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Alan Armstrong became president and chief executive officer of Williams in January 2011. Previously, he served as president of Midstream and was responsible for leading Williams’ midstream and olefins businesses in Canada and the United States. Additionally, Armstrong serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ), the master limited partnership that owns most of Williams’ gas pipeline and domestic midstream assets.
Previously, Armstrong served as vice president of Gathering & Processing from 1999-2002; vice president of Commercial Development from 1998-99; vice president of Retail Energy Services from 1997-98 and director of Commercial Operations for Williams Field Services’ Gulf Coast from 1995-97. He joined Williams in 1986 as an engineer.
Armstrong graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
Armstrong serves as past president of the Gas Processors Association and is a past board member of the Natural Gas Supply Association. He currently is a member of the National Petroleum Council, Business Roundtable and American Petroleum Institute’s Board of Directors. Armstrong also serves as board member and past chairman of the Board of Visitors for the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering. In the community, he serves as board member and past board chairman of Junior Achievement of Oklahoma and is a member of the executive committee of the Tulsa Metro Chamber. Armstrong is a board member of Tulsa’s Future II Oversight Committee, The Williams Foundation, Teach for America – Oklahoma, Philbrook Museum of Art and the Oklahoma Business Education Coalition.