Mr. Lamp has served as a director of our general partner since January 2018. Mr. Lamp has served as the Executive Chairman of our general partner and as President and Chief Executive Officer of our affiliate, CVR Energy, Inc., since December 2017, and as a Director of CVR Energy since January 2018. Mr. Lamp previously served as the Chairman of the Board of our general partner from January 2018 to March 2023. Mr. Lamp has more than forty years of technical, commercial and operational experience in the refining and chemical industries. He previously served as a director of the general partner of our affiliate, CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, from January 2018 to February 2019; and as president and chief operating officer of Western Refining, Inc., formerly an independent refining and marketing company, from July 2016 until its sale to Andeavor in June 2017. Mr. Lamp serves on the Board of Directors of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association and is a past Chairman. Mr. Lamp graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Mr. Pytosh has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of our general partner, since 2014 and 2011, respectively, as well as the Executive Vice President – Corporate Services for our affiliate, CVR Energy, Inc., since January 2018. Mr. Pytosh has over thirty years of experience in senior executive roles, including as chief financial officer, with various companies in the fertilizer, petroleum refining, environmental, power, solid waste and investment banking industries. Mr. Pytosh has served as a director of the University of Illinois Foundation since 2007 and The Fertilizer Institute since 2015. Mr. Pytosh received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign..
Ms. Buhrig has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and in that same role for our affiliate, CVR Energy, Inc., since July 2018. Prior to joining CVR Partners, Ms. Buhrig served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Delek US Holdings, Inc., a downstream energy company operating in the areas of refining, logistics, convenience stores, and asphalt, and the general partner of Delek Logistics Partners, LP, a master limited partnership with crude oil and refined product logistics and marketing assets, from October 2017 to June 2018, and held various positions with Western Refining, Inc., formerly an independent refining and marketing company (“WNR”), from November 2005 until July 2017 including senior vice president - services and compliance officer from August 2016 until WNR’s acquisition by Andeavor in June 2017. Ms. Buhrig received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Miami School of Law.
Mr. Neumann has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary and as our Treasurer and Assistant Secretary, and in those same roles for our affiliate, CVR Energy, Inc., since October 2021 and February 2022, respectively. Prior to that, he served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer from August to October 2021, and as Vice President – Finance & Treasurer from June 2020 to October 2021, and in those same roles for CVR Energy, as well as in various other roles within our finance organization since June 2018, including Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis and Director of Projects & Controls. Mr. Neumann has nearly 15 years of experience in the refining and petrochemicals industry in areas relating to finance, accounting, business development, planning and analytics. Before joining CVR Partners, Mr. Neumann served in various roles of increasing responsibility for several formerly publicly traded refining and marketing entities, including Andeavor and its affiliates from March 2011 until June 2018, including as director of commercial business planning and analytics from June 2017 until June 2018; and director of financial planning and analysis for Western Refining, Inc. and its affiliates, formerly an independent refining and marketing company (“WNR”), from 2017 until its acquisition by Andeavor (then Tesoro Corporation) in June 2017. Mr. Neumann obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Political Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Conaway has served as our Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller, and in that same role for our affiliate, CVR Energy, Inc., since August 2021. Mr. Conaway has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and auditing services. Mr. Conaway previously served as our Director – Commercial & Operations Accounting, and in that same role for CVR Energy, since August 2020. Prior to joining CVR Partners, Mr. Conaway served as assistant controller of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., an oilfield services company, from February 2019 and in various roles of increasing responsibility at CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a refiner, transporter and marketer of motor fuels, lubricants, and petrochemicals, since August 2010, including senior advisor from November 2017 to February 2019 and assistant controller – manufacturing & operations accounting from July 2014 until November 2017. Mr. Conaway obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Angelo State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.