Mr. Smith, Managing Director, Business Development at United Energy Trading LLC, has more than 37 years of extensive commercial business development, origination, marketing, management, and policy/regulatory development experience in natural gas and crude oil markets and related business operations. He created the crude oil business unit at UET and was a primary driving force and one of the very few pioneering leaders behind the crude by rail boom in North America from 2009 through 2015. He has worked at progressively higher levels within government, oil and gas producing companies, and energy marketing/trading companies. Mr. Smith is an exceptional writer and presenter/speaker. His experience and in-depth knowledge of natural gas liquids, strategic planning, midstream acquisitions, strategic business partnerships, and implementing large-scale complex projects in the domestic oil and gas industry compliments and deepens UET’s presence in these areas.