JAMES A. CISARIK
Jim Cisarik was elected as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Relations of Enterprise Products Holdings LLC in January 2014. After joining the company in April 2001, he served as a Senior Vice President from February 2003 to January 2014 during which he had primary responsibility for the oversight of Enterprise’s intrastate natural gas pipelines and projects derived from LNG and other natural gas business development.
From February 1999 through March 2001, Mr. Cisarik was a Senior Vice President of Coral Energy, LLC, and from 1997 to February 1999 was Vice President, Market Development of Tejas Energy, LLC.
Cisarik graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Petroleum Land Management.
TPA Vice Chairman
As Director of Commercial Services and Natural Gas Marketing, John Loiacono is responsible for Natural Gas Marketing, Scheduling, Contract Administration and Gas Control Enbridge's midstream services division. He previously served Enbridge as Vice President, Commercial Activity and Asset Optimization. Before joining Enbridge in 2000, John served as a senior asset manager for MCNIC Pipeline & Processing Company. He previously worked in various roles at Delhi Gas Pipeline Corporation, Sante Fe Minerals and Texas Oil & Gas Corporation. John has more than 30 years of experience in petroleum production and natural gas gathering, processing, treating and transmission. He has been involved in the design, construction and operation of pipelines, processing and treating plants, compressor and meter stations, and storage facilities. He also has extensive experience with oil and natural gas exploration and production.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a MBA from Oklahoma City University. He is a member of the Natural Gas Society of East Texas, GPA Midstream Association and the Texas Energy Reliability Council.
MICHAEL A. HEIM
TPA Past Chairman
Michael A. Heim currently serves as the vice chairman to the board of directors of Targa Resources GP LLC, the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP and is a full-time employee and member of the executive team, acting in an advisory role on commercial and operational matters and leading special projects. Heim was executive vice president and chief operating officer of TRC between the date of its formation on October 27, 2005 and December 2011.
President, Texas Pipeline Association
Thure Cannon serves as president of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). Prior to joining TPA in 2010, Thure worked in the Texas Legislature for over 12 years serving as chief of staff for a state representative. Before his legislative tenure, Thure consulted on numerous political campaigns and interned for members of the Texas House and Texas Senate.
Thure holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He has been a guest lecturer on Texas campaigns at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and has been a speaker at conferences and service clubs on the Texas Legislature and politics.