Joe Gorder is Valero's Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. He was first elected to the board in February 2014. He became Valero's Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2014, and Chairman on Dec. 31, 2014. Previously, he served as Valero's President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2012. Prior to that, Gorder was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer beginning in January 2011, and led Valero's European operations from its London office. Beginning in December 2005, he was Executive Vice President-Marketing and Supply. Gorder has held several positions with Valero and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (UDS) with responsibilities for corporate development and marketing. He also is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Valero Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP), a midstream logistics master limited partnership formed by Valero in 2013. He also serves on the board of directors of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC).