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Melvyn N. Klein | Chairman Emeritus

Executive Committee Chairman
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chairman

Mr. Klein is a private investor and Founder of Melvyn N. Klein Interests. He is President of JAKK Holding Corp., the Managing General Partner of the investment partnership GKH Partners, LP from 1987 until 2008, and an Attorney and Counselor-at-law since 1968. Earlier in his career, he was a McKinsey & Company consultant and a senior officer of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, Inc. (subsequently merged with Credit Suisse). He has been the President and CEO of two American Stock Exchange listed companies: Altamil Corporation and Eskey, Inc.He was the controlling shareholder, co-founder, or a significant partner in a number of industry leading companies in several fields (most of which were successfully merged or sold) including American Medical International, Inc. (subsequently merged to create Tenet Healthcare); UGHC/Arcus (subsequently sold to Koch Industries, Inc.- Flint Hills Resources, LP. and the balance merged with Iron Mountain), Savoy Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (subsequently merged with IAC Interactive), Hanover Compressor Company (subsequently merged to create Exterran Holdings Corp., the world’s largest independent natural gas compression company), Cockrell Oil & Gas, L.P. (assets subsequently sold to UNOCAL), and Santa Fe Energy Resources, Inc. (subsequently merged in part with Chevron and in part with Devon Energy). Mr. Klein was appointed by President Reagan to the Executive Committee of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the Federal Government (Grace Commission) and by President Clinton to the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.

He is a Member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. and a Member of its Board of Directors.Mr. Klein received a Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Highest Honors in Economics from Colgate University.He also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and completed the coursework for a Master’s degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.Mr. Klein is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas.


Robert S. Silberman | Chairman of the Board

Compensation Committee 
Executive Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee 

Mr. Silberman was named Executive Chairman of the Board of Strayer Education, Inc. (Nasdaq:STRA) in 2013.He was Chairman of the Board from February 2003 to 2013 and Chief Executive Officer from March 2001 to 2013.From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Silberman served in a variety of senior management positions at CalEnergy Company, Inc., including as President and Chief Operating Officer.From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Silberman was Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Paper Company.From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Silberman served in several senior positions in the U.S. Department of Defense, including as Assistant Secretary of the Army.Mr. Silberman has been a Director of Strayer since March 2001.He serves on the Board of Directors of Covanta Holding Company (NYSE:CVA) and 21st Century Fox.He also serves on the Board of Visitors of The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Mr. Silberman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Mr. Silberman holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in international policy from The Johns Hopkins University.  


William Pate | President and Chief Executive Officer

Executive Committee

Mr. Pate joined Par Pacific as a member of the Board of Directors in 2014 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Par Pacific in October 2015. Prior to joining Par Pacific as President and CEO, William Pate was the Co-President of Equity Group Investments, the Chicago-based private investment firm founded and led by Sam Zell, where he had been employed in various capacities since 1994. Mr. Pate has served as a director of Covanta Holding Corporation, a publicly held international owner/operator of energy-from-waste and power generation facilities, since 1999 and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Covanta from October 2004 through September 2005. Mr. Pate has previously served on the boards of directors of Exterran Holdings, Inc., Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals and CNA Surety Corp., as well as those of several private companies associated with Equity Group Investments. Mr. Pate began his professional career at The First Boston Corporation as a financial analyst in the natural resources mergers and acquisitions group. Subsequently, he was employed as an associate at The Blackstone Group where he worked on private equity investments and merger advisory assignments.  

Mr. Pate holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College.  


