Highly Experienced Management Team

Dave Shiels, Chief Executive Officer, Traverse Midstream

Dave Shiels

Chief Executive Officer

Dave leads Traverse Midstream as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this position at Traverse Midstream, Dave served as Chief Financial Officer at Access Midstream Partners (ACMP). Before being acquired by The Williams Companies, Inc., ACMP had grown to be one of the premiere gathering and processing MLPs in the industry. Prior to Access, Dave spent 13 years at the General Electric Company (GE) holding multiple regional chief financial officer roles with GE subsidiaries. Prior to that he spent nine years with Conoco, Inc. in both financial and operational roles. Dave serves on both the Junior Achievement ‘s Oklahoma State and Oklahoma City regional Board of Directors. He graduated with high honors from Michigan State University with a degree in banking and finance.

Jake Fowler

Vice President – Business Development

Prior to Traverse Midstream, Jake served as Midstream and Marketing Manager for RKI E&P, LLC (now WPX Energy) where he oversaw the company’s midstream assets and commodity marketing. Prior to joining RKI/WPX, Jake was at Chesapeake where he led the commercial efforts for commodity sales in the Western Business Unit and was involved in the creation of multiple joint ventures and new business opportunities for the company’s emerging midstream portfolio. Prior to Chesapeake, he was the basin marketing manager at Dominion OK & TX E&P. Jake holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from University of Central Oklahoma.

Michael Smith

Vice President – Finance

Prior to Traverse Midstream, Michael served as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for The Williams Companies, Inc. Before joining Williams as a part of the 2015 merger with Access Midstream Partners (ACMP), he was Vice President and Treasurer for ACMP. Positions held previous to Access include Vice President of Finance for a privately-held energy infrastructure development company, and a member of the investment team of GE Energy Financial Services. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale University School of Management.

Eric Pedersen

Finance Manager

Prior to Traverse Midstream, Eric served as Senior Midstream & Marketing Analyst for the American Energy Partners portfolio of companies. He previously worked for The Williams Companies, Inc. holding a variety of senior financial and business development support positions. Eric graduated from Texas A&M in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management and earned his Masters of Science degree in Finance from Texas A&M in 2008.

Blake Belanger, Business Development Manager

Blake Belanger

Business Development Manager

Prior to joining Traverse Midstream, Blake served as Senior Commercial Development Representative for RKI E&P, LLC (now WPX Energy) with commodity marketing and business development responsibilities for assets in the Delaware Basin and Powder River Basin. He previously worked for Chesapeake Energy holding commercial and business development positions of increasing responsibility. Blake graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in entrepreneurship and venture management.

Amanda Warrington, Corporate Secretary

Amanda Warrington

Corporate Secretary

Amanda has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of legal roles for corporate, government and private sector businesses. Prior to joining Traverse Midstream, Amanda was Assistant Corporate Secretary & Equity Administrator for Access Midstream Partners, LP. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University and gained her Juris Doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University in 2005.