David J. Schulte has served as a director of our general partner’s board of directors since September 2020 and currently serves as Chairman of the special committee of the board of directors. Mr. Schulte also serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of CorEnergy Infrastructure, Inc., the first publicly traded energy infrastructure real estate investment trust.
Prior to founding CorEnergy, Mr. Schulte was a co-founder and a Managing Director of Tortoise Capital Advisors where, from 2002 to 2015, he served on the investment committee and as a leader of new product development. Tortoise is a pioneer in developing funds focused on listed energy infrastructure debt and equity securities, including the first closed end master limited partnership fund in 2004. Prior to Tortoise, Mr. Schulte had professional experience in private equity and investment banking.
Mr. Schulte serves on the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Legal Services, a not-for-profit entity, and on the Advisory Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Mr. Schulte earned a J.D. from the University of Iowa and a B.S. from Drake University. He is a member of the AICPA, the CFA Institute and the Missouri Bar Association.