Please join us in welcoming John R. Rutherford as our Q1 speaker at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University on Wednesday, February 5th. Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres service, courtesy of the Jones School, and sign-in will begin at 6:30pm.

RutherfordMr. Rutherford joined Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. in 2010 as the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning. He has 30 years of energy and investment banking experience.

Prior to PAA, John served as Managing Director and Head of North American Energy at Lazard, Freres & Co. He also worked at Simmons & Company International for 10 years, where he served as Managing Director and Partner and played a leadership role in building its financial advisory businesses in the mid-stream, downstream, and exploration & production sectors.

During his career, John has developed substantial experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and other strategic actions, including many transactions in which he represented PAA. Since joining Plains, John has continued to advance their business development and strategic planning efforts.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership engaged in the transportation, storage, terminaling and marketing of crude oil and refined products, as well as in the processing, transportation, fractionation, storage and marketing of natural gas liquids. Through its general partner interest and majority equity ownership position in PNG, PAA owns and operates natural gas storage facilities. PAA is headquartered in Houston, Texas.