BP Cherry Point manager joins United Way board

Stacey McDaniel, refinery manager of the BP Cherry Point Refinery in Blaine, has been named as a new member of the board of directors for United Way of Whatcom County.

The announcement was made during the nonprofit organization’s recent annual meeting.

As manager of the largest refinery operation in Washington state, McDaniel leads a permanent staff of 800 BP employees and between 600-3,500 contractors at any given time. Prior to her current role, McDaniel was the head of technology development for BP’s Global Refining business, having accountability for the development and deployment of innovative refining solutions, ranging from improved process technologies to real-time monitoring devices and predictive models.

McDaniel has 20 years of industry experience, and has held leadership roles in operations, supply and technology. She spent time in London at BP’s corporate headquarters developing technology strategy for the BP Group and business plans and strategy for the global refining business.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and attended the University of Chicago for MBA coursework.

Also at United Way’s annual meeting, retiring board members, Sandi Howard from Sargento’s, Mary Humphries from ForestEthics and Jeff Pitzer from BP Cherry Point, were honored for their dedication and years of support.

United Way of Whatcom County is online at www.unitedwaywhatcom.org.

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