Corporate Governance - Biography
|Gregory J. Goff|
Chief Executive Officer
Gregory J. Goff was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of our general partner in December 2010. Mr. Goff joined Tesoro Corporation in May 2010 as Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Goff will devote the majority of his time to his roles at Tesoro and he will also spend time, as needed, directly managing our business and affairs. Previously he was Senior Vice President, Commercial with ConocoPhillips, an international, integrated energy company, since 2008. Mr. Goff held various other positions at ConocoPhillips since 1981, including director and Chief Executive Officer of Conoco JET Nordic from 1998 to 2000; chairman and managing director of Conoco Limited, a UK-based refining and marketing affiliate, from 2000 to 2002; president of ConocoPhillips European and Asia Pacific downstream operations from 2002 to 2004; president of ConocoPhillips U.S. Lower 48 and Latin America exploration and production business from 2004 to 2006; and president of ConocoPhillips specialty businesses and business development from 2006 to 2008. Previously, Mr. Goff served on the board of directors of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, a private company, and was a member of the downstream committee of the American Petroleum Institute. Mr. Goff received a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Utah. We believe that Mr. Goff’s extensive energy industry background, particularly the leadership skills he developed while serving in several executive positions, brings important experience and skill to the board.