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Board of Directors & Executive Officers

Board of Directors Executive Officers

Executive Officers

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

 

Michael Wortley
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Michael Wortley has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2016. Mr. Wortley joined Cheniere in February 2005. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2014 to September 2016. He served as Vice President, Strategy and Risk of Cheniere from January 2013 to January 2014 and 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. Mr. Wortley serves as a director and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC (“Cheniere Partners”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheniere and the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. 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 (“Anadarko”), a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Wortley began his career 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

Anatol Feygin has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since September 2016. Mr. Feygin joined Cheniere in March 2014 as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. Mr. Feygin also currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Cheniere Partners. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Feygin worked with Loews Corporation from November 2007 to March 2014, most recently as its Vice President, Energy Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Loews, Mr. Feygin spent three years at Bank of America, most recently as Head of Global Commodity Strategy. Mr. Feygin began his banking 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 an M.B.A. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

 

Tom Bullis
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Bullis joined Cheniere in September 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.  Mr. Bullis brings over 40 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.

 

Sean N. Markowitz
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Sean N. Markowitz has served as 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. Mr. Markowitz also currently serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cheniere Partners. 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 (now a part of Hunton 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.

 

Doug Shanda 
Senior Vice President, Operations

Douglas Shanda has served as 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 and Senior Vice President, Operations of Cheniere Partners. 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 25 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 over 25 years of experience in project management and operations management. Mr. Shanda also serves as a director for The Alley Theatre and The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). He has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.

 

David Craft
Senior Vice President, Engineering and Construction

David Craft has served as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Construction since October 2018. Mr. Craft joined Cheniere in July 2015 as Director, Project Management. Mr. Craft served as Vice President, Major Project Development from July 2017 to September 2018. Mr. Craft is responsible for engineering, construction, and start-up of the liquefaction facilities at our projects in both Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi, as well as development of other LNG related facilities including Upstream Infrastructure for Cheniere. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Craft held senior construction and project management roles in the FEED, design, construction, and commissioning of offshore topsides production facilities and subsea jackets and stick-built and modular LNG plants in Australia for Woodside Energy and BG/Shell. Mr. Craft brings over 40-years of experience in the oil and gas industry from all over the world including the U.S., Canada, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Holland, and New Zealand. Mr. Craft earned a Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing from Massey University of New Zealand. Mr. Craft is a registered member of the Institute of Professional Engineers (New Zealand).

 

 

Corey Grindal
Senior Vice President, Gas Supply

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.

 

Christopher Smith
Senior Vice President, Policy, Government and Public Affairs

Mr. Smith joined Cheniere in November 2017 as Senior Vice President for Policy, Government and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Smith was the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he led the department’s policy, international engagement, and research and development programs for fossil energy. During that time, he also served as the designated federal official for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Prior to his roles in federal government, Mr. Smith served in managerial and analytical positions at Chevron and Texaco, focused primarily on upstream business development and LNG trading. Mr. Smith began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army and served tours in Korea and Hawaii. He subsequently worked for Citibank and JPMorgan in New York City and London. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Cambridge University.

 

Ed Lehotsky
Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor

Ed Lehotsky served as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Construction until October 2018. 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 served as Senior Vice President, LNG Engineering and Construction of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and President of Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC. 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.


Last updated 10/22/18
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