2017

2017 HALL OF FAME FINALISTS & INDUCTEES

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Chief Executive Officer

•  Greg Armstrong, Plains All American Pipeline (PAA)
 Rich Kinder, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
•  Mike Mears, Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)
•  Bob Phillips, Crestwood Equity Partners (CEQP)
•  Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)

Chief Financial Officer

•  Nancy Buese, MarkWest Energy Partners
•  Don Chappel, Williams Partners (WPZ)
•  Kim Dang, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
•  Ben Fink, Western Gas Partners (WES)
 Mark Leland, GulfTerra Energy Partners

Investor Relations

 Pat Diamond, Plains All American Pipeline (PAA)
•  Julie Dill, Spectra Energy Partners (SEP)
•  Paula Farrell, Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)
•  Dan Harrison, ONEOK Partners (OKS)
•  Sharna Reingold, Williams Partners (WPZ)

Research and Analysis

•  Ron Barone, UBS
•  David Fleischer, Goldman Sachs
 David LaBonte, Salomon Smith Barney / Wells Fargo
•  Ron Londe, AG Edwards
•  Yves Siegel, Credit Suisse / Wachovia

Investment Banking

 Michael Cannon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
•  Lee Jacobe, Barclays
•  Rob Pierce, UBS
•  Andy Safran, Deutsche Bank
•  Ray Strong, Evercore

Legal Counsel

•  Mike Bresson, Baker Botts
•  Robert McNamara, Andrews Kurth
 Barry Miller, Vinson & Elkins
•  David Oelman, Vinson & Elkins

Public Accounting

 Rob Baldwin, PricewaterhouseCoopers
•  Glenn Dance, Ernst & Young
•  Mike Pagel, PricewaterhouseCoopers
•  Simon Tait, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Asset Management

•  Jim Cunnane, Advisory Research
•  David Leuschen, Riverstone Holdings
•  Kyri Loupis, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
•  Jim Murchie, Energy Income Partners
 Dave Schulte, Tortoise Capital Advisors

2017 FINALISTS & WINNERS

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MLP Merger of the Year

•  American Midstream Partners (AMID) and
JP Energy Partners (JPEP)
 Enbridge Inc (ENB) and Spectra Energy Corp (SE)
•  Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) and Energy
Transfer Partners (ETP)
•  TransCanada (TRP) and Columbia Pipeline Group

MLP Project of the Year

 Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP), Sabine Pass Liquefaction Train 1
•  Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Morgan’s Point Ethane Export Facility
•  Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) and Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) / NGL Energy Partners (NGL), Saddlehorn Pipeline / Grand Mesa Pipeline
•  Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL), Mariner East 1

MLP Acquisition of the Year

•  Buckeye Partners (BPL), 50% Stake in VTTI BV
from Vitol
•  Dominion Midstream Partners (DM), Questar Pipeline from Dominion Resources (D)
•  Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), General Partner/IDRs of PennTex Midstream Partners (PTXP) from Natural Gas Partners
 Plains All American Pipeline (PAA), General Partner/IDRs from Plains GP Holdings (PAGP)
•  Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP), 25% Stake in Rockies Express Pipeline from Sempra Energy (SRE)

Most Innovative MLP

•  Crestwood Equity Partners (CEQP)
•  Energy Transfer Equity (ETE)
•  Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX)
•  Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP)
 Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP)

Best MLP Investor Relations Team

•  Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP)
•  Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP)
 Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)
•  EQT Midstream Partners (EQM)
•  Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

Most Informative Analyst Day / Facility Tour

 Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)
•  Plains All American Pipeline (PAA)
•  Western Gas Partners (WES)

Best MLP Company Website

•  Crestwood Equity Partners (CEQP)
•  DCP Midstream Partners (DPM)
•  ONEOK Partners (OKS)
•  Rice Midstream Partners (RMP)
 Spectra Energy Partners (SEP)

MLP Initial Public Offering of the Year

 Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX)

Best MLP Sell-Side Report Headline

•  John Edwards, Credit Suisse, “TRGP: Flat Is the New Up” (April 29, 2016)
•  Danilo Juvane, BMO, “ETE: Till Debt Do Us Part”
(April 19, 2016)
•  Gabe Moreen, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, “MLPs: Malaise, Loathing, Pessimism: Credit and Commodities Still in Charge” (February 17, 2016)
•  TJ Schultz, RBC, “RMP: Bob, the Rice Is Right” (February 26, 2016)
 Chris Sighinolfi, Jefferies, “ETE Completes Series FU WMB Convertible Preferred Units” (March 10, 2016)

