Robert Kurz joined our Board of Directors in February 2015 and is currently Vice President of Kinder Morgan Terminals and the President of their tanker division, American Petroleum Tankers. Mr. Kurz has held a variety of senior roles in the maritime industry including Chief Executive Officer of American Petroleum Tankers Parent LLC from 2010 to 2014. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of American Shipping Company from November 2007 through December 2009 and spent 25 years with Keystone Shipping Co., including six years as President. Mr. Kurz has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College and a Masters of Science degree and United States Coast Guard Third Mate License from S.U.N.Y. Maritime College. He is currently a member of the American Maritime Partnership and a past member of the American Maritime Congress, Labor Management Maritime Committee, OceanConnect.com, United Seamenís Service and William Penn Charter School.