A leadership change has been announced by HollyFrontier Corporation in Dallas where CEO and President George Damiris intends to retire at the end of the year.
Damiris was appointed CEO and President of HollyFrontier in January 2016 and has served on the Board of Directors of HollyFrontier since December 2015. He joined Holly Corporation in 2007 and held several roles at the company prior to his appointment as CEO and President.
In connection with Damiris’s retirement, the Board appointed Michael Jennings as CEO and President of HollyFrontier effective January 1, 2020. Until such time, Jennings will serve as Executive Vice President of the Corporation.
Jennings has served as a director of HollyFrontier since July 2011 and served as Chairman of the Board of HollyFrontier from January 2013 to January 2016 and from January 2017 to February 2019. He previously served as Executive Chairman from January 2016 to January 2017, as the Chief Executive Officer and President of HollyFrontier from the merger of Holly Corporation and Frontier Oil Corporation in July 2011 until January 2016, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier from 2009 until the merger of Holly and Frontier in July 2011, and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Frontier from 2005 until 2009.
Jennings was also appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Holly Logistic Services, LLC, the ultimate general partner of Holly Energy Partners, L.P., effective January 1, 2020. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of HLS, having served as a director of HLS since October.