Board of Directors

W. Mark Meyer

W. Mark Meyer

Chairman of the Board

W. Mark Meyer

Chairman of the Board

W. Mark Meyer serves as chairman of the board of Atlus Midstream. Meyer has also served as senior vice president – Energy Technology, Data Analytics & Commercial Intelligence for Apache Corporation since Sept. 2018, having previously been senior vice president – Energy Technology Strategies since March 2018. In the three years prior to joining Apache, he was managing director and, most recently, head of securities and research with Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., a Houston-based, energy-focused investment and merchant bank. From 2005 to 2015, Meyer managed a variety of energy portfolios for institutional clients, most notably as president of RR Advisors, LLC from 2007 to 2015, where he was co-founder of its upstream-oriented public and private equity strategies. From 1999 to 2005, he was the lead equity research analyst at Simmons & Company International and Goldman Sachs.

Prior to his equity research and institutional investing career, Meyer served from 1985 to 1999 in a variety of management consulting and oil and gas industry managerial, technical and operational roles, both domestically and internationally with AT Kearney, Union Texas Petroleum, Exxon and Chevron.

Meyer holds a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (formerly Graduate School of Business).

Mark Borer

Mark Borer

Director

Mark Borer

Director

Mark Borer served as an independent director on Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp.’s board of directors since June 2017. He has extensive experience in the energy industry spanning the areas of natural gas supply, gas storage, gathering and processing, natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines, wholesale marketing and trading, corporate risk management, M&A activities, operations and capital markets. From 2006 to 2012, Borer served as president and CEO of DCP Midstream Partners LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership involved in the gathering, processing, transportation, storage and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids. Prior to serving as president and CEO of DCP Midstream Partners, Borer held various executive positions with DCP Midstream LLC and its predecessor companies from 1999 to 2006. Borer has served on the board of directors of Spire Inc., a publicly traded natural gas utility holding company, since 2014. He previously served as a director of publicly traded companies TEPPCO Partners from 2000 to 2005 and DCP Midstream Partners from 2006 to 2012.

Borer has also served on industry boards including the Texas Pipeline Association and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Borer received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Science in mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines. His service as a CEO and on multiple board of directors of publicly traded energy companies provides him with experience in the financial and operational risks of an energy company. This experience assists our board of directors as it evaluates KAAC’s financial, operational risks and strategy.

Robert W. Bourne

Robert W. Bourne

Director

Robert W. Bourne

Director

Robert Bourne has served as vice president of Business Development - Midstream and Marketing of Apache Corporation since April 2017. Prior to joining Apache, he served as a consultant advising Smith Production Inc. He served as senior vice president of Business Development at American Midstream GP LLC of American Midstream Partners, LP from Nov. 2014 until Dec. 31, 2015. Bourne was one of the founding members of the executive management team for Coral Energy. He was a principal of Costar Midstream LLC, an Energy Spectrum Capital company, from 2012 to 2014. He became the president and CEO of Gas Solutions II Ltd. from 2010 to January 2012. He was a founding member of the executive leadership team that oversaw the formation of Coral Energy, a partnership formed by Shell and Tejas/Acadian Gas. He served as senior vice president of Energy Transfer Partners responsible for commercial and business development of the Houston Pipeline System from 2005 to 2009 and vice president of Crosstex Energy (now Enlink Midstream) from 2004 to 2005 and a gas supply representative for Delhi Gas Pipeline from 1981 to 1984. From 1984 to 2003, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Shell Trading (formerly Coral Energy), including as senior vice president of Producer Services and Derivative Product Marketing.

He has a Bachelor of Science in finance from Louisiana State University.

Staci L. Burns

Staci L. Burns

Director

Staci L. Burns

Director

Staci L. Burns has served as assistant controller of Revenue, Marketing, Midstream & A&D Accounting of Apache Corporation since 2018. Burns joined Apache in 2004, earning positions of increasing responsibility including revenue manager in 2004, Revenue, Compliance & Owner Relations manager in 2007 and director U.S. Revenue and Marketing Accounting in 2011. Prior to joining Apache, Burns was finance manager of U.S. operations at Perenco (formerly CMS) from 1998 to 2004 and revenue supervisor at Sonat Exploration from 1995 to 1998, both independent oil and gas production and exploration companies. Burns served as treasurer for three years on the board of directors of The Beacon, a nonprofit organization serving Houston’s homeless.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lamar University.