Joseph Israel | President & Chief Executive Officer of Par Petroleum, LLC

Operations and Technology Committee

Joseph Israel serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Par Petroleum, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Par Pacific Holdings focused on refining, marketing, and logistics. Previously Mr. Israel was President and Chief Executive Officer of Par Pacific from January until October 2015. Mr. Israel’s 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry includes a successful track record of structuring and leading refining, marketing and asphalt operations, as well as driving profitable corporate development initiatives. From August 2011 to November 2014, Mr. Israel served as Senior Vice President at Hunt Refining, a petroleum refining and marketing company, where he led business strategy, crude oil supply, marketing and planning. He joined Alon USA, a refiner and marketer of petroleum products, in 2000 and served in roles of increasing responsibility, including Chief Operating Officer, chairing the Risk Management Committee as well as VP of M&A and Business Development. He also served as a Director for a number of Alon subsidiaries.

Mr. Israel holds his Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mr. Israel also has completed executive business courses at the Center of Management Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and at The College of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Oxford, UK.

Curt Anastasio | Director

Audit Committee Chairman
Executive Committee
Operations and Technology Committee

Mr. Anastasio is the Executive Chairman of GasLog Partners LP, a subsidiary of GasLog Ltd (NYSE:GLOG), a growth-oriented international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, providing support to international energy companies as part of their LNG logistics chain.Appointed Executive Chairman in February 2014, Mr. Anastasio led the highly successful IPO of the company in May 2014.He previously served as President and CEO of NuStar Energy L. P. (NYSE: NS), a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, Texas.Mr. Anastasio was the President and CEO of the company from the time he led the initial public offering in April 2001, until he retired from the company on December 31, 2013. Under his leadership, NuStar grew from a small business to a Fortune 500 company.At the time of his retirement, NuStar had 8,621 miles of pipelines, 87 terminal and storage facilities with a combined 96 million barrels of storage capacity for crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids, and a 50% interest in one of the largest asphalt refiners and marketers in the U.S.That made NuStar one of the world’s largest storage terminal operators, with assets in major U.S. markets and in Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Turkey. Since joining a predecessor of NuStar in 1988, he held various positions in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry, which have included responsibility for supply, trading, transportation, marketing, development and legal. During Mr. Anastasio’s tenure as CEO, NuStar was named by Fortune Magazine as one of 100 Best Companies to Work for in America every year since 2007 and Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.He is a member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Mr. Anastasio received a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1981 and a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna cum Laude, from Cornell University in 1978. After graduation, he practiced corporate law in New York City.

Timothy Clossey | Director

Audit Committee
Executive Committee
Operations and Technology Committee Chairman

Mr. Clossey is the President and owner at Spirit Technologies, a management coaching and engineering consulting services company.Mr. Clossey previously served as Production Manager and Major Projects Director for BP Cherry Point and through fundamental discipline improved operational reliability and reduced costs.Due to his efforts, he reestablished the refinery at Solomon Pacesetter levels and moved the refinery from BP’s least profitable to its number one performing site worldwide.The Projects group performance was benchmarked by IPA as the #1 performing projects group throughout the industry.He was a Consultant to the Board at SaltChuck Resources on M&A opportunities; a Board Member at Timec, Inc., where Mr. Clossey chaired the Audit Committee, organized and chaired a Special Committee of Outside Directors and served on the Compensation Committee.Mr. Clossey served as President and CEO of ARCO Marine, Inc. and during his tenure bottom line profitability improved three fold.As VP Corporate Strategic Planning, Downstream for ARCO, Mr. Clossey was responsible for strategic planning for all of ARCO’s downstream companies.As Vice President of Engineering, Technology and R&D at ARCO, his role was responsible for leading ARCO’s Engineering and Research Center in Anaheim, California.As Manager, Clean Fuels Development Task Force at ARCO, Mr. Clossey lead the reformulated gasoline R&D efforts at the Technical Center as well as served in the government Relations role working with industry associations such as WSPA and the API as well as all Federal and State agencies working on reformulated gasoline regulations throughout the nation.

Mr. Clossey graduated from Harvard Business School with an Executive MBA and he received his BS in Chemical Engineering Summa cum Laude from Washington State University.

