Jerry Westerfield has more than 30 years of industry experience, spanning a full spectrum of activities in the unregulated midstream natural gas business.  He currently serves as Vice President of Commercial Operations for North Coast, managing the daily operations and business development for the company.  Before coming to North Coast, Mr. Westerfield was Vice President of Business Development at National Fuel Marketing, where he managed the company’s experienced business development team.  He previously served as Vice President of Northeast Market Development for CIMA ENERGY, LTD, where he was responsible for establishing a presence in the Northeast United States markets through asset development and downstream origination.  Prior to CIMA, Mr. Westerfield was Senior Vice President of Trading and Supply at ProLiance Energy, LLC, where he managed the daily natural gas business unit.  He also worked for six years as the Senior Commercial Officer for natural gas marketer SIGCORP Energy Services.  Mr. Westerfield made significant contributions in expanding the company from a start-up business to a company with annual revenues in excess of $800 million.  Mr. Westerfield earned his B.S. with Honors from Brescia University.