Deana Werkowitch is the Vice President of Business Process Optimization at Crestwood Equity Partners LP, a publicly-traded energy midstream company. Deana is responsible for delivering end-to-end operational and process efficiencies and technology improvements across the organization. She provides leadership and strategic oversight promoting a collaborative and continuous improvement culture bringing innovation and new possibilities to the employees at Crestwood. Deana has been in the energy industry for 20 years and has a relentless passion for utilizing an ‘art of the possible’ mindset turning challenges into opportunities resulting in organizational success. Deana’s career began at Koch Industries, Aquila, and consulting for domestic and global companies. She served various roles in commodity trading, cross-commodity analysis and implementing and integrating systems and realigning functions to deliver valuable results that increase operational value. As a leader, she created and designed an IT department that drove strategic value by partnering with operational functions at Lansing Trade Group, an agricultural product trading company. At Crestwood, she developed a commercial systems support team leading a system transformation for its marketing operations. She is also a driving force in creating a partnership between the business leaders, blurring the lines between operations and information technology resulting in a trusting and collaborative partnership focusing on extracting the full value of the platform by putting people first.