Board of Directors
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Nimbley has served as Chairman of the Board since June 30, 2016. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since June 2010 and was our Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer from April 2010 through June 2010. In his capacity as PBF Energy Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nimbley also serves as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiaries, including PBF GP, the general partner of PBFX, of which he is also Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining PBF Energy, Mr. Nimbley served as a Principal for Nimbley Consultants LLC from June 2005 to March 2010, where he provided consulting services and assisted on the acquisition of two refineries. He previously served as Senior Vice President and head of Refining for Phillips and subsequently Senior Vice President and head of Refining for ConocoPhillips’ domestic refining system (13 locations) following the merger of Phillips and Conoco. Before joining Phillips at the time of its acquisition of Tosco in September 2001, Mr. Nimbley served in various positions with Tosco and its subsidiaries starting in April 1993.
Mr. Abraham was a director of PBF LLC from August 2012 to February 2013 and a director of Holding from August 2012 to October 2012. He is the Chairperson of our Compensation Committee and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Abraham is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the international strategic consulting firm The Abraham Group, which he founded in 2005. Prior to starting The Abraham Group, Mr. Abraham served as Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush from 2001 through January 2005, and was a U.S. Senator for the State of Michigan from 1995 to 2001. Prior to serving as a U.S. Senator, Mr. Abraham held various other public and private sector positions in the public policy arena. He currently serves as a director of NRG Energy, Inc., where he is a member of the Compensation Committee; and Two Harbors Investment Corp., a publicly traded REIT, where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. From May 2005 to May 2020, Mr. Abraham served as a director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where he was a member of the Compensation Committee and the HSE Committee. He is the Chairman of the Board of Uranium Energy Corporation and a director of Emissions Reduction Corp. He was previously a director of ICx Technologies, non-executive Chairman of Areva Inc., a member of the board of C3 IoT. and a board member of the California Institute of Technology.
Wayne A. Budd
Mr. Wayne Budd has served as a director of PBF Energy since February 2014 and he has served as the Chairperson of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since April 2014 and as a member of the Compensation Committee since May 2017. He has over 50 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors, and since 2004 is a Senior Counsel of Goodwin Procter LLP. Prior to that, Mr. Budd served as a Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel and a Director of John Hancock Financial Services Inc. from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Budd served as Group President, New England, of Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications Inc.) from 1996 to 2000. He served as a Senior Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Budd also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, from 1994 to 1997, which he was appointed to by President Bill Clinton. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Budd served as an Associate Attorney General of the United States, overseeing the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Anti-Trust Divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Bureau of Prisons. From 1989 to 1992, he was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Budd previously served as a director of Tosco and Premcor and as a director of McKesson Corporation, where he was a member of the Audit and Governance Committees. He is the past Chairman of the National Board of the American Automobile Association and formerly served as a director of the American Automobile Association of Southern New England. Mr. Budd earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School.
Mr. Donahue has served as a director of PBF Energy since January 1, 2022 and he is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Donahue is currently the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Black Squirrel Partners, a growth equity and content acquisition platform focused on the consumer/retail, technology and music industry verticals. He is an accomplished executive and leader with over 33 years of experience in finance and investing, with extensive energy industry experience. His areas of expertise include financial analysis, risk management, strategic planning, team building and leadership, data science and capital markets and finance. In 2020, he retired from Morgan Stanley, where he last served as Head of Americas Equity Capital Markets, was a member of the Global Capital Markets Operating Committee, and was Chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Equity Underwriting Committee. In 2022, Mr. Donahue was appointed to the board of Servco Pacific Inc., a private company where he serves on the Audit Committee. Since 2000, he has served on the National Board of the TJ Martell Foundation. He has also served as a member of the board of the All Within My Hands Foundation since 2018. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Business Economics and Organizational Behavior/Management.
S. Eugene Edwards
Mr. Edwards has served as a director of PBF Energy since July 2014. He has been our Lead Director since October 1, 2021 and has been a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since August 2014 and a member of the HS&E Committee since December 2016, where he also served as Chairperson until September 30, 2021. He has over 35 years of experience in the energy and refining sectors. Most recently he retired from Valero Energy Corp. (“Valero”) in April of 2014 where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Mr. Edwards began his career with Valero as an Analyst in Planning and Economics in 1982 and then served as Director of Business Development; Director of Petrochemical Products; Vice President of Planning and Business Development; Senior Vice President of Supply, Marketing & Transportation; Senior Vice President of Planning, Business Development and Risk Management and as Senior Vice President of Product Supply and Trading.