Best MLP Sell-Side Macro Coverage

 Michael Blum, Wells Fargo
•  Becca Followill, US Capital Advisors
•  Shneur Gershuni, UBS
•  Kristina Kazarian, Deutsche Bank
•  TJ Schultz & Elvira Scotto, RBC

 

Best MLP At-the-Market Offering Execution

 Citigroup

Best MLP Bank Conference

 Citi 1x1 MLP/Midstream Infrastructure Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
•  Deutsche Bank MLP, Midstream & Natural Gas conference, New York, New York
•  RBC MLP Conference, Dallas, Texas
•  UBS MLP 1x1 Conference, Park City, Utah
•  Wells Fargo Energy Symposium, New York, New York

Outstanding MLP Reporting

•  Nish Amarnath, S&P Global
•  Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle
 Liam Denning, Bloomberg
•  Laura Saunders, The Wall Street Journal
•  Alison Sider, The Wall Street Journal

Prognosticator of the Year

 Jeremy Held, ALPS

Highest MLP Total Return
Highest Upstream MLP Total Return
Highest Small-Cap MLP Total Return
Highest Upstream MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP)

Highest Midstream MLP Total Return
Highest MLP Risk-Adjusted Return
Highest Midstream MLP Risk-Adjusted Return
Highest Small-Cap MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 CONE Midstream Partners (CNNX)

Highest Downstream MLP Total Return
Highest Downstream MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP)

Highest Large-Cap MLP Total Return
Highest Large-Cap MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL)

Highest Mid-Cap MLP Total Return

 NGL Energy Partners (NGL)

Highest Mid-Cap MLP Risk-Adjusted Return

 AmeriGas Partners (APU)

MLP Closed-End Fund of the Year

 Nuveen All Cap Energy MLP Opportunities Fund

MLP Mutual Fund of the Year

 Prudential Jennison MLP Fund

MLP Bookrunner of the Year

 Barclays Capital

MLP Underwriter of the Year

 Barclays Capital

MLP Legal Counsel of the Year

 Vinson & Elkins

MLP Accountant of the Year

 Ernst & Young

2016

2016 HALL OF FAME FINALISTS & INDUCTEES

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Chairman, President, or CEO

 Dan Duncan, Enterprise Products Partners
•  John Eckel, Copano Energy
•  Rich Kinder, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
•  Al Martinelli, Buckeye Partners
•  Raymond Plank, Apache Petroleum Company

Chief Financial Officer

 John Chandler, Magellan Midstream Partners
 Randy Fowler, Enterprise Products Partners
•  Steve Blank, NuStar Energy
•  Brian Cantrell, Alliance Resource Partners
•  Kim Dang, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners

Investor Relations

 Randy Burkhalter, Enterprise Products Partners
•  Paula Farrell, Magellan Midstream Partners
•  Dan Harrison, ONEOK Partners
•  Clay Jeansonne, Linn Energy
•  Steve Milbourne, CONE Midstream Partners

Research and Analysis

 Richard Gross, Barclays Capital
•  Ron Barone, UBS
•  Michael Blum, Wells Fargo
•  Steve Maresca, Morgan Stanley/UBS
•  Yves Siegel, Credit Suisse/Wachovia

Public Accounting

 Chris Buckalew, PricewaterhouseCoopers
•  Rob Baldwin, PricewaterhouseCoopers
•  Glenn Dance, Ernst & Young
•  Simon Tait, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Legal Counsel

 Tim Fenn, Latham & Watkins
•  Barry Miller, Vinson & Elkins
•  David Oelman, Vinson & Elkins

Investment Banking

 Ed Guay, Goldman Sachs
•  Michael Cannon, Bank of America
•  Lee Jacobe, Barclays Capital
•  Andy Safran, Deutsche Bank
•  Ray Strong, Evercore

Asset Management

 Kevin McCarthy, Kayne Anderson
•  Jim Cunnane, Advisory Research
•  Ken Hersh, Natural Gas Partners
•  David Leuschen, Riverstone Holdings
•  Dave Schulte, Tortoise Capital Advisors

2016 FINALISTS & WINNERS

 

