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Phillip D. Wright

Director Since 2011

Mr. Wright’s career has spanned 35 years in the oil, natural gas and petrochemical sectors. Key roles he has held include: President and Chief Executive Officer, Williams Energy Services LLC, a production, midstream, refining, transportation & storage, and marketing enterprise, from October 2001 to November 2002; Senior Vice President and Chief Restructuring Officer, The Williams Companies, Inc., an integrated natural gas company, from November 2002 to January 2005; President, Williams Gas Pipeline Company, a gas pipeline subsidiary of The Williams Companies, Inc., from January 2005 to February 2011; and Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of The Williams Companies, Inc. from February 2011 until his retirement on April 1, 2012. Prior to joining Williams, Mr. Wright worked for 13 years for Conoco Inc., where he had roles in operations, engineering and commercial management. Mr. Wright is a former director and chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and a former Chairman of the Association of Oil Pipelines of America. He also is the former First Vice Chairman of the Southern Gas Association.

Chair of our Compensation Committee and member of our Strategic Planning and Finance Committee.