Brian W. Freed

Brian W. Freed

CEO and Director

Brian W. Freed

CEO and Director

Brian W. Freed serves as CEO and president of Altus Midstream. Freed has also served as Apache Corporation’s senior vice president – Midstream and Marketing since April 2017 with leadership and oversight of Apache’s global midstream and marketing strategies, activities and business opportunities.

Previously, Freed served as senior vice president of commercial operations, western United States for Crestwood Equity Partners LP from 2015 to 2017; as vice president of crude logistics for Inergy from 2012 to 2015, which merged with Crestwood; and, as vice president of business development for Rangeland Energy LLC since 2011, until its sale to Inergy in 2012. In 2010, Freed led the merger and recapitalization of Energy Solutions International with Entessa and took the helm as CEO until the company was sold to Oaktree Capital. Freed remained with Energy Solutions International as a member of the board and audit committee until the company was sold to Emerson in 2015.

Freed earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from West Virginia University and served with honor and distinction as a field artillery officer in the United States Army, achieving the rank of captain.

He is one of the inaugural inductees into the Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

C. Doug Johnson

C. Doug Johnson

Director

C. Doug Johnson

Director

C. Doug Johnson served as a director of Gulfport Energy Corporation since Sept. 2015. Since Aug. 1981, Johnson served in various roles at Phillips 66 and its predecessors Phillips Petroleum Co. and ConocoPhillips Company, which was formed by the merger of Philips Petroleum Co. and Conoco Inc. in 2002. Johnson most recently served as vice president, controller and principal accounting officer of Phillips 66, a publicly traded company engaged in midstream, chemicals and refining from April 2012 until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2014. During the same period, he also served as vice president, controller and principal accounting officer of Phillips 66 Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP, a publicly traded pipeline subsidiary of Phillips 66. From June 2010 until April 2012, Johnson served as general manager, Upstream Finance, Strategy and Planning at ConocoPhillips. Prior to that, Johnson’s tenure at ConocoPhillips included his service as general manager, Downstream Finance from 2008 to 2010 and general manager, Upstream Finance from 2005 to 2008. Johnson also served on the board of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, a joint venture of Phillips 66 Partners LP and Chevron Corp., and its audit committee, where he was co-chairman, from April 2012 until Dec. 2014. Johnson has an extensive financial and accounting background, with over 33 years of service in the oil and natural gas industry.

He received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Arkansas and holds a certified public accountant certificate from the state of Oklahoma.

D. Mark Leland

D. Mark Leland

Director

D. Mark Leland

Director

D. Mark Leland served as independent director on Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp.’s board of directors since March 2017. He has served on the board of directors of PotlatchDeltic Corporation (formerly Deltic Timber Corporation) since 2016 and served as its interim president and CEO from Oct. 2016 to March 2017. Leland served on the board of directors for the general partner of Rice Midstream Partners LP from 2014 until its merger with EQT Midstream Partners LP in July 2018, including serving as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the conflicts committee. Previously, Leland served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of El Paso Corporation, a natural gas-focused pipeline and production company, from 2005 to 2009, president of El Paso’s midstream business unit from 2009 to 2012 and as director of El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. from its formation in 2007 to 2012. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of El Paso Exploration & Production Company from 2004 to 2005. Leland served as vice president and chief operating officer of the general partner of GulfTerra Energy Partners LP in 2003 and as vice president and controller from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Leland served on the board of directors of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners LP, a crude oil and petroleum products storage provider, from 2012 until 2015 and on the board of directors of KiOR Inc., a renewable fuels company, from 2013 until 2015.

Leland received a B.B.A. in finance with a minor in economics from the University of Puget Sound in Washington.

