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Management

Mark Hurley

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hurley serves as CEO of Blueknight Energy Partners.  Mr. Hurley previously served as
the Senior Vice President, Crude Oil and Offshore of Enterprise Products, LLC since 2010, where he led the newly formed crude oil and offshore business segment. Mr. Hurley began his career at Shell, where he served from 1981 to 2009, most recently as President of Shell Pipeline Co., LP. Mr. Hurley received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University.

Alex Stallings

Chief Financial Officer & Secretary

Alex G. Stallings serves as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Blueknight Energy Partners. Mr. Stallings brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining Blueknight, he served as Chief Accounting Officer for SemGroup, L.P. Previous roles include Audit Manager for the public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand and Chief Accounting Officer for Staffmark, Inc., a temporary staffing company, where he was responsible for the public reporting and integration of more than 43 acquisitions during his tenure.

Mr. Stallings is a Certified Public Accountant and received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Baylor University.

James R. Griffin

Chief Accounting Officer

James Griffin serves as Chief Accounting Officer for Blueknight Energy Partners. Mr. Griffin has over 15 years of accounting experience in the public and private sectors. He previously served as a controller for SemGroup, L.P. and an audit manager for the public accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and received his B.S. in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.

Jeff Speer

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Speer serves as Chief Operating Officer for Blueknight Energy Partners. Mr. Speer’s nearly 20 years of operations management experience encompasses asphalt/emulsion, crude oil, pipeline and agricultural businesses. He previously served as Vice President of Operations for SemMaterials as well as Vice President of Operations for Koch Industries, Inc.

He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University.

Brian Melton

Chief Commercial Officer

Brian Melton serves as Chief Commercial Officer of Blueknight Energy Partners. Mr. Melton brings over 18 years of senior level business development experience in the energy industry. He most recently was Vice President Business/Corporate Development at Inergy, LP in Kansas City, MO responsible for sourcing, evaluation and execution of natural gas liquids, midstream, and storage related investments and acquisitions. Prior to that role, he served as Director of Energy Investment Banking at A.G. Edwards / Wachovia Securities. He also served as Director of Bus Development & Corporate Planning at TransMontaigne Inc. responsible for the sourcing, evaluation and execution of refined products pipeline / midstream acquisitions and capital expansion projects.

Mr. Melton received his M.B.A., Finance from Arkansas State University.


Tim Moore

Vice President of Crude Pipeline & Terminal Operations

Tim has over 30 years experience in the midstream energy business, with special expertise in terminal operations, LPG and raw feed pipelines. He served as terminal manager and various capacities with Koch Industries from 1981-2005. He worked with Koch/Teppco operations in Cushing, Okla., from 2005 to January 2010, when he joined the Blueknight operations team.