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Board of Directors


Robert G. Gwin
Chairman of the Board

Robert G. Gwin has served as Chairman of the Board of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP ("WES") since October 2009 and has been a director since August 2007. Mr. Gwin also served as President of the general partner of WES from August 2007 to September 2009 and as Chief Executive Officer from August 2007 to January 2010. Mr. Gwin has served as Chairman of the Board of the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP ("WGP") since September 2012. Mr. Gwin is Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in January 2006 as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer and was named Senior Vice President in March 2008. He is also Chairman of the Board of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) and serves on the boards of The Greater Houston Partnership, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) and Communities in Schools (CIS). Mr. Gwin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.


Milton Carroll


Mr. Carroll has served as a director of the general partner of WES since April 2008, and currently serves as Chairman of the special committee of the board of directors. He also currently serves as Chairman of Houston-based CenterPoint Energy, Inc., where he has been a director since 1992. Mr. Carroll is Chairman and founder of Instrument Products, Inc., an oil-tool manufacturing company in Houston, Texas. He also serves as Chairman of Health Care Services Corporation (a Chicago-based company operating through its Blue Cross and Blue Shield divisions in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico) and as a director of Halliburton Company, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. and LRR Energy, L.P. Mr. Carroll holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Texas Southern University.


Steven D. Arnold


Steven D. Arnold was appointed as a director of our general partner and as a member of the special and audit committees of the board of directors in February 2014. Mr. Arnold served on the board of directors of Spectra Energy Partners, LP’s general partner from 2007 to December 2013, and served on that board’s audit committee as Chairman and on the conflicts committee. Mr. Arnold is engaged in private investment management and consulting services in Houston, Texas through 3 Lights Management Co., serving as its President since inception in 2000. Mr. Arnold has over 10 years of institutional investment management experience with Prudential Financial, Inc. Mr. Arnold brings a strong risk assessment and strategic expertise to the board.


James R. Crane


Mr. Crane has served as a director of the general partner of WES since April 2008, and currently serves as a member of the special and audit committees of the board of directors. In November 2011, Mr. Crane became the principal owner and Chairman of the Houston Astros Baseball Club. Mr. Crane is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crane Capital Group, Inc., an investment management company he founded. Crane Capital Group currently invests in transportation, power distribution, real estate and asset management. Its holdings include Crane Worldwide Logistics, a premier global provider of customized transportation and logistics services with 54 offices in 20 countries, and Champion Energy Services, a retail electric provider. Mr. Crane was Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EGL, Inc., global transportation, supply chain management and information services company based in Houston, Texas, from 1984 until its sale in August 2007. Mr. Crane also serves on the board of directors of Nabors Industries Ltd., an international drilling contractor and well-services provider. Mr. Crane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety from University of Central Missouri.


Charles A. Meloy


Charles A. "Chuck" Meloy has served as a director of the general partner of WES since February 2009 and as a director of the general partner of WGP since September 2012. Mr. Meloy is Executive Vice President, U.S. Onshore Exploration and Production of Anadarko. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations for Anadarko, and he joined the company in 2006 as Senior Vice President, Deepwater and International Operations. Before joining Anadarko, he served as Vice President of Exploration and Production at Kerr-McGee Corporation, prior to its acquisition by Anadarko. At Kerr-McGee, Mr. Meloy was Vice President of Gulf of Mexico exploration, production and development from 2004 to 2005, was Vice President and Managing Director of North Sea operations from 2002 to 2004, and held several other deepwater Gulf of Mexico management positions at Kerr-McGee beginning in 1999. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meloy held various planning, operations, deepwater and reservoir engineering positions with Oryx Energy Company and its predecessor, Sun Oil Company. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Meloy serves on the board of directors of the Independent Producers of America Association and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Texas Professional Engineers.


Robert K. Reeves


Robert K. Reeves has served as a director of the general partner of WES since August 2007 and as a director of the general partner of WGP since September 2012. Mr. Reeves is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Anadarko. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Law and Chief Governance Officer of Anadarko beginning in 2004. He has also served as a director of Key Energy Services, Inc., a publicly-traded oilfield services company, since October 2007. Prior to joining Anadarko, he served as Executive Vice President, Administration and General Counsel of North Sea New Ventures from 2003 to 2004 and as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ocean Energy, Inc. and its predecessor companies from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Reeves holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University.


Donald R. Sinclair
President and Chief Executive Officer

Donald R. Sinclair has served as President and as a director of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP since October 2009. In January 2010 he also became the Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP. Mr. Sinclair has served as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP since September 2012. Mr. Sinclair has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 33 years, with a focus on marketing and trading and the midstream sector. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas Tech University.


David J. Tudor


Mr. Tudor has served as a director of the general partner of WES since April 2008, and currently serves as Chairman of the audit committee of the board of directors. Mr. Tudor served on the special committee of the board of directors of WES’s general partner from April 2008 to December 2012. Mr. Tudor has also served as a director of WGP’s general partner since December 2012, and currently serves as Chairman of its audit committee. Since May 2013, Mr. Tudor has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Champion Energy Services, a retail electric provider serving residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in a growing number of deregulated natural gas and electric energy markets throughout the United States. From 1999 through May 2013, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ACES Power Marketing, an Indianapolis-based commodity risk management company owned by 21 generation and transmission cooperatives throughout the United States. Before joining ACES, Mr. Tudor was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PG&E Energy Trading. Mr. Tudor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from David Lipscomb University.