Kimberly S. Lubel
Mrs. Lubel has been the Chairman and a member of the board of CST Brands since November 2012 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and President since January 1, 2013. Mrs. Lubel previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Valero Energy Corporation, a position she held from October 2008 until her election to her position with CST Brands. Mrs. Lubel joined Valero in 1997 and served as Managing Counsel and Vice President of Legal Services until January 2003, was promoted to Valero’s Vice President of Legal Services serving in this capacity from January 2003 to April 2006 and then served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Valero from April 2006 until November 2012. Mrs. Lubel was elected Executive Vice President of Retail Marketing in November 2012. Before joining Valero, Mrs. Lubel specialized in mergers and acquisitions with the law firm of Kelly, Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth. She also serves as a Director of WPX Energy, Inc. since December 31, 2011. Ms. Lubel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and International Studies from Miami University (Ohio), Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Baylor University, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. Mrs. Lubel is a 2009 graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.
Mr. Bergeron was appointed President of the general partner on March 26, 2015. Prior to his current position, Mr. Bergeron served as the Senior Vice President of Integration & Development Operations for CST Brands, Inc. and he served as Vice President and Treasurer for CST since its spin-off from Valero Energy Corporation. Mr. Bergeron was with Valero for 17 years and held several positions, including Corporate Safety Director and Vice President of Insurance. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Information Systems from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a 2014 graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.
Mr. Edwards served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Valero Energy Corporation until his retirement in April 2014. Mr. Edwards began his 32-year career with Valero as an Analyst in Planning & Economics and spent his tenure with Valero in various managerial positions Planning and Economics, Refinery Operations, Business Development, and Marketing. He was a director of the board of directors of CST Brands from May 2013 until December 2013. Mr. Edwards has served as a director of Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) since June 2014 where he serves as a member of the audit committee and compensation committee. He has also served as a director of PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) since July 2014 where he serves on the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Justin A. Gannon
Mr. Gannon has acted as an independent consultant and private investor since September 2013. From February 2013 through August 2013, Mr. Gannon served in various roles at Grant Thornton LLP, including as National Leader of Merger and Acquisition Development from June 2011 through August 2013, Central Region Managing Partner from October 2009 through May 2011, Office Managing Partner in Houston, Texas from May 2007 through May 2011 and Office Managing Partner in Kansas City, Missouri from August 2004 to May 2007. From 1971 through 2002, Mr. Gannon worked at Arthur Anderson LLP, including as an Audit Partner for 21 years. Effective November 30, 2014, Mr. Gannon will serve on the board of directors of California Resources Corporation. He is a former chairman of the boards of directors of American Red Cross Chapters in the Tulsa, Oklahoma and San Antonio, Texas areas. Mr. Gannon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and California.
Mr. Killinger serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner. Mr. Killinger is also Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of CST Brands, Inc. He joined CST Brands, Inc. in January 2013 after over 11 years of service with Valero. Prior to joining CST Brands, Mr. Killinger served as Valero's Senior Vice President and Controller since 2007 and Vice President and Controller since 2001. Before that, Mr. Killinger was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, with service there from 1983 through December 2001. Mr. Killinger is a Certified Public Accountant, with his B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Mr. Killinger serves on the Board of Directors of our general partner since October 2014.
John B. Reilly, III
Mr. Reilly was appointed as a director of the general partner in May 2012. Mr. Reilly has also served as the President of City Center Investment Corp since October 2011. Prior to that, he was President of Landmark Communities and Managing Partner of Traditions of America since 2009. Mr. Reilly has 30 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate development and planning, finance management and law. Mr. Reilly serves as a trustee of Lafayette College and also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Lehigh Valley Health Network. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University Law School and a bachelor degree in economics from Lafayette College. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Joseph Topper, Jr.
Mr. Topper was Chief Executive Officer of the general partner until September 30, 2015. Mr. Topper has 25 years of management experience in the wholesale and retail fuel distribution business. In 1987, Mr. Topper purchased his family's retail fuel business and five years later founded our predecessor, where he has been the Chief Executive Officer since 1992. Mr. Topper currently serves on the Board of Directors of our general partner, the Board of Trustees of Villanova University as Vice Chair, and the Board of Lehigh Valley PBS. He is the past President of the board for Lehigh Valley PBS and the Lehigh Valley PBS Foundation and previously served as a board member for the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown. Mr. Topper holds a master of Business Administration degree from Lehigh University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University. Mr. Topper is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Topper and his wife, Maureen, have four children.