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Tallgrass Energy GP LP (TEGP.N)

TEGP.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Dehaemers

56 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of General Partner

Gary Brauchle

43 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of General Partner

William Moler

51 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of General Partner

Gary Watkins

44 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of General Partner

Christopher Jones

40 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of General Partner

Richard Bullock

61 2015 Vice President - Human Resources, Tax and Risk Management of General Partner

Jeffrey Armstrong

47 2014 Director

Roy Cook

59 2013 Director

Frank Loverro

48 2015 Director of General Partner

Stanley de Osborne

46 2015 Director of General Partner

John Raymond

46 2015 Director of General Partner

Terrance Towner

58 2013 Director

Jeffrey Ball

42 2015 Independent Director of General Partner

Thomas Gerke

61 2015 Independent Director of General Partner

W. Curtis Koutelas

55 2016 Independent Director of General Partner

Nate Lien

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

David Dehaemers

Mr. David G. Dehaemers, Jr. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tallgrass Equity since February 2013 and as a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since August 2012. Prior to joining our general partner, Mr. Dehaemers served as Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Tallgrass MLP Fund I, L.P., a private MLP Investment Fund from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Dehaemers also served as Executive Vice President of corporate development at Inergy, LP, or NRGY, from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Dehaemers played a role in NRGY’s corporate development group, where he focused on developing its long-term expansion strategies in the midstream area, which included acquisitions and expansion projects in excess of $500 million. Mr. Dehaemers also was an owner of Inergy Holdings, L.P., or NRGP, when that entity went public in 2005. Before Inergy, Mr. Dehaemers was part of the executive management team of Kinder Morgan, Inc. and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LP from 1997 to 2003, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, Mr. Dehaemers assumed responsibility for Kinder Morgan’s corporate development efforts, in which role he and his team developed and executed Kinder Morgan’s growth strategies. Mr. Dehaemers holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also holds a Juris Doctorate in Law from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Gary Brauchle

Mr. Gary J. Brauchle is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. since February 2015 and of TEP GP since February 2013. Mr. Brauchle has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tallgrass Equity since February 2013 and of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since November 2012. Prior to joining Tallgrass, Mr. Brauchle was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at McDermott International, Inc., a global engineering and construction company serving the oil and gas industry during 2012 and as Corporate Controller from 2010 to 2012. He joined McDermott in 2003 and served in various positions of increasing responsibility, including as Director of Internal Audit from 2005 to 2007 and as Director of Operational Accounting and Assistant Controller for an operating subsidiary from 2007 to 2008 and 2008 to 2010, respectively. Mr. Brauchle also served in the Houston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ energy and utilities practice from 1997 to 2003, including as a Manager from 2001 to 2003, and with a focus on midstream master limited partnerships, or MLPs. Mr. Brauchle was a postgraduate technical assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Brauchle is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a Master of Science in Accounting in 1996 and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1995.

William Moler

Mr. William R. Moler is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. since February 2015 and of TEP GP since February 2013. Mr. Moler has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tallgrass Equity since February 2013 and as a director, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since October 2012. From 2004 until his departure in October 2012, Mr. Moler served in various capacities with Inergy, L.P. and its affiliates, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Inergy Midstream, L.P. and President and Chief Operating Officer—Natural Gas Midstream Operations of Inergy, L.P. Prior to joining Inergy, L.P., Mr. Moler was with Westport Resources Corporation from 2002 to 2004, where he served as both General Manager of Marketing and Transportation Services and General Manager of Westport Field Services, LLC. Prior to Westport, Mr. Moler served in various leadership positions at Kinder Morgan, Inc. and its predecessors from 1988 to 2002. Mr. Moler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1988.

Gary Watkins

Mr. Gary D. Watkins is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He has also served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Tallgrass Equity and of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since February 2015. Previously, Mr. Watkins served as Vice President, Controller and principal accounting officer of DCP Midstream Partners, LP and DCP Midstream, LLC from May 2011 until April 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Watkins had held the positions of Senior Director—Marketing Accounting and Director of Corporate Accounting with DCP Midstream, LLC. Prior to joining DCP Midstream, LLC in November 2004, Mr. Watkins held various positions of increasing responsibility at Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. Mr. Watkins also served in the Denver offices of Arthur Andersen LLP and KPMG LLP from 1996 through 2002.

Christopher Jones

Mr. Christopher R. Jones is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He has been Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of our general partner, TEP GP and Tallgrass Energy Holdings since May 2016. Previously, Mr. Jones served as Tallgrass's Assistant General Counsel, beginning in October 2012. Prior to joining Tallgrass, Mr. Jones was an attorney with the law firm that is now known as Stinson Leonard Street LLP from 2003 to 2012, becoming a partner in 2008. Mr. Jones holds an undergraduate degree and a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Kansas.