MLP M&A Deal of the Year

 Energy Transfer Equity’s acquisition of The Williams     Companies
•  Dominion Midstream Partners’ acquisition of National    Grid and New Jersey Resources’ interests in Iroquois    Gas Transmission
•  Magellan Midstream Partners, Plains All American    Pipeline Partners, Anadarko Petroleum, and NGL    Energy Partners’ merger of Saddlehorn and Grand    Mesa
•  MPLX’s acquisition of MarkWest Energy Partners
•  Phillips 66 Partners’ acquisition of Phillips 66’s interest    in Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Most Innovative MLP

 Black Stone Minerals
•  Calumet Specialty Products Partners
•  Energy Transfer Equity
•  Linn Energy

Best MLP Investor Relations Team

 Tesoro Logistics
•  Calumet Specialty Products Partners
•  EnLink Midstream Partners
•  Enterprise Products Partners
•  Spectra Energy Partners

Best MLP Company Website

 EnLink Midstream Partners
•  Genesis Energy
•  Spectra Energy Partners
•  Targa Resources Partners
•  Teekay LNG Partners / Teekay Offshore Partners

Best MLP Macro Coverage

 Michael Blum, Wells Fargo
•  Becca Followill, US Capital Advisors
•  Rick Gross, Barclays Capital
•  Hinds Howard, CBRE Clarion
•  Kristina Kazarian, Deutsche Bank

Outstanding MLP Reporting

 Liam Denning, Bloomberg
•  Matthew Monks, Bloomberg
•  Laura Saunders, The Wall Street Journal
•  Alison Sider, The Wall Street Journal

Best MLP Research Report Headline

 Ethan Bellamy, Robert W. Baird, "Armstrong Just    Ronda-Rouseyed PAA, PAGP, and MLPs"
•  Shneur Gershuni, UBS, "Is the DJ Turning Down the    Volume?"
•  Gabe Moreen, Bank of America, "MPLX: They Said    Marcellus, Market Heard Sell Us"
•  Gabe Moreen, Bank of America, "MEP: Ghost Chili a    Fee-Based Recipe, But G&P Indigestion to Persist"
•  Gabe Moreen, Bank of America, "GEL: Licking Their    CHOPS at Deepwater GOM Consolidation"

 

Accountant of the Year

 Ernst & Young

Legal Counsel of the Year

 Vinson & Elkins

Highest MLP Total Return

 Alon USA Partners (ALDW)

Highest Large-Cap MLP Total Return

 Buckeye Partners (BPL)

Highest Mid-Cap MLP Total Return

 Northern Tier Energy (NTI)

Highest Midstream MLP Total Return

 Valero Energy Partners (VLP)

Highest Upstream MLP Total Return

 Viper Energy Partners (VNOM)

MLP Bookrunner of the Year

 Barclays Capital

MLP Underwriter of the Year

 Barclays Capital

Best MLP ATM Offering Execution

 UBS

Highest MLP Closed-End Fund Total Return

 Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp (TYG)

Highest MLP Mutual Fund Total Return

 SteelPath MLP Select 40 Fund (MLPFX)

2016 SELECTION COMMITTEE

 
Glenn Dance Glenn Dance is a Special Counsel to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel. Mr. Dance advises the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries) on legal matters arising in the administration of the Internal Revenue Code and prepares recommendations with respect to the position to be taken by the Office of Chief Counsel on such matters. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, where he teaches about the taxation of partnerships in the Law Center’s Master of Laws in Taxation program. Prior to his IRS appointment, Mr. Dance was a Partner in the Joint Venture and Partnership Tax group and Head of Master Limited Partnership Tax Practice at Ernst & Young LLP. He is a former Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Partnership Tax Committee and Partnership Tax Resource Panel, and has also served on multiple occasions as Chairman of the Regulatory Committee of the Master Limited Partnership Association. Mr. Dance graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University, and is a certified public accountant.

Special Counsel
IRS Office of Chief Counsel

Paula Farrell Paula Farrell is the Director of Investor Relations and Planning for Tulsa-based Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: MMP), a publicly traded partnership that transports, stores, and distributes refined petroleum products and crude oil. Ms. Farrell was part of the core team that took the company public in 2001. She has been responsible for Magellan’s investor relations as well as financial planning and analysis since then. Ms. Farrell is recognized as one of the best investor relations professionals in the Natural Gas & Master Limited Partnerships sector by Institutional Investor. She also serves as a member of the Public & Investor Relations Committee of the Master Limited Partnership Association. Ms. Farrell graduated with a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University, and is a certified public accountant.

