Delek US hires new general counsel
Brentwood, Tennessee-based Delek US Holdings and Delek Logistics Partners have appointed Abby Yates to the role of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective April 9.
Yates previously spent six years as general counsel, chief compliance counsel and senior vice president for HR at EthosEnergy, a joint venture between Siemens and Wood Group. Before that, she spent 10 years working at Wood Group, initially as senior litigation counsel and then as divisional counsel to the gas turbine services division. She began her career at law firm Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia and has also worked for Bracewell and Schlumberger in Houston.
Yates succeeds Regina Jones, who has elected to leave the company to pursue other opportunities, according to Delek US. Jones will remain with the company to ensure a smooth transition to Yates, the companies say in a statement. Jones joined Delek US in May 2018, having previously spent 12 years at Schlumberger, according to her LinkedIn profile.
‘I would… like to welcome Abby Yates to Delek,’ says chair, president and CEO of Delek US and Delek Logistics Uzi Yemin in a statement. ‘She brings a strong legal background and a wealth of experience in the industry. I would also like to thank Regina Jones for her support and leadership. She has been an integral part of our executive team and we wish her well in her new endeavors.’
Delek US is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. Delek Logistics was created by Delek US to own, operate, acquire and construct crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets.