Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

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10-K
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L P filed this Form 10-K on 02/28/2018
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Office of the Chairman

The Office of the Chairman is a management oversight group comprised of four individuals: Ms. Duncan Williams (as Chairman of the Board), Mr. Bachmann (as Vice Chairman of the Board), Mr. Teague (as CEO) and Mr. Fowler (as President).  The purpose of the Office of the Chairman is for the group to serve collectively as a liaison to the Board and senior management with respect to, and to provide the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, CEO and President a venue to discuss, certain matters including:

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the strategic direction of Enterprise (including business opportunities through organic growth and acquisitions);

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the vision, leadership and development of the management team;

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business goals and operational performance; and

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strategies to preserve our financial strength.

In addition, the Office of the Chairman assists the Board and its Governance Committee in identifying director education opportunities and in determining the size and composition of the Board and recruitment of new members.  The Office of the Chairman also oversees policies that (i) reflect our values and business goals and (ii) enhance the effectiveness of our governance structure. The Office of the Chairman also collectively oversees and provides strategic direction for our legal and human resources departments.

In her role as Chairman of the Board (a non-executive role), Ms. Duncan Williams is responsible for, among other things: (i) presiding over and setting the agendas for meetings of the Board, with due consideration of our values and business goals and an effective governance structure; (ii) overseeing the appropriate flow of information to the Board; (iii) acting as a liaison between the Board and senior management; and (iv) meeting regularly with the CEO and the President, the Vice Chairman of the Board and other Board members to review our strategic direction.

In his role as Vice Chairman of the Board (a non-executive role), Mr. Bachmann is responsible for, among other things: (i) assisting the Chairman of the Board in the execution of the Chairman of the Board’s functions and responsibilities, as requested from time to time by the Chairman of the Board; and (ii) meeting regularly with the CEO and the President, the Chairman of the Board and other Board members to review our strategic direction.

In his role as CEO, Mr. Teague is our principal executive officer and is responsible for, among other things: (i) managing our overall business strategy and day-to-day operations; (ii) overseeing and providing strategic direction for us, subject to Board approval, in the areas of operations, commercial activities, business development, and health and safety; and (iii) providing the required certifications as principal executive officer of Enterprise GP in connection with our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting.

In his role as President, Mr. Fowler is one of two principal financial officers of Enterprise GP and is responsible for, among other things: (i) managing our overall financial strategy; (ii) overseeing and providing strategic direction for us, subject to Board approval, in the areas of accounting, risk management, finance, treasury and cash management, information technology, investor relations, governmental affairs, and public relations and (iii) providing the required certifications as a co-principal financial officer of Enterprise GP (together with the Chief Financial Officer, or “CFO”) in connection with our disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting.
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