Management

Charles Nifong, President and Chief Executive Officer 

Mr. Nifong was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Partner, effective November 19, 2019. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Nifong was the President of Dunne Manning Stores, Inc., a convenience store operator and wholesale fuel provider. Mr. Nifong served as the Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Finance for the Partnership from 2013 through 2015. Before joining the Partnership, Mr. Nifong worked for more than nine years in investment banking as a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked on an extensive range of capital markets and mergers and acquisitions advisory assignments. Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr. Nifong served as a Captain in the United States Army in armor and reconnaissance units. Mr. Nifong holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Highest Honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia.

Eric Javidi, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Javidi was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the General Partner effective November 5, 2020. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mr. Javidi was the President and CEO of Southcross Holdings GP LLC, a privately owned energy infrastructure company focused on natural gas gathering, treating, processing and transportation services. Southcross Holdings also owned the general partner of Southcross Holdings, L.P. Prior to joining Southcross Holdings, Mr. Javidi was a Managing Director at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., where he focused primarily on public and private equity investments in the energy infrastructure space. Prior to Kayne Anderson, Mr. Javidi worked as an investment banker at UBS, Barclays and Lehman Brothers, most recently as an Executive Director in UBS’ energy investment banking group. As an investment banker, Mr. Javidi focused on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions assignments in the energy infrastructure space. Mr. Javidi holds a bachelor’s degree with majors in Economics and Psychology from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, with emphases in Finance & Accounting and Financial Analysis.

Jonathan E. Benfield, Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Benfield was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of the General Partner effective November 5, 2020. Mr. Benfield has over 20 years of public and corporate accounting experience and has served in a variety of roles since joining CrossAmerica in 2012, most recently as Interim Chief Financial Officer and, prior to that, Director of Finance. Before joining CrossAmerica, Mr. Benfield worked for four years at PPL Corporation, most recently as Manager of Financial Reporting. He also worked for nine years at Ernst & Young, most recently as Senior Manager in the audit practice. He served on the Board of Trustees of Bally Savings Bank from 2004 to 2012, including as Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Benfield is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Kutztown University.

David F. Hrinak, Vice President of Operations

Mr. Hrinak was appointed Vice President of Operations of the General Partner, effective November 19, 2019. Mr. Hrinak previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the General Partner from 2014 until June 2017 and served as President of the General Partner from May 2012 to October 2014. He previously served as an Officer of Dunne Manning Inc. (“DMI”), a diversified portfolio of companies operating in the real estate and investing industries from 2005 until the founding of the General Partner and was DMI’s President from September 2010 until May 2012. Mr. Hrinak has more than 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.

Keenan D. Lynch, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 

Mr. Lynch was appointed Corporate Secretary of the General Partner, effective November 19, 2019 and General Counsel, effective February 24, 2020. Since 2017, he has served as Vice President and General Counsel of Dunne Manning Inc. (“DMI”), a diversified portfolio of companies operating in the real estate and investing industries. Before joining DMI, from 2015 to 2017, he was an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an L.L.M. in Taxation from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.