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Management Team


Matt Rowland, President & CEO

Matt Rowland, President & CEO

Matt Rowland is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Third Coast Midstream. Mr. Rowland has more than 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry and was a founder of High Point Energy, LLC. Mr. Rowland served as SVP and Chief Operating Officer of American Midstream from 2013 through 2016. Prior to founding High Point Energy, Mr. Rowland served as VP for Asset Optimization at CIMA Energy, LTD and held various management positions at Tennessee Gas Pipeline. Mr. Rowland received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Ryan Rupe, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Ryan Rupe, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Ryan Rupe is the Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Third Coast Midstream. Previously, Mr. Rupe served as the VP of Natural Gas Services and Offshore Pipelines and VP of Commercial Operations at American Midstream. Prior to his appointment as an officer of American Midstream, he was a Partner and served as Director of Commercial Operations for High Point Energy, LLC. Mr. Rupe joined High Point Energy from CIMA Energy LP, where he was an Owner and served as Director of Gulf Coast Trading. Mr. Rupe is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is a member of the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.


Tim Balaski, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

Tim Balaski, Vice President of Corporate Development

Mr. Timothy P. Balaski serves as Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Third Coast Midstream. Also, Mr. Balaski is a Managing Director of High Point Energy, LLC (an equity partner in Third Coast Midstream). Tim has forty years of experience in various management roles and field operations within the Natural Gas Transportation, Natural Gas Liquids and Midstream, Crude, Bio Diesel, and Electric Power Plant Development business units. Before Third Coast Midstream acquisition of American Midstream Partners, LP.


Rene Casadaban, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Rene Casadaban, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Rene Casadaban is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Third Coast Midstream. Previously, Mr. Casadaban served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Midstream. Mr. Casadaban has 27 years of midstream project management and business development experience for onshore, offshore, and Deepwater pipeline systems. Mr. Casadaban is the former Chief Operating Officer for Summit Midstream Partners, LP (“Summit”). Prior to joining Summit, Mr. Casadaban worked for Enterprise Products Partners LP as the Director for Deepwater Business Development of floating production platforms and offshore pipelines. Mr. Casadaban has also served as an independent consultant to ExxonMobil Corporation and GulfTerra Energy Partners, LP for Gulf of Mexico and international pipeline projects. At Land and Marine Engineering Limited, Mr. Casadaban was responsible for managing domestic and international pipeline river crossings and beach approaches by horizontal directional drilling. Mr. Casadaban began his career as a Field Engineer for McDermott International Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Angel Reach and is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction.


Karen Acree, Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Karen Acree, Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Karen S. Acree serves as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Third Coast Midstream, LLC, overseeing technical accounting and tax matters for the company. Additionally, she is responsible for internal and external financial reporting and enterprise systems.

Karen has over 35 years of broad experience in the energy industry.  She has served in accounting leadership roles with companies engaged in drilling services, upstream E&P and midstream, both publicly traded and privately held. She believes that success in the energy business depends upon strong, effective communications, both within the company and with external vendors, customers and commercial partners.  Throughout her career, Karen has dealt with application of accounting treatment for various complex transactions, including numerous acquisition and divestiture activities. She has also been instrumental in designing systematic enhancements to aid in the efficiency of financial reporting for the various organizations she has served.

Karen earned a BA in Accounting from Texas Tech University.  She is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Public Accountants.


Stephen Ciupak, Vice President Finance

Stephen Ciupak, Vice President Finance

Stephen Ciupak is the Vice President Finance for Third Coast Midstream. Previously, Mr. Ciupak served as Sr. Director of Finance at American Midstream and has over 15 years of finance, corporate strategy and leadership experience in the midstream natural gas industry. Mr. Ciupak previously served as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Azure Midstream Energy, LLC.  Prior to joining Azure, Mr. Ciupak was the Sr. Director of Strategic Development for Atlas Pipeline Partners, LP. Mr. Ciupak holds a B.A. in Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Energy Business from the University of Tulsa.


Nadine Moustafa, Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Nadine Moustafa, Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Nadine is Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Third Coast Midstream. She joined 3CM over three years ago after more than five years with TransCanada, most recently as Senior Counsel. Nadine has nearly 20 years of experience as an energy industry lawyer, starting her career in private practice with firms in New York and Washington, D.C., including Baker Botts. Nadine has a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.