Ms. Hodges has been a member of the Board and our Audit Committee since March 15, 2023. She has more than 30 years of wholesale and retail energy experience, including major public accounting and extensive experience across the energy industry value chain. She was most recently Executive Vice President of Supply, Trading & Logistics at Motiva Enterprises, LLC until 2023. From July 2016 to 2020, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motiva. Prior to joining Motiva, she held the position of CFO with Spark Energy, where she successfully completed the company’s initial public offering as well as several acquisitions. She also held the position of CFO with Direct Energy, as well as other senior financial roles since beginning her career with Arthur Andersen in 1987. Since 2022, she has served as a member of the board of directors of BWC Terminals LLC, where she serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 2021, she has served as a member of the board of directors of Transalta Renewables Inc., where she is the Chair of the Audit Committee.
Kimberly S. Lubel
Ms. Lubel joined the PBF Energy board in August 2017 and has been the Chairperson of our Audit Committee since January 2023, the Chairperson of the HS&E Committee since October 1, 2021 and a member of the HS&E Committee since October 2017 and a member of the Compensation Committee since May 2019. From January 2013 until June 2017, Ms. Lubel served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of CST Brands, Inc., a Fortune 250 North American convenience and fuel retailer with over 14,000 employees that was acquired by Circle K in June 2017. She also served as the Chairman of the Board at CrossAmerica GP LLC, the general partner of CrossAmerica Partners LP, a publicly-traded master limited partnership, from October 2014 to June 2017. She served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Valero from 2006 to 2012 and served as its Vice President of Legal Services from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining Valero in 1997, Ms. Lubel was a corporate attorney at Kelly, Hart & Hallman. Ms. Lubel has served on the board of Arcosa, Inc. since November 2021 and is a member of its Human Resources Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Since May 2021, she has served on the board of Westlake Corporation, where she is a member of the Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Governance and Corporate Risk Committees. Since January 2019, Ms. Lubel also has served on the board of Southwest Research Institute, an independent, non-profit research and development organization, where she serves on the Compensation, Nominating and Governance and Audit Committees. She previously served as an independent director of WPX Energy, Inc., where she was a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.
George E. Ogden
Mr. Ogden has served as a director of PBF Energy and a member of our Audit Committee since January 1, 2018. Mr. Ogden has over 45 years of experience in the energy sector. From May 2014 to December 2017, Mr. Ogden served as an independent director of PBF GP, the general partner of PBFX. From January 1999 to the present, Mr. Ogden served as an independent refining and marketing consultant for energy and investment companies. Previously he was a Senior Vice President of Tosco from 1992 to 1999, where he was responsible for mergers, acquisitions and divestments and general corporate planning, and prior to that Mr. Ogden held various positions at Tosco, Occidental Petroleum and the Mobil Oil Corporation in business development, refinery operations, planning and economics and as a refinery engineer.
Damian W. Wilmot
Mr. Wilmot has served as a director of PBF Energy and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since March 15, 2023. Mr. Wilmot serves as the SVP, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, where he is responsible for leading and managing the Global Compliance, Business Continuity & Resilience, Privacy, Records Information Management, Global Litigation & Enterprise Risk Management and Quality Assurance organizations. He also leads its Enterprise Risk Management, Incident Response & Crisis Management, and Information Governance programs. Prior to Vertex, Mr. Wilmot worked as chief litigation counsel for another global pharmaceutical company, as a litigation partner with Goodwin Procter, and as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Massachusetts. Since 2019, he has served as a director and member of the Audit Committee and Executive Committees of HarborOne Bancorp, Inc. He has also served as a trustee and member of the Audit and Investment Committees of Fidelity Charitable since 2021.
Lawrence M. Ziemba
Mr. Ziemba has served as a director of PBF Energy and a member of our HS&E Committee since January 1, 2023. He previously served as a director of PBFX GP, including as a member of its Audit and Conflicts Committees, from December 2019 to November 2022. Since January 2020, Mr. Ziemba has served as a director of Plains All-American GP LLC, and is a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability Committee. He retired from Phillips 66 as Executive VP, Refining and a member of the Executive Committee in December 2017. He held this position since the company’s separation from ConocoPhillips in May 2012. Prior to 2012, he was President, Global Refining and served on the Executive Committee of ConocoPhillips. During his career, he held various positions in downstream for ConocoPhillips, Phillips, Tosco, and Unocal Corporation, where he started his career.