Director of Investor Relations and Planning
Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

Tim Fenn Tim Fenn is a Houston-based Partner of Latham & Watkins LLP with a particular focus in business taxation as it applies to partnerships. Mr. Fenn’s tax practice focuses on early stage structuring and advice with respect to market-related issues and tax issues. He handles tax-related issues involving mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and capital market transactions for clients in the energy sector, including Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), corporations, private equity firms, and investment banks. Mr. Fenn has also successfully represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the US Tax Court, and several US appellate courts. He spent several years in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co, where he was part of the Natural Resources group. Mr. Fenn is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in tax law, 2010-2015, as one of the leading tax lawyers in Texas by Chambers USA, 2005-2015, and for his energy industry-focused tax advice by The Legal 500 US, 2013. He is a frequent speaker at investment banking conferences and MLP industry symposiums. Mr. Fenn graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University and summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Partner
Latham & Watkins

David Fleischer David Fleischer is a Principal at Chickasaw Capital Management LLC, a Memphis-based MLP investment manager. Mr. Fleischer is a former Managing Director at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP. He was also a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co, where he served on the Investment Policy and Stock Selection Committees for more than a decade and as Business Unit Leader for the Energy and Power Group in the firm’s Global Investment Research Division. Mr. Fleischer was an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst for 16 consecutive years in the Natural Gas sector. He served four years active duty in the US Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Mr. Fleischer graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CFA charterholder.

Principal
Chickasaw Capital Management

Randy Fowler Randy Fowler is the President of the general partner of Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD), the largest publicly traded partnership and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals. Mr. Fowler also serves as Chief Administrative Officer of privately-held Enterprise Products Co. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Master Limited Partnership Association and on the Advisory Board for the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University. Mr. Fowler graduated with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Accounting from Louisiana Tech University.

President
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD)
 
Richard Gross Rick Gross is a Managing Director in the Equity Research Division at Barclays Capital Inc. Mr. Gross has been an equity analyst for 43 years covering all facets of the energy value chain from wellhead to end user, and has spent the last 24 years covering natural gas infrastructure stocks and Master Limited Partnerships. He has been an Institutional Investor-ranked analyst throughout his career, and has also been recognized as an All-Star Analyst by the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Gross graduated with a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois.

Managing Director
Barclays Capital

Michael Jamieson Michael Jamieson is a Houston-based Managing Director and Co-Head of North America Energy Investment Banking at Citigroup Inc. Mr. Jamieson provides strategic, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and financing advice to the energy industry. His experience includes extensive capital markets and private financing transactions and numerous advisory assignments primarily for North American and European exploration and production and midstream energy companies. Mr. Jamieson has completed over 100 corporate finance transactions, representing over $100 billion in capital raised. He has also advised on over 60 M&A and advisory transactions, representing $50 billion in transaction value. Mr. Jamieson graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.

Managing Director
Citigroup

Roy Lamoreaux Roy Lamoreaux is the Director of Pipeline Commercial Operations and Business Development for Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE: PAA), a publicly traded partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), natural gas, and refined products. Mr. Lamoreaux previously served as Director of Investor Relations for PAA and Plains GP Holdings LP (NYSE: PAGP). Prior to Plains, he worked in the acquisitions and divestitures (A&D), exploration, and development groups at Anadarko Petroleum Corp (NYSE: APC). Mr. Lamoreaux graduated with a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from the Acton School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma.

Director of Pipeline Commercial Operations
Plains All American Pipeline (PAA)

Mary Lyman Mary Lyman is the Executive Director at the Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA), a trade association representing master limited partnerships (MLPs) and those who work with them. Ms. Lyman directs the association’s efforts with regard to federal and state government affairs, public and investor relations, and other matters of common concern to its stakeholders. She previously served as Tax Counsel to the MLPA. Ms. Lyman provided research and analysis on complex legislative matters, legislative drafting and advocacy materials, and legislative representation. Prior to the MLPA, she worked for a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, serving as a Legislative Assistant for tax issues. Ms. Lyman graduated with a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and with a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College.

Executive Director
MLP Association

Yves Siegel Yves Siegel is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman LLC in the firm's Private Asset Management group. Mr. Siegel is a former Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Credit Suisse AG and Wachovia Securities LLC. He has appeared on CNBC and is a frequent speaker on MLP conference panels. Mr. Siegel graduated with a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts from New York University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Portfolio Manager
Neuberger Berman