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We are committed to strong and sustainable corporate governance, which promotes the long-term interests of our unitholders, strengthens board and management accountability and helps build trust in our company. Due to this commitment, we will transition to a publicly elected board further enhancing the number of independent board members. Corporate governance at Crestwood starts with an effective board structure supported by clearly articulated policies that drive management systems and processes. We also believe having diverse perspectives on a Board of Directors is critical to effectively addressing challenges, capitalizing on opportunities and mitigating risks. Members of the board are assigned to committees in order to provide oversight of company policies and certain business decisions.

Board of Directors

Robert G. Phillips , ,

, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Robert G. Phillips currently serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestwood Equity Partners LP, which he founded in October 2010.  

Mr. Phillips has more than 42 years’ experience in the energy industry.  He previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Prior to Enterprise, Mr. Phillips served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P., and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastex Energy, Inc. 

Mr. Phillips has previously served as a director of Pride International, Inc., Enterprise Products Partners L.P., Enterprise GP Holdings L.P., Eastex Energy, Inc. and Bonavista Energy Corporation.  He is currently serving on the board of directors of the Energy Infrastructure Council.  Mr. Phillips is a frequent contributor to CNBC and FOX Business News. 

Mr. Phillips holds a B.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law.

Alvin Bledsoe , ,

Alvin Bledsoe was appointed to the Board of Directors of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC in July 2007. He was appointed to the Boards of Directors of Crestwood Equity GP LLC and Crestwood Midstream GP LLC on October 7, 2013. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Mr. Bledsoe served as a certified public accountant for 33 years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Mr. Bledsoe currently serves as a director and as Chair of the audit committee of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (NYSE:SXC) and as a director of Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR). At Crestwood, he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.

Warren H. Gfeller , ,

Warren H. Gfeller was appointed to the Board of Directors of Crestwood Equity GP LLC (formerly Inergy GP, LLC) in July 2001 and the Board of Directors of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC (formerly NRGM GP, LLC) in December 2011. In addition, Mr. Gfeller currently serves on the Board of HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. He was recently appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Advisory Committee as well as Commissioner for Kansas Wildlife Parks and Tourism. He serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.

Janeen S. Judah , ,

Janeen S. Judah was appointed to the Board of Directors of Crestwood Equity GP LLC in November 2018. She currently serves as a director at Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTN) and Aethon Energy. Ms. Judah previously held numerous leadership positions at Chevron including general manager for Chevron's Southern Africa business unit, president of Chevron Environmental Management Company and general manager, Reservoir and Production Engineering for Chevron Energy Technology Company (NYSE:CVX). She is Chair of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

David Lumpkins , ,

David Lumpkins was appointed to the Board of Directors of Crestwood Equity GP LLC in November 2015 after serving on the Board of Directors of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC since October 2013. He previously served as a director at Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC, the General Partners of Westlake Chemical Partners LP (NYSE: WLKP). He was the co-founder, and currently serves as Chairman, of PetroLogistics II LLC, the next iteration of PetroLogistics LP after it was sold to Flint Hills Resources LLC in July 2014. He serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

John J. Sherman , ,

John J. Sherman was appointed to the Board of Directors of Crestwood Equity GP LLC (formerly Inergy GP, LLC) in July 2001 and the Board of Directors of Crestwood Midstream GP LLC (formerly NRGM GP, LLC) in December 2011. Mr. Sherman is the former Chief Executive Officer and President of Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P. and served in those positions until June 2013. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club.

Frances M. Vallejo , ,

Frances M. Vallejo was appointed to the Board of Directors of Crestwood Equity GP LLC in February 2021. She currently serves as a director at Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC). Ms. Vallejo is a former executive officer of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) where she held a variety of leadership positions including vice president of corporate planning and development and vice president and treasurer. At Crestwood, she serves as a member of the Audit, Finance and Sustainability Committee.

Board Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee’s primary purpose is to assist the Board in overseeing the integrity of the Partnership’s financial statements, the independent auditor’s qualifications, independence and performance, the performance of the internal audit function, and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. In performing its duties, the Audit Committee maintains an open avenue of communication with the Board, the independent auditor, the internal auditors and management.

Audit Committee Charter

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee was appointed by the Board for the purposes of making recommendations to the Board with respect to the compensation of the chief executive officer and other executive officers, administering the equity-based compensation plans and reviewing the compensation related disclosures in the Partnership’s annual report on Form 10-K.

Compensation Committee Charter

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee was appointed by the Board to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities across the principal areas of corporate finance and risk management.

Finance Committee Charter

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee was established in November 2018 to provide oversight of Crestwood’s sustainability initiatives and will ensure that environmental, social and governance risks are incorporated into its long-term business strategy. The Sustainability Committee will also oversee the development of Crestwood’s sustainability strategy, as well as review and ultimately approve the annual sustainability report.

Sustainability Committee Charter

Board Committee Membership

Contact the Board

Crestwood Board of Directors
c/o Corporate Secretary
Crestwood Equity Partners LP
811 Main St., Suite 3400
Houston, Texas 77002

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