AUSTIN, Texas – Vincent DiCosimo, Vice President of Government Affairs at Targa Resources Corp., has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). TPA is the largest state trade association in the country that solely represents the interests of the intrastate pipeline network. The association made the announcement last Friday at its Annual Meeting, held at the C. Baldwin Hotel in downtown Houston.
“A very big welcome to Vincent DiCosimo as our new chairman,” said TPA President Thure Cannon. “For many years, he has served on the TPA Board, most recently as vice chairman. His vision and sage counsel have been invaluable to the Texas Pipeline Association. At the same time, we would like to thank Shay Bluntzer for his dedication and leadership over the past two years as our chairman. We are very fortunate to have this level of leadership to help guide us through many challenging and exciting times for the midstream industry.”
DiCosimo has served as an officer of Targa Resources since the acquisition of his company, Coast Energy Group LLC, in December of 2010. Prior to his current role, DiCosimo was Senior Vice President of Targa Petroleum Logistics at Targa Resources. He previously served as founder and CEO of Coast Energy LLC, co-founder and CEO of PipeStem Energy Group, vice president of marketing for Enterprise Products Partners, founder and CEO of RedMeteor LLC and founder, CEO and EVP of Cornerstone Propane and Coast Energy Group, LP (NYSE).
DiCosimo currently serves as a director of International Liquids Terminal Association, vice chairman of the Greater Houston Port Bureau, American Oil Pipeline Association Pipeline Leadership Committee, a director of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Texas Oil and Gas board and Targa’s state and federal PACs. He represents Targa on the Greater Houston Partnership, North Dakota Petroleum Council, New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and the Petroleum Alliance. He graduated with honors from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and attended the University of Houston for post graduate studies.
“I am honored to continue to serve this great association,” said DiCosimo. “Especially as we work together with all the state’s stakeholders to ensure we can continue delivering the essential hydrocarbon energy for Texas to grow and thrive and provide regional and national security.”
Texas Pipeline Association, the largest state trade association in the country representing solely the interests of the intrastate pipeline network, is the primary resource for information regarding the Texas pipeline industry and provides advocacy on issues related to pipeline safety, environmental regulations, taxation and legislation. Member companies and their representatives commit to conduct their business in accordance with integrity, honest communication, fair right-of-way acquisition, respectful construction and safe operations. Visit TPA at texaspipelines.com
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