Mr. Lamp has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as the Executive Chairman of our affiliate the general partner of CVR Partners, LP ("CVR Partners") since December 2017, and as a member of our board of directors and the board of directors of the general partner of CVR Partners since January 2018, including as Chairman of the CVR Partners board from January 2018 to March 2023. Mr. Lamp has more than 40 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 prior to joining CVR Energy, served in various senior executive roles for Western Refining, Inc., Northern Tier Energy LP, and HollyFrontier Corporation. Mr. Lamp graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
Mr. Pytosh has served as our Executive Vice President – Corporate Services since January 2018, and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of our affiliate, the general partner of CVR Partners, LP and as one of its directors since 2014 and 2011, respectively. Mr. Pytosh has over thirty years of experience in senior executive roles with various companies in the fertilizer, petroleum refining, environmental, power, solid waste and investment banking industries, including as chief financial officer for Tervita Corp., Covanta Energy Corp. and Waste Services, Inc. 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 those same roles for our affiliate, the general partner of CVR Partners, LP since July 2018. Prior to joining CVR Energy, Ms. Buhrig served as executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and compliance officer of Delek US Holdings, Inc. and the general partner of Delek Logistics Partners, LP from October 2017 until June 2018 and prior thereto served in various senior executive roles and compliance officer for Western Refining, Inc., Northern Tier Energy LP and certain of their affiliates. Ms. Buhrig has nearly 24 years of legal and industry experience including in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, compliance, litigation, regulatory matters, and human resources. Ms. Buhrig received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Miami School of Law.
Mr. Conaway has served as our Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller, and in that same role for our affiliate, the general partner of CVR Partners, LP, since August 2021. Prior to assuming those roles, Mr. Conaway served as our Director – Commercial & Operations Accounting, since August 2020. Mr. Conaway has nearly 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and auditing services. Before joining CVR Energy, Mr. Conaway served as assistant controller of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., an oilfield services company, since 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 as senior advisor from November 2017 to February 2019. 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.
Mr. Johnson has served as our Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer since March 2021. Mr. Johnson has more than 32 years of experience in the refining and petrochemicals industry in areas relating to crude, feedstock, product and process optimization, commercial activities, marketing, logistics, and capital utilization. Prior to joining CVR Energy, he served as vice president, Asia for Marathon Petroleum Corporation and vice president, Asia with Andeavor (formerly Tesoro Corporation). Prior to Andeavor, Mr. Johnson held various commercial and marketing roles with Western Refining, Inc., Western Refining Logistics, LP, ConocoPhillips, Tosco and British Petroleum. Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from Wright State University, with a concentration in statistics.
Mr. Neumann has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Assistant Secretary and as our Treasurer, and in those same roles for our affiliate, the general partner of CVR Partners, LP (the "CVR Partners"), since October 2021 and February 2022, respectively. Mr. Neumann most recently served as 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 the general partner of CVR Partners. Prior to that, he served 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 Energy, Mr. Neumann served in various roles of increasing responsibility for several formerly publicly traded refining and marketing entities, including with Andeavor (formerly Tesoro Corporation) 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 with Western Refining, Inc. and Northern Tier Energy, LP. 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. Wright has served as our Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer since January 2022. Mr. Wright has nearly 35 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry including refinery operations, capital project management, crude supply/logistics and refining industry consulting. Mr. Wright joined CVR Energy as a Project Manager in July 2019 and most recently served as our Vice President – Capital Projects from December 2019 to January 2022. Prior to joining the CVR Energy, Mr. Wright served as Senior Consultant - Refining for Solomon Associates, an energy industry consulting firm, from September 2018 to July 2019, and in several senior roles with HollyFrontier Corporation, a publicly traded independent petroleum refiner, from 2005 to February 2018, including Vice President – Crude Supply from April 2015 to February 2018, Vice President Refinery Manager Woods Cross from 2013 to 2015 and as Vice President of Capital Projects from 2005 to 2013. Mr. Wright obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Utah.