The board of directors of NuStar GP Holdings (NYSE: NSH) has nominated Jelynne LeBlanc Burley for a position on the company’s board. The election will occur at the company’s Annual Meeting of Unitholders at 10:30 a.m. (CT) Wednesday, April 24 at NuStar’s corporate office at 19003 IH-10 West in San Antonio. Burley is Executive Vice President-Corporate Support Services and Chief Administrative Officer of CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally owned energy company providing both natural gas and electric service to the San Antonio area. "Jelynne will be a great asset to our board because of her experience in the energy industry, her strong leadership skills and her sound business judgment,” said Bill Greehey, chairman of the board of NuStar GP Holdings. “As NuStar undertakes its most ambitious plan for growth, Jelynne’s experience overseeing strategic planning, developing and managing budgets, leading multi-million-dollar construction projects, and managing hundreds of employees will be invaluable.” Burley joined CPS in 2008 as Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, and was subsequently named Acting General Manager and promoted to her current position as Executive Vice President & CAO. During her tenure, Burley has helped ensure the utility company’s future viability, prosperity and long-term success in terms of financial strength, environmental stewardship and community support by helping to establish strategic partnerships and alliances. A few of her achievements include helping to set the organization’s new strategic direction, re-establishing a stable outlook from the bond rating agencies, strengthening public trust in the utility, and obtaining unanimous approval for a new rate structure. Prior to joining CPS, Burley spent nearly 25 years in various leadership positions with the City of San Antonio, which is the 7 th largest city in the U.S. She spent six years serving as Assistant City Manager and then Deputy City Manager where she directed everything from Planning & Development, Public Works and International Affairs, to Economic Development, Information Services and Housing and Neighborhood Services. Before joining the City Manager’s Office, Burley served as the city’s Director of Facilities Planning and Construction, and she held positions of increasing responsibility in project management and budget and management.
She serves on the board of directors of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and she’s a current board member and past president, secretary and treasurer of Urban Management Assistants of South Texas. She’s also involved with the American Public Power Association, the Large Public Power Council, the Texas City Management Association, and the International City Management Association.Burley earned a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science from Southern University and a master of arts degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University. About NuStar Energy L.P. NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation. NuStar currently has 8,634 miles of pipeline; 87 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids; and 50% ownership in a joint venture that owns a terminal and an asphalt refinery with a throughput capacity of 74,000 barrels per day. The partnership’s combined system has approximately 96 million barrels of storage capacity, and NuStar has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Turkey. For more information, visit NuStar Energy L.P.'s Web site at www.nustarenergy.com. About NuStar GP Holdings NuStar GP Holdings, LLC is a publicly traded limited liability company that owns the two percent general partner interest, a 13.0 percent limited partner interest and the incentive distribution rights in NuStar Energy L.P., one of the largest independent liquids terminal operators in the nation. NuStar Energy L.P. has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Turkey. For more information, visit NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s Web site at www.nustargpholdings.com.