Sigmund "Sig" Cornelius is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport LNG. He retired in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer from ConocoPhillips after serving over 30 years with the company in a variety of assignments. Mr. Cornelius currently serves on the public company Board of Directors for Carbo Ceramics Inc., Parallel Energy Trust, NiSource Inc., and Western Refining. He also serves on two non-profit boards; Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) and Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS). A native of Iowa, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and has Master of Science degrees from Stanford and Purdue.