Kevin S. McCarthy

Kevin S. McCarthy

Director

Kevin S. McCarthy

Director

Kevin S. McCarthy formerly served as chairman of the board of directors of Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. since March 2017 and as CEO from inception until Feb. 2017. Since joining Kayne Anderson in 2004, McCarthy has been a managing partner for the adviser to the firm’s four publicly traded, closed-end funds, which merged into two funds in Aug. 2018. He has been responsible for MLP private equity investments and has served as chairman and CEO of the closed-end funds. In addition to his directorships at Kayne Anderson funds, he served on the board of directors of Range Resources Corporation, a domestic upstream company, from 2005 until June 2018, and has held directorships at a number of public and private companies in the energy industry.

Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2004, McCarthy was global head of energy at UBS Securities LLC, or UBS. In this role, he had senior responsibility for all of UBS’ energy investment banking activities, including direct responsibilities for securities underwriting and mergers and acquisitions in the MLP industry. From 1995 to 2000, McCarthy led the energy investment banking activities of Dean Witter Reynolds and then PaineWebber Incorporated.

McCarthy earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and geology from Amherst College and an MBA. in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert S. Purgason

Robert S. Purgason

Director

Robert S. Purgason

Director

Robert S. Purgason served as CEO of Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. and senior managing director of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. since Feb. 2017. Purgason has over 40 years of experience in the energy industry and previously served as senior vice president, Access at Williams Companies Inc. prior to joining Kayne, where he was responsible for the Central Operation Area and Operational Excellence for the entire enterprise. Purgason also held other roles at the Williams Companies Inc. and its affiliates from 2015 to Jan. 2017. He has operational and commercial knowledge of midstream companies and served as chief operating officer of Chesapeake Midstream Partners LLC (subsequently named Access Midstream Partners LP) from 2009 to 2015 and also served as chief operating officer of Crosstex Energy LP (subsequently named EnLink Midstream LLC) from 2006 to 2009. From 2004 to 2006, he served as senior vice president of the Treating Division at Crosstex Energy LP. Prior to joining Crosstex, he spent 18 years at Williams Companies Inc. and its affiliates in various senior-level positions in natural gas liquids, gas marketing, mergers and acquisitions and major project development.

He has served on the board of directors and is the past chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association, the board of visitors dean’s advisory council for the College of Engineering at The University of Oklahoma, the advisory board for the Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering School at The University of Oklahoma and past program chair and director of GPA Midstream Association, where he authored numerous technical and marketing papers. He is currently a member of the Dallas Wildcat Committee and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Since 2014, Mr. Purgason has served on the board of L.B. Foster Company, a manufacturing company specializing in rail, construction and energy related products.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering with honors from The University of Oklahoma.

Ben C. Rodgers

Ben C. Rodgers

Chief Financial Officer and Director

Ben C. Rodgers

Chief Financial Officer and Director

Ben C. Rodgers serves as the chief financial officer and treasurer of Altus Midstream. Rodgers has also served as vice president and treasurer of Apache Corporation since May 2018.

Previously, Rodgers served as senior vice president at EIG Global Energy Partners, where he led an investment team focusing on originating and managing oil and gas debt and equity investments in North America. Before that, he was with Concho Resources serving in a variety of leadership roles including vice president of Commodities and Midstream and vice president and treasurer. He also previously held the role of vice president, Syndicated and Leveraged Finance, in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan Securities. Before that, he was senior consultant in the Advisory Services group at Ernst & Young.

Rodgers holds an MBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in finance from Texas A&M University.

Jon Sauer

Jon Sauer

Director

Jon Sauer

Director

Jon W. Sauer has served as senior vice president, Tax, of Apache Corporation since July 2014. He was appointed vice president, Tax of Apache in May 2001, having previously served as director of Tax since March 1997 and manager of Tax since Aug. 1992. Prior to joining Apache, Sauer was a tax manager with Swift Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, from 1989 to 1992 and a manager in the tax practice of Arthur Andersen & Co., an independent public accounting firm, from 1983 to 1989. Sauer is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is past chairman of the American Exploration & Production Council (formerly Domestic Petroleum Council) tax committee, and he serves on the tax committee of the American Petroleum Institute.

Sauer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota.