Karl F. Kurz, has served as a director of SemGroup since 2009. He currently serves on the Compensation Committee and on the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. From 2009 through 2012, Mr. Kurz served as a managing director of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, a global private equity firm. From 2000 to 2009, he was employed with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world, last serving as Chief Operating Officer from December 2006. Prior to this position, he served Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in various capacities, including as Senior Vice President, North America operations, midstream and marketing, General Manager, U.S. onshore, Senior Vice President, marketing, and Vice President marketing. Prior to joining Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Kurz previously served as general manager of midstream and marketing for Vastar Resources, Inc. and, prior to that, as manager of crude oil marketing for ARCO Oil & Gas Company. He currently serves on the boards of American Water Works Company, Inc. (the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company), WPX Energy, Inc. (an oil-focused energy company with operations in the U.S. Permian, Williston and San Juan and one of the 20 largest U.S. producers based on total assets and market capitalization), Siluria Technologies (a developer of technologies for the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from natural gas) and RTS Services (a real estate service company) and previously served on the boards of Western Gas Partners, Chaparral Energy, Inc. and Global Geophysical Services, Inc. Mr. Kurz graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He is also a graduate of Harvard University Business School’s advanced management program.
Mr. Kurz provides the Board extensive knowledge of the midstream energy services industry and executive-level leadership experience gained through his services provided to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Vastar Resources, Inc. and Arco Oil & Gas Company as described above. In addition, he brings public company board experience to our Board. His industry knowledge, executive-level leadership experience in relatively complex organizations and public company board experience allow Mr. Kurz to be a qualified and valuable contributor to the Board.