Blueknight Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: BKEP) (NASDAQ: BKEPP) has named Joel Kanvik as general counsel replacing Chris Paul after his three years of service. Kanvik brings more than 20 years of experience to the organization, including 15 years at Enbridge Energy Company Inc., a transporter of crude oil and natural gas via pipeline.
Kanvik has experience in corporate law as well as private practice. He most recently served as the Director – US Law and Assistant Secretary for Enbridge Energy Company Inc. in Duluth, Minn. He provided legal and business counsel to a family of corporations/limited partnerships, including the development and execution for large-scale construction/acquisition projects, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and licenses, intellectual property, litigation management and corporate governance. He developed and managed up to seven attorneys and five staff members while at Enbridge. Prior to that, he was in a private practice at LaRowe, Gerlach & Roy, S.C., in Madison, Wisc. Kanvik received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a JD from University of Wisconsin Law School.