Richard Bullock

Mr. Richard L. Bullock is Vice President - Human Resources, Tax and Risk Management of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He has also served as Vice President of Human Resources, Tax and Risk Management of Tallgrass Equity since February 2013 and of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since November 2012. Previously, Mr. Bullock served as the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Tallgrass Development and its general partner. Mr. Bullock previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tallgrass MLP Fund I, L.P. from 2008 to 2011. Prior to Tallgrass, Mr. Bullock worked at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. Mr. Bullock joined Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. in 1997 where he served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer through 2002 and, thereafter served as Vice President-Tax through October 2008. In those roles Mr. Bullock was principally responsible for all quarterly and annual SEC filings, integrating the accounting and financial reporting functions for acquisitions, tax compliance and tax planning for both Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. and Kinder Morgan, Inc. Mr. Bullock is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

Jeffrey Armstrong

Mr. Jeffrey R. Armstrong is Director of the Company. He also serves as a director and a member of the audit committee of the general partner of Arc Logistics Partners LP, a publicly traded limited partnership that is principally engaged in the terminalling, storage, throughput and transloading of crude oil and petroleum products. In August 2014, Mr. Armstrong became the Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Energy, LP, a privately held midstream energy company focused on international matters. In October 2014, Mr. Armstrong became the chairman of MID-SHIP Group, a privately held logistics and transportation company. Mr. Armstrong is the Manager and controlling shareholder of MID-SHIP Capital LLC, which owns 100% of MID-SHIP Securities LLC, a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA. From March 2001 until December 2013, Mr. Armstrong was employed by Kinder Morgan and held various positions within the company including Vice President of Corporate Strategy and President of the Terminals division. Prior to 2001, Mr. Armstrong was employed by GATX Corporation where he held various commercial and operational roles including General Manager of the company’s east coast operations. He received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Roy Cook

Mr. Roy Nolan Cook is Director of the Company. He was employed by, and held a variety of roles within, the terminals division of Kinder Morgan, focusing on acquisitions, management, design and operations and specializing in the dry bulk side of the terminals business. Prior to 2001, Mr. Cook owned and managed several business in the service industry, including Milwaukee Bulk Terminals, Inc. and Dakota Bulk Terminals, Inc., each of which were sold to Kinder Morgan in 2001. Mr. Cook currently owns several small businesses across diverse industries, including a self-storage business, an electrical service company and a commercial real estate management and development company. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1979 with a B.S. degree in Agriculture Economics.

Frank Loverro

Mr. Frank J. Loverro is Director of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He has served as a director of TEP GP since February 2013 and of our general partner since February 2015. Mr. Loverro has also served as a director of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since August 2012. Mr. Loverro joined Kelso in 1993, has been Managing Director since 2004 and a Member of Kelso's Management Committee since 2013, and in 2016 became Co-CEO. He spent the preceding three years in the private equity investment and high yield groups at The First Boston Corporation. Mr. Loverro is also a director of Ajax Resources, LLC, Delphin Shipping LLC, Hunt Marcellus, LLC, and Poseidon Containers Holdings LLC. Mr. Loverro was also a director of Buckeye GP LLC. Mr. Loverro received a B.A. in Economics with Distinction from the University of Virginia in 1991. Mr. Loverro has extensive experience in corporate financing and in evaluating the financial performance and operations of companies across a variety of business sectors, including the energy sector.

Stanley de Osborne

Mr. Stanley de J. Osborne is Director of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He has served as a director of TEP GP since February 2013 and of our general partner since February 2015. Mr. Osborne has also served as a director of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since August 2012. Mr. Osborne joined Kelso in 1998 and has been Managing Director since 2007. He spent the preceding two years as an Associate at Summit Partners. He spent the previous three years at J.P. Morgan & Co. as an Associate in the Private Equity Group and an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Osborne is also a director of Ajax Resources, LLC, 4Refuel Canada LP, Hunt Marcellus, LLC, Logan's Roadhouse, Inc., Traxys S.a.r.l, Power Team Services, LLC and LBM Acquisition, LLC. Mr. Osborne was also previously a director of CVR Energy, Inc. and Global Geophysical Services, Inc. Mr. Osborne received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College in 1993.

John Raymond

Mr. John T. Raymond is Director of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He has served as a director of TEP GP since February 2013 and of our general partner since February 2015. Mr. Raymond has also served as a director of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since August 2012. Mr. Raymond is an owner and founder of The Energy & Minerals Group. EMG is a diversified natural resource private equity fund manager with approximately $14.6 billion of regulatory assets under management (RAUM) as of September 30, 2016. EMG has allocated approximately $9.8 billion in commitments across the energy sector since inception. Mr. Raymond has been Managing Partner and CEO since EMG's inception in 2006. Prior to that time, Mr. Raymond held leadership positions with various energy companies, including President and CEO of Plains Resources Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Plains Exploration and Production Company and Director of Development for Kinder Morgan, Inc. Mr. Raymond currently serves on numerous other boards, including the board of directors of each of NGL Energy Holdings, LLC, the general partner of NGL Energy Partners, LP, Plains All American GP LLC, the general partner of Plains All American Pipeline, LP, and PAA GP Holdings LLC, the general partner of Plains GP Holdings, LP. Mr. Raymond received a BSM degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with dual concentrations in finance and accounting.

Terrance Towner

Mr. Terrance Daniel Towner is Director of the Company. He currently provides advisory services to various private equity clients and private companies. Between 2000 and December 2014, Mr. Towner was employed by Watco Companies, a Kansas based transportation company, in various capacities, including Vice Chairman, President, COO and CFO. As President and COO, Mr. Towner was responsible for all operations, safety, quality, human resources, information services and the financial performance of Watco’s transportation, mechanical, and terminal and port divisions. Prior to joining Watco, Mr. Towner spent thirteen years in banking including three years as President and CEO of First State Bank & Trust Company of Pittsburg, Kansas. He also served for five years as President of Pitsco, a company that develops and markets computer based education products, and approximately two years as a financial and strategic consultant with Grant Thornton. Following his departure from Grant Thornton, Mr. Towner acquired Joplin.com, an internet service provider located in Joplin, Missouri and subsequently sold the company to Empire District Electric Company, a public utility. Mr. Towner earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pittsburg State University in 1981 and his MBA from Pittsburg State University in 1993.

Jeffrey Ball

Mr. Jeffrey A. Ball is Independent Director of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He has served as a director of TEP GP since May 2013 and of our general partner since February 2015. Mr. Ball has also served as the Chairman of the audit committee of TEP GP since May 2013 and as the Chairman of the audit committee of our general partner since April 2015. Further, Mr. Ball has served as a director of Tallgrass Energy Holdings since August 2012. Mr. Ball is a Managing Director at EMG, a diversified natural resource private equity fund manager, and is responsible for transaction origination, structuring and execution, portfolio company management and investment realization. Prior to joining EMG in October 2007, Mr. Ball was a Director in the investment banking group at Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC, covering the energy industry with a particular focus on MLPs and the midstream sector. Mr. Ball has completed over $53 billion of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets financing transactions during his career in the energy and minerals sector. Mr. Ball currently serves on the Boards of Ferus Inc., Ferus GP LLC, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc., Ferus Natural Gas Fuels GP, LLC, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels (CNG), LLC, Ascent Resources, LLC, PRES Holdings, LLC and is a board observer of MarkWest Utica EMG, LLC. Mr. Ball received a B.S. in Economics with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas Gerke

Mr. Thomas A. Gerke is Independent Director of TEGP Management, LLC, a General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He is currently serving, and has served as the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer since May 1, 2016 at H&R Block, the world's largest consumer tax services provider. Previously, he held the position of Chief Legal Officer at H&R Block from January 1, 2012 to May 1, 2016. From January 2011 to April 2011, Mr. Gerke served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of YRC Worldwide, a leading transportation service provider. From July 2009 to December 2010, Mr. Gerke served as Executive Vice Chairman of CenturyLink, a Fortune 500 integrated communications business. From December 2007 to June 2009, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Embarq, then a Fortune 500 integrated communications business. He also held the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel - Law and External Affairs at Embarq from May 2006 to December 2007. From October 1994 through May 2006, Mr. Gerke held a number of executive and legal positions with Sprint, serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for over two years. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Consolidated Communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in Columbia, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Rockhurst University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in Kansas City.

W. Curtis Koutelas

Mr. W. Curtis Koutelas is Independent Director of TEGP Management, LLC., the general partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP. He founded Arrowhead Contracting Inc. in 1990 and has served as its President for the past 26 years. Arrowhead provides general construction, remedial construction, environmental engineering, facility operations and maintenance and homeland security services to a broad base of federal agencies and large-business prime contractors, and is not an affiliate of the Company or the General Partner. In addition to his work with Arrowhead, Mr. Koutelas is dedicated to serving the Kansas City area by participating in volunteer and outreach programs benefiting small businesses, and providing financial assistance to disadvantaged young men and women attending Rockhurst High School and Rockhurst College. Mr. Koutelas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Pittsburg State University.

Nate Lien