Plains GP Holdings (NYSE:PAGP) has appointed Bobby S. Shackouls as an independent member of its board of directors.
Shackouls served as chairman of Burlington Resources Inc. from 1997 until its acquisition by ConocoPhillips in 2006, and continued to serve on the ConocoPhillips board of directors until his retirement in May 2011. Prior thereto, Shackouls served as the president and CEO of Meridian Oil Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Burlington, from 1994 until 1995, and was appointed president and CEO of Burlington in 1995.
Shackouls is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. He is the president of the Mississippi State University Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to aid the continued improvement of the university. He began his professional career in the oil and gas industry with Exxon after graduating from Mississippi State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.
He currently serves as a director of The Kroger Co. and Oasis Petroleum, and recently served as a director of the general partner of PAA Natural Gas Storage LP until it was acquired by Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE: PAA) in December 2013.