007 to January 2009. Prior to joining Cheniere in February 2005, Mr. Wortley spent five years in oil and gas corporate development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Wortley began his career as an Internal Auditor with Union Pacific Resources Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company subsequently acquired by Anadarko. Mr. Wortley received a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
 

Anatol Feygin
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since September 2016

Mr. Feygin joined Cheniere in March 2014 as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development. Mr. Feygin also serves as a Director of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Feygin worked with Loews Corporation from November 2007 to March 2014, most recently as their Vice President, Energy Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Loews, Mr. Feygin spent three years at Bank of America as Head of Global Commodity Strategy. Mr. Feygin began his career at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. as Senior Analyst, Natural Gas Pipelines and Distributors. Mr. Feygin earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and his M.B.A. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU.
 

Tom Bullis
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since September 2016

Mr. Bullis joined Cheniere in September 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  Mr. Bullis brings over forty years of business management experience across the energy sector, with a specialization in power and gas distribution, transmission, generation and strategic business alignment. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Bullis was a senior executive at Calpine Corporation and Texas Genco holding diverse Operational, Business Management and Human Resources roles. Mr. Bullis earned a B.A. in Business from Saint Mary’s College of California.

 

Ed Lehotsky
Senior Vice President, Engineering and Construction since September 2016

Mr. Lehotsky joined Cheniere in May 2003 and served as Vice President of LNG Project Management during construction and start-up of the Sabine Pass LNG terminal. Mr. Lehotsky serves as Senior Vice President, LNG Engineering and Construction of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and President of Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC. Mr. Lehotsky has the overall responsibility of engineering, construction, and start-up of the liquefaction facilities at both Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi, as well as development of other LNG related facilities for Cheniere. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Lehotsky held various positions at KBR and its predecessor companies for 25 years, with the majority of his experience dealing with LNG engineering and construction of liquefaction and regasification facilities internationally and domestically. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

 

Doug Shanda
Senior Vice President, Operations since September 2016

Mr. Shanda joined Cheniere in October 2012 as Vice President, Sabine Pass Operations leading the effort to prepare for liquefaction operations.  His role was expanded to include Corpus Christi Operations in 2015.  Mr. Shanda currently serves as a Director of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC. Mr. Shanda serves as President of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Senior Vice President, Terminal Operations of Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC. Mr. Shanda is responsible for safe, reliable operations at Cheniere's LNG terminals. Mr. Shanda has been professionally involved in the power, chemical, petrochemical, refining and LNG industries for over 22 years. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Shanda served as the Senior Project Engineer, Technical Manager and Plant Manager of the PERU LNG liquefaction plant in Melchorita, Peru where he was responsible for the overall management of the facility including production, marine, maintenance, technical services, EHS, security and administration. Mr. Shanda has 22 years of experience in project management and operations management. He has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.

 

Chad J. Zamarin
Senior Vice President, Pipeline since September 2016

Mr. Zamarin joined Cheniere in April 2014 as Vice President, Pipeline. As Senior Vice President, Pipeline, Mr. Zamarin oversees the pipeline and midstream businesses, ensuring safe and reliable supply of natural gas to Cheniere’s LNG terminals.  Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Zamarin was Chief Operating Officer of NiSource Midstream, and prior to that was Vice President of Engineering for NiSource’s Columbia Pipeline Group. Prior to joining NiSource, Mr. Zamarin held leadership positions at Panhandle Eastern, General Electric and Colonial Pipeline.  Mr. Zamarin was appointed by then Secretary of Transportation, Ray Lahood and currently serves on the Department of Transportation’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee.  Mr. Zamarin also serves on the Board of Directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.  Mr. Zamarin has a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.

 

Sean N. Markowitz
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since September 2016

Mr. Markowitz joined Cheniere in October 2015 as Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.  Mr. Markowitz served as Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from June 2016 to September 2016.  Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Markowitz served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Sizmek, Inc. (and its predecessor company, Digital Generation, Inc.) from August 2012 to May 2015. Prior to joining Digital Generation, Inc., Mr. Markowitz served as Chief Legal Counsel—Commercial for Alon USA Energy, Inc. from August 2010 to August 2012 (and as Assistant General Counsel from December 2008 to July 2010). From January 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Markowitz served as Counsel—Corporate Acquisitions and Finance for Electronic Data Systems Corporation which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company in August 2008. Mr. Markowitz's earlier career experience includes service with the law firms of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. (now a part of Norton Rose Fulbright), Hughes & Luce L.L.P. (now a part of K&L Gates LLP) and Andrews Kurth LLP. Mr. Markowitz earned his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Corey Grindal
Senior Vice President, Gas Supply since September 2016

Mr. Grindal joined Cheniere in June of 2013 as Vice President of Supply. Mr. Grindal was brought in to develop the required infrastructure needed for firm and reliable deliveries to Cheniere’s LNG terminals, establish the required relationships with the United States’ producer community, and set up the needed systems, processes, and personnel for Cheniere to be the premier United States LNG exporter.  Mr. Grindal has 23 years of experience in pipeline construction and operations, project management, and natural gas and power trading. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Grindal was with Deutsche Bank and was responsible for physical and financial trading.  Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Grindal held positions with Louis Dreyfus and the Tenneco/ El Paso companies. Mr. Grindal holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

 


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