Kenneth F. Owen has served as a director of our general partner’s board of directors since September 2020 and currently serves as Chairman of the audit committee of the board of directors. Mr. Owen has been a consultant and entrepreneur since March 2018 and previously served as Co-founder, President and CEO of Moda Midstream from 2015-2018. Prior to Moda, Mr. Owen was at Oiltanking Partners, where he served as President and CEO of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OILT) and Oiltanking North America (OTNA). Mr. Owen originally joined OTNA in 2011 as Vice President and CFO and led the IPO of Oiltanking Partners, later moving into an operations role running the Company’s largest global terminal assets before taking on the CEO job.
Before he joined Oiltanking, Mr. Owen worked in the energy investment banking groups at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and UBS Investment Bank, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs and equity and debt transactions primarily for the midstream energy sector.
Ken enjoys serving in the Houston community and is active on the boards of St. Francis Episcopal School, the Houston Dynamo Charities and the Mercury Orchestra. Mr. Owen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cornell University as well as an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.