L. Melvin Cooper | Director

Audit Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Cooper has over 25 years of experience in various accounting and financial roles. Currently, Mr. Cooper serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Forbes Energy Services Ltd (Nasdaq Global Market: FES), a public company in the energy services industry. Prior to Forbes, Mr. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cude Oilfield Contractors, Inc. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Cooper served as President of SpectraSource Corporation, a supplier of products and services to the new home building industry. Beginning in 1999, Mr. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cerga, a division of Nationwide Graphics, a printing and supply chain management company. Prior to Nationwide Graphics, Mr. Cooper served as President or Chief Financial Officer of various companies involved in telecommunications, nutritional supplements, water purification, scrap metal, drilling fluids, and natural gas marketing. Mr. Cooper has served on the Board of Directors of Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) since October 2010 where he is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Cooper also serves on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors Tri-City Chapter and has earned the Board Leadership Fellow certification. 

Mr. Cooper received a degree in accounting from Texas A&M University-Kingsville (formerly Texas A&I) in 1975 and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Walter A. Dods, Jr. | Director

Compensation Committee Chairman

Walter A. Dods, Jr. was appointed to Par Pacific's Board of Directors in June 2015. Since January 2010, Mr. Dods has served as the Chairman of the Board of Matson, Inc., a leading provider of ocean transportation and logistics services, and has served as a director of Matson, Inc. since 1989. Mr. Dods was Chairman of the Board of First Hawaiian Bank from January 2005 until December 2008. He serves on the boards of Bancwest Corporation, First Hawaiian Bank (past Chairman), Hawaiian Telcom (past Chairman), Pacific Guardian Life, Bank of the West, Pohaku Pa'a, and Servco Pacific Inc. Mr. Dods was a shareholder of Koko'oha Investments, Inc. and the Chairman of the Boards of each of Koko'oha and Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koko'oha, until Mid Pac was acquired by Par Petroleum in April 2015. Mr. Dods serves on several civic and community boards throughout the State of Hawaii. In 2004, Mr. Dods was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, with Gold and Silver Star, an imperial honor from the Government of Japan.

Mr. Dods received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii.

Katherine Hatcher

Katherine Hatcher has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2019. She is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of NewQuest Properties, a privately owned, full-service company based in Houston, Texas engaged in commercial development, retail leasing, tenant representation, land brokerage, and property management. Before joining NewQuest Properties, Katherine was the president of the Gulf Coast States region for Verizon Wireless for eight years. Ms. Hatcher has been involved in and held board positions with various community organizations located in Houston, Texas, including the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors, MD Anderson’s Board of Visitors, Children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Area Women’s Center, Youth About Business and Young Presidents Organization. She is also an alumna of The Center for Houston’s Future. Ms. Hatcher holds two masters degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of which is in City and Regional Planning. Ms. Hatcher provides the Board with experience and insight into the operation, development, and growth of the Company’s businesses, particularly with regard to the Company’s real property assets.


William Monteleone | Director

Mr. Monteleone was appointed Par Pacific's Chief Financial Officer in March 2017. Mr. Monteleone has served the company in various roles most recently as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions from February 2015 to February 2017 and as Chief Executive Officer from June 2013 to January 2015. Mr. Monteleone has served as a Director of Par Pacific since August 2012 as well as on the Board of Managers of Laramie Energy, LLC, Par Pacific’s largest upstream asset. Prior to Par Pacific, Mr. Monteleone was Vice President at Equity Group Investments (EGI) from 2008 to 2013 where he was involved in a range of restructurings and investments primarily within the energy industry. Prior to EGI, Mr. Monteleone worked for Banc of America Securities LLC where he was involved in a variety of debt capital raising transactions, including leveraged buyouts, corporate-to-corporate acquisitions and other debt financing activities. Mr. Monteleone previously served on the Board of Directors of Wapiti Oil and Gas I, LLC, Wapiti Oil and Gas II, LLC, and Kuwait Energy Company. Mr. Monteleone graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's degree.