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Alan Armstrong

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Williams Companies, Inc.

Alan Armstrong became president and chief executive officer of Williams in January 2011. During his tenure, Williams has expanded its reach, currently touching about 30 percent of all U.S. natural gas volumes, through gathering, processing, transportation and storage services.

Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer, Armstrong led the Company’s North American midstream and olefins businesses through a period of growth and expansion as Senior Vice President – Midstream. Previously, Mr. Armstrong served as Vice President of Gathering and Processing from 1999 to 2002; Vice President of Commercial Development from 1998 to 1999; Vice President of Retail Energy Services from 1997 to 1998 and Director of Commercial Operations for the company’s midstream business in the Gulf Coast region from 1995 to 1997. He joined Williams in 1986 as an engineer.

Armstrong serves on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, is a member of the National Petroleum Council and is a former board member of Access Midstream Partners, GP, LLC. He is currently chair of the National Petroleum Council’s Energy Infrastructure Study. Armstrong is a 2018 recipient of the GPA Midstream Association’s Hanlon Award and is a member of the board of directors of BOK Financial Corporation.

Additionally, he serves on the boards of several education-focused organizations including as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Oklahoma Foundation and Junior Achievement, USA. Armstrong is also a member of the boards of The Williams Foundation, Philbrook Museum

of Art and Gilcrease Museum. He is a member of the Distinguished Graduates Society of the Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma.