Garner Dotson is Vice President, Internal Audit of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR).). His responsibilities in that role include implementing internal audit strategy, monitoring Kinder Morgan's Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and administering the company's confidential ethics hotline. In addition, he serves as a liaison between Kinder Morgan and its external auditor.
Mr. Dotson, who has more than 15 years of finance experience, joined the company in 2002 as Director, Working Capital. Prior to his tenure at Kinder Morgan, Mr. Dotson served as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Waste Management, Inc. and held the same position at First Data Information Management Group. Mr. Dotson also has previous experience as an auditor for Coopers and Lybrand and developed a start up business, Delstar Electropolish.
Mr. Dotson holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Houston and earned an MBA from the Cameron School of Business at St. Thomas University in Houston. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Caring Adoptions, serving as the organization's Treasurer.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) is one of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America and owns or operates more than 27,000 miles of pipelines and approximately 145 terminals. Its pipelines transport more than 2 million barrels/day of gasoline and other petroleum products and up to 9 billion cubic feet/day of natural gas; and, its terminals handle over 80 million tons of coal and other bulk materials annually and have a liquids storage capacity of about 70 million barrels for petroleum products and chemicals. KMP is also the leading provider of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery projects in the United States.
The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), one of the largest energy transportation, storage and distribution companies in North America. Combined, the two companies have an enterprise value of more than $35 billion.