Andrew Woodward serves as Chief Executive Officer of Blueknight. He was appointed to this role in June 2020. Mr. Woodward joined Blueknight as Chief Financial Officer in 2019. He has substantial experience with master limited partnerships within the midstream and energy industries having served in multiple strategic and financial roles. Mr. Woodward previously served as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of Andeavor Logistics (NYSE: ANDX), where he was appointed by its board of directors to be the principal financial officer. Prior to this appointment, he led investor relations for ANDX and started his career with Andeavor, now Marathon Petroleum, in corporate development leading valuation, structuring and economic analysis on over $10 billion of corporate and asset transactions. Before joining Andeavor, Mr. Woodward served as a vice president at RBC Capital Markets within its energy investment banking group where he advised on numerous large-scale mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
Mr. Woodward received his Bachelor of Arts in economics and philosophy from Colorado College and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jeff Speer has served as Chief Operating Officer for Blueknight since 2013. Mr. Speer has over 30 years of commercial, operations and project management experiences in a variety of energy related businesses. These experiences include crude oil pipelines, trucking and storage management as well as management of an extensive network of asphalt, emulsions and polymer modification facilities across the United States. Mr. Speer previously served as Vice President of Operations for SemGroup and Vice President of Operations for Koch Industries, Inc. for over 19 years in a variety of similar businesses, including Koch’s Purina Mills agricultural facilities across the United States and Koch’s Canadian, Texas and Oklahoma crude oil businesses.
Mr. Speer received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University.
Matthew R. Lewis serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Blueknight. Mr. Lewis has substantial experience having previously served as both a public and private company Chief Financial Officer, as well as, a proven track record of leading corporate finance, strategic planning, investor relations, and risk management activities within energy and industrial markets. Mr. Lewis previously served as Chief Financial Officer for a privately held company providing specialty solutions for water and gas treating processes within energy and industrial markets. Prior to that, Mr. Lewis was Director of Business Planning & Analysis at Andeavor Logistics (NYSE: ANDX), where he served on the extended leadership team. Previously, Mr. Lewis served in multiple roles at Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP (NASDAQ: MCEP), prior to being appointed Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in 2016.
Mr. Lewis received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University his Master of Business of Administration from Southern Methodist University.
Joel Kanvik serves as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Blueknight Energy Partners. Mr. Kanvik previously served as the Director of U.S. Law and Assistant Secretary for Enbridge Energy Company, Inc, which he joined in January 2001. 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.
Mr. Kanvik received his Bachelor of Business Administration in political science from Northwestern University, and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Michael McLanahan serves as Chief Accounting Officer for Blueknight Energy Partners. Mr. McLanahan brings 15 years of accounting experience in the public and private sectors. He has previously served the Partnership in various accounting roles, including the Corporate Controller, and he has served as an audit manager for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
Mr. McLanahan received his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Ouachita Baptist University, and is a certified public accountant in the state of Oklahoma.