INSURANCE, ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Greg Cushard, Lockton
 gcushard@lockton.com and www.lockton.com
Greg is Vice President/Producer at Lockton, a leading a strategy and consulting practice. His practice expertise at Lockton is in high risk energy companies, focusing on corporate insurance brokerage, enterprise risk management, captive insurance consulting and employee benefits. Cushard’s petroleum and crude oil industry expertise resides with refiners, terminal and storage facility operators, gas and convenience store operators, wholesalers, private fleet haulers and rail exposures. Prior to joining Lockton, Greg had more than 14 years’ experience providing petroleum distribution, marketing, transportation and technology services for large and mid-sized organizations.

HEDGING AND PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT

Alan H. Levine, CEO of Powerhouse
202-333-5380 and alan@powerhouseTL.com
Alan is CEO of Powerhouse, a company offering the Power of Price Protection. He is an internationally recognized expert in pricing and business practices in the energy industry. Alan has served the energy industries since 1969 and has focused on hedging and price risk management since 1977.

INVESTMENT, PRIVATE EQUITY

Joe Petrowski, Mercantor Partners

Founder and Managing Partner

Joe Petrowski has had a long career in international commodity trading, energy and retail management and public policy development. In 2005, he was named President and CEO of Gulf Oil LP and elected to the Gulf Oil LP Board of Directors. In October of 2008, he was named CEO of the now combined Gulf Oil and Cumberland Farms, whose annual revenues exceed $11 billion and that now operates in 27 states. In September 2013, Petrowski stepped down as CEO of The Cumberland Gulf Group. He is now Managing Director of Mercantor Partners, a private equity firm investing in convenience and energy distribution.

GLOBAL DOWNSTREAM ENERGY

Nancy D. Yamaguchi, Ph.D.
President, Trans-Energy Research Associates, Inc., Seattle, Washington
nyamaguchi@trans-energy.com 
Dr. Yamaguchi is President of Trans-Energy Research Associates, Inc., a small, computer-oriented firm specializing in advanced analytical techniques in energy issues. Her work focuses on the international downstream oil industry, including supply, demand and trade, transport, refining and product blending, reformulated fuels, international product quality and oil price behavior.