Alan Armstrong serves as president and chief executive officer of Williams (NYSE: WMB). Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids. Williams owns and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipelines system wide and handles approximately 30 percent of the natural gas in the United States that is used every day for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use.
Prior to being named CEO in late 2010, 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 and held various roles in engineering, construction, and operations.
Armstrong graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
Armstrong serves on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute and is a member of the National Petroleum Council. In 2019, he chaired the National Petroleum Council’s Energy Infrastructure Study on Changing Dynamics of Oil & Gas Infrastructure. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of BOK Financial Corporation and the Energy Infrastructure Council.