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Non-Executive Director

Laura Tyson

Laura Tyson serves as a Managing Director, the Chief Operating Officer and the General Counsel for EMG. She has over 25 years’ experience working on corporate and securities transactions.

Prior to joining EMG in February 2014, Laura was a Partner at Baker Botts L.L.P. and was a member of the Master Limited Partnership (MLP), Energy and Private Equity practice groups. She was very involved in the firm’s management and served as a hiring partner for four years and on the firm’s executive committee. In her practice, Laura advised private equity funds, hedge funds and other investors in fund and special purpose vehicle formation as well as in the conduct of their investment activities and she represented issuers, underwriters and investors in a variety of equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

While at Baker Botts L.L.P., Laura’s practice was focused on the energy sector and MLPs, including those engaged in coal mining, pipeline transportation and gathering, storage, oil and gas exploration and production, compression, shipping and propane, and she served as outside counsel to EMG on both portfolio company investments and co-investment structuring beginning in 2008. Additionally, she created the first mutual fund focused on investing exclusively in MLPs.

Laura currently serves as a director of numerous EMG portfolio companies including Ascent Resources LLC and Heritage NonOp Holdings, LLC. Laura graduated Magna Cum Laude from McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance and received a JD from the University of Houston Law Center graduating Cum Laude.