Management

Jeremy L. Bergeron, President

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 management positions with increasing levels of responsibility. 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.

David F. Hrinak, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

David F. Hrinak was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of our General Partner in October 2014. Previously, he served as President of our General Partner since May 2012. Mr. Hrinak was the President of DMI from September 2010 until May 2012. From 2005 until September 2010, Mr. Hrinak served as the Vice President of Wholesale for DMI. Mr. Hrinak has 36 years of experience in the wholesale and retail fuel distribution business. Prior to joining DMI, Mr. Hrinak was the Branded Wholesale Manager at ConocoPhillips.

Clayton E. Killinger, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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. 

Hamlet T. Newsom, Jr., Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary

Hamlet T. Newsom, Jr. was appointed Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of our General Partner in March 2015. Mr. Newsom previously served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of iHeartMedia, Inc., iHeartCommunications, Inc., iHeartMedia Capital I, LLC and Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. from August 2009 until March 2015. Mr. Newsom holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Law School and a Bachelor degree in History from Duke University.

John Hooven, Vice President, Operations

Mr. Hooven was appointed Vice President of Operations in June 2015 and has served as an officer of our general partner since July 2014. From April 2009 until July 2014, Mr. Hooven served as Vice President of Wholesale Distribution of Dunne Manning Inc. (formerly known as Lehigh Gas Corporation). From July 2008 until April 2009, he served as Vice President of Operations of Dunne Manning. Prior to joining Dunne Manning, Mr. Hooven worked at Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of LUKOIL, where he served as regional Sales Manager from May 2004 until July 2008. Mr. Hooven has over 35 years of experience in the wholesale and retail fuel distribution business. He spent more than 20 years at Mobil Oil Corporation, where he held various marketing positions along the East Coast. Mr. Hooven holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management from Temple University. 

Steven M. Stellato, Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Steven M. Stellato was appointed Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in June 2015. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Stellato served as Vice President and Controller of Energy Transfer Partners, LP (“Energy Transfer”). Prior to joining Energy Transfer, Mr. Stellato was a Senior Manager at the public accounting firm of KPMG LLP from 2001 to 2009, focusing on clients in the energy industry. Before joining KPMG LLP, Mr. Stellato held various management positions with a large retail grocery company in South Texas for over 10 years. Mr. Stellato is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Evan Smith, Vice President and Treasurer

Evan Smith became Vice President and Treasurer of CST Brands Inc. in April 2015. Evan has more than twenty years of finance and capital markets experience including work as an investment fund manager with US Global Investors in San Antonio, a sell-side equity research analyst with Sanders Morris Harris in Houston, and a valuation consultant for Arthur Andersen in Houston where he began his career in 1994. He also serves on the board of the CFA Society of San Antonio and The Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at UT San Antonio. Evan has been a CFA charter holder since 2001 and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

George W. Wilkins, Vice President, Wholesale East

Mr. Wilkins was appointed Vice President of Wholesale East of our general partner in July 2014. He previously served as Wholesale General Manager of Lehigh Gas since March 2012, where he was responsible for growing and developing our network of dealer-operated locations.  Mr. Wilkins has more than 17 years of diverse experience working for major oil companies. Prior to joining Lehigh Gas in 2011, he worked for LUKOIL North America, where he served as Director of Wholesale Operations and Marketing, and earlier as Brand Manager. He served as East Coast Marketing Manager for ConocoPhillips, and he has held a series of award-winning sales positions, including Regional Strategy Manager for Mobil Oil Corporation. Mr. Wilkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Villanova University.

Steve Mercurio, Vice President, Wholesale West

Mr. Mercurio was appointed Vice President of Wholesale West of our general partner in April 2015. Since joining Lehigh Gas Corporation in 2006, Mr. Mercurio has held numerous executive and leadership positions in the wholesale fuel and operations areas. Most recently he managed the company’s relationships with eight diverse global oil brands and coordinated their strategic marketing programs with our wholesale field sales network. Mr. Mercurio has 38 years of experience in the petroleum industry having worked at Mobil and ConocoPhillips.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Pace University in New York.