Larry S. Pierce is Vice President, Corporate Communications, of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR). His responsibilities include leading the public relations and external and internal communications activities for the Kinder Morgan companies. He also oversees the Kinder Morgan Foundation.
Mr. Pierce joined Kinder Morgan in 1998. He has approximately 25 years of public relations and public affairs experience and previously held management positions with Hill and Knowlton, First Interstate Bancorp and Public Service Co. of Colorado. Mr. Pierce is a current member of the Public Relations Society of America and a former board member of the National Sports Center for the Disabled. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado.
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.
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) is a limited liability company, and its only significant assets are the partnership units it owns in KMP. KMR shareholders receive distributions in the form of additional shares equivalent in value to the cash distributions received by KMP common unitholders.