Stephen A. Furbacher was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Dynegy Inc. in August 2005. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the operational and commercial activities of Dynegy's primary business line, power generation. He reports to Bruce Williamson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dynegy Inc. Furbacher previously served as President of Dynegy Midstream Services (DMS) prior to its sale to Targa Resources in October 2005. In this capacity, he was responsible for Dynegy's Midstream natural gas business, which consisted of 800 employees and natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids fractionation, terminalling, storage, transportation, distribution and marketing assets. Formerly President of Warren Petroleum Company, the natural gas liquids division of Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Furbacher joined NGC Corporation (Dynegy's predecessor company) in May 1996, just prior to the merger of NGC and Chevron's midstream businesses. In September 1996, he was promoted to President of DMS. Furbacher began his career with Chevron in 1973 as a design engineer at the company's refinery in Richmond, California. He held positions of increasing responsibility in operations before transferring to Chevron's corporate headquarters in 1981 as a staff analyst. In 1983, Furbacher was named Manager of Chevron's refinery in Bakersfield, Calif. Furbacher earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University in Indiana. In January 2006, Furbacher was named to The National Council for the College of Engineering at Valparaiso. He is a past President of the Gas Processors Association and a past Chairman of the Natural Gas Supply Association Steering Committee. Furbacher is active with the Junior Achievement (JA) Southeast Texas, currently serving on the JA Board and Executive Committee and formerly serving as Board Chairman. He also serves on the Board of Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, Texas and has been an active participant in the Houston Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.