Board of Directors

Kimberly S. Lubel

Kimberly S. Lubel was appointed Chairman of the Board in October 2014 and Executive Chairman of the Board in February 2016. Ms. Lubel has been member of the board of directors of CST Brands, Inc. since November 2012, chairman of the board of directors of CST Brands, Inc. since April 2013, and has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of CST Brands, Inc. since January 2013. Prior to her roles at CST Brands, Inc., Ms. Lubel served in various executive management roles at Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), including as Executive Vice President and General Counsel from April 2006 to November 2012, where she led complex acquisitions and transactions and oversaw legal, environmental, health and safety, ad valorem tax, government affairs and project execution departments. Ms. Lubel also served as Vice President of Legal Services from January 2003 to April 2006 and Managing Counsel prior to January 2003. During her tenure at Valero Energy Corporation, Ms. Lubel was the lead lawyer on over $18 billion of acquisitions, helping grow the company from a small, regional refiner to one of international scope. Prior to joining Valero Energy Corporation in 1997, Ms. Lubel specialized in mergers and acquisitions with the law firm of Kelly, Hart & Hallman from 1991 to 1997. Since 2011, she has served as a director of the board of WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX), a publicly traded company focusing on extraction of oil and natural gas. Ms. Lubel was named to Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in 2013 and again in 2015, and was named Retail Leader of the Year by Convenience Store News in 2014. 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 Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law. She is also a 2009 graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

Jeremy L. Bergeron

Jeremy L. Bergeron was appointed President of our General Partner in March 2015 and director of the Board in October 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 Brands, Inc. since its spin-off from Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) in 2013. Mr. Bergeron was with Valero Energy Corporation for 17 years and held several positions, including Vice President of Insurance and Corporate Safety Director. He earned a Bachelor degree in 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.

Gene Edwards

Gene Edwards was appointed as a director of the Board and chairman of the conflicts committee in October 2014. Mr. Edwards served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) until his retirement in April 2014. Mr. Edwards began his 32-year career with Valero Energy Corporation as an Analyst in Planning & Economics and spent his tenure with Valero Energy Corporation in various managerial positions, including Planning and Economics, Refinery Operations, Business Development, and Marketing. He was a director of the board of directors of CST Brands, Inc. from May 2013 until December 2013. Mr. Edwards has served as a director of the board of Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) since June 2014 where he serves as a member of the audit committee and compensation committee. He also serves as a director of the board 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 Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Justin A. Gannon

Justin A. Gannon was appointed as a director of the Board and chairman of the audit committee in October 2014. Mr. Gannon has acted as an independent consultant and private investor since September 2013. From February 2003 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 January 2010 through June 2011, Office Managing Partner in Houston, Texas from August 2007 through June 2011 and Office Managing Partner in Kansas City, Missouri from August 2005 to July 2007. From 1971 through 2002, Mr. Gannon worked at Arthur Andersen LLP. Since December 1, 2014, Mr. Gannon has served on the board of directors of California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) where he serves as chair of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee. He is a former chairman of the board 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 California (inactive) and Texas.

Clayton E. Killinger

Clayton E. Killinger was appointed as a director of our Board in October 2014. Mr. Killinger has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2015. He has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at CST Brands, Inc. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CST Brands, Inc. effective January 1, 2013. Previously, he served in various roles at Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), including as Senior Vice President and Controller from July 2007 until January 2013 and as Vice President and Controller from January 2003 until July 2007. Prior to joining Valero Energy Corporation in December 2001, Mr. Killinger was a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP, having joined that firm in 1983. Mr. Killinger is a Certified Public Accountant, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. 

John B. Reilly, III

John B. Reilly, III was appointed as a director of the Board in May 2012. Mr. Reilly has also served as the President of City Center Investment Corp since October 2011. Prior thereto he was President of Landmark Communities and Managing Partner of Traditions of America since 2009. Mr. Reilly has thirty 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 V. Topper, Jr.

Joseph V. Topper, Jr. served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Partner from December 2011 to March 26, 2015. Mr. Topper resigned as President effective March 26, 2015 and his term as Chief Executive Officer ended on September 30, 2015. Mr. Topper also served as chairman of the Board from January 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. Mr. Topper has 26 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 CST Brands, Inc., the board of trustees for Villanova University and the board of directors for Lehigh Valley PBS. He is the past President of the board of directors for Lehigh Valley PBS and the Lehigh Valley PBS Foundation. He also served as a board member for the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown. Mr. Topper holds a Master’s degree 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.