Board of Directors

Age 70
Director since 2015
Independent Committees: Audit (Chair) and Corporate Governance

Career Highlights:

  • Served as Global Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”) from 2011 until 2014.
  • Served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte LLP (“Deloitte U.S.”) from 2003 to 2011.
  • Served as Managing Partner of the financial advisory business and the Mid-America region of Deloitte U.S. In fulfilling his roles for DTTL and Deloitte U.S., he acted in his capacity as a partner in Deloitte U.S. He retired as a partner of Deloitte U.S. in May 2014.
  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • During the period from November 2014 through May 2015, he was engaged to serve as an independent consultant in the information technology sector.
  • He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

 

Other Boards:

  • A member of the Board of Directors of Brookshire Grocery Company, a private company.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dye & Durham Limited, a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience and expertise in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, taxation and management consulting. 
  • Extensive senior executive experience provides him with particular expertise in leadership, strategic vision and corporate governance matters.

Age 63
Board Chair
Director since 2007

Lead Independent Director

Career Highlights:

  • Named Board Chair May 2022.

  • Retired in 2007 from Southern Union Company where she served as Senior Vice President-Corporate Development from November 2006 to January 2007 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 2005 to November 2006.
  • Served as an executive officer of Frontier Oil Corporation, having served as Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2005 and as Treasurer from 1991 to 1994.
  • Served as an investment banker with Smith Barney, Harris, Upham & Co., Inc. in New York and Houston, after joining the company as an associate in 1985, when she graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A.
  • Served as an exploration geologist in the oil industry, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University in 1980.
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of Noble Corporation, plc, a U.K.-based offshore drilling contractor, where she served on the Compensation and Finance Committees and was Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, and a former member of the Board of Directors of NATCO Group, Inc., a privately owned oil field services and equipment manufacturing company, from 2004 until its sale to Cameron International Corporation in November 2009.
  • Served on the ONEOK Board of Directors in 2004 and 2005 and was also a member of the Board of Directors of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., from 2009 until the consummation of the merger transaction with ONEOK in June 2017. 

 

Other Boards:

  • None.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Broad experience and understanding of various segments within the energy industry (exploration and production, refining and marketing, natural gas transmission, processing and distribution, production technology and contract drilling), and significant senior accounting, finance, capital markets, corporate development and management experience and expertise.
  • Demonstrated leadership and has been effective in her role as immediate past chair of our Audit Committee and as current chair of our Corporate Governance Committee and Lead Independent Director.

Age 64
Director since 2019
Independent Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance

Career Highlights:

  • Held positions of increasing responsibility from 1997 through January 2019 at Sasco Capital Inc., an independent, institutional investment firm, focused primarily on corporate turnarounds, restructurings and transformations, until he retired as Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager.
  • Worked in equity research and sales for Roulston Research Company from 1989 to 1996 and for McDonald & Company from 1986 to 1989, both in Cleveland, Ohio. 

 

Other Boards:

  • None.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • More than 30 years of experience in the U.S. equities markets, including constructive engagement with senior management teams to develop a deep understanding of their corporate vision, value creation philosophy, commitment to long-term sustainable value and shareholder alignment.
  • Experience in more than 50 strategic, transformational restructurings spanning several industries including the energy value chain from upstream exploration and production, onshore and offshore oil field services, midstream, downstream petrochemicals and refining, regulated utilities and merchant energy.
  • More than 20 years of broad experience as an analyst in the commodity, energy, industrial and utility sectors.
  • Extensive financial experience and expertise.

Age 64
Director since 2015
Independent Committees: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance

Career Highlights:

  • Served as Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of TransMontaigne Partners L.P. from September 2006 to August 2009; as Chief Financial Officer from January 2003 to September 2006; and Controller from May 2002 to January 2003.
  • Served as a partner with KPMG LLP in its Silicon Valley and National (New York City) offices from July 1994 to May 2002.
  • Served as a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of Chief Accountant of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from July 1992 to July 1994.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

 

Other Boards:

  • Served on the board of directors, where he was chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Conflicts Committee, of Valero Energy Partners GP LLC prior to its merger with Valero Energy Corp.
  • Served as a director of the general partner of MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. prior to its merger with MPLX LP where he was chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
  • Served as a director of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, L.P. where he was chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Conflicts Committee from August 2011 through February 2014.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Broad experience and understanding of the energy industry and significant senior public accounting, finance, capital markets and corporate development experience and expertise.
  • Extensive executive, managerial, industry and financial experience and expertise.

Age 73
Director since 2012
Independent Committees: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance

Career Highlights:

  • Served as President of The Williams Company, Inc. (“Williams”) from September 2001 until January 2011; Chief Executive Officer of Williams from January 2002 to January 2011; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Williams from May 2002 to January 2011.
  • Served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Partners GP LLC from 2005 to January 2011.
  • Served as Executive Vice President of Williams from May 2001 to September 2001; and Chief Operating Officer of Williams from September 2001 to January 2002.
  • Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Energy Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Williams, from 1998 to 2001.
  • Served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Williams Field Services Company, a subsidiary of Williams, from 1994 to 1998. 
  • Joined Williams in 1984 and performed roles of increasing responsibility related to business development, gas management and supply, and gathering and processing.
  • Began his career at Cities Service Company in refining, marketing and transportation services in 1970.
  • Served as member of the Board of Directors of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the sole general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. from 2012 until the consummation of the merger transaction with ONEOK in June 2017.

 

Other Boards:

  • Serves as a director of BOK Financial Corporation, where he serves on the Risk and Independent Compensation Committees.
  • Serves on the boards of the YMCA of Greater Tulsa, the YMCA of the USA, the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice and the Missouri University of Science and Technology Board of Trustees.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership and has been effective in his role as immediate past chair of our Executive Compensation Committee.
  • Extensive industry, financial, corporate governance, public policy and government, operating and compensation experience and a strong track record of leadership and strategic vision.

Age 73
Director since 2007
Independent Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance (Chair)

Career Highlights:

  • Served as Chairman of the Board of DCP Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of DCP Midstream Partners, L.P., from August 2005 to April 2007. Involved in launching DCP Midstream Partners as a public company.
  • Served as Group Vice President, Chief Development Officer and advisor to the Chairman of Duke Energy Corporation, and, in that capacity, was responsible for the merger and acquisition, strategic planning and human resources activities of Duke Energy from January 2004 to September 2006. Duke Energy affiliates, Crescent Resources and TEPPCO Partners, LP, reported to Mr. Mogg, and he was the executive sponsor of Duke Energy’s Finance and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DCP Midstream, LLC from December 1994 to March 2000, and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2000 through December 2003. Under his leadership, DCP Midstream became the nation’s largest producer of natural gas liquids and one of the largest gatherers and processors of natural gas. DCP Midstream achieved this significant growth via acquisitions, construction and optimization of assets.

 

Other Boards:

  • Serves on the board of directors of Matrix Service Company, where he is the nonexecutive Chairman of the Board.
  • Served on the board of directors of HighPoint Resources Corporation where he was the nonexecutive Chairman of the Board and served on the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Reserves and EHS Committees until its April 1, 2021 merger with Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.
  • Served on the Board of Directors of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the sole general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. from 2009 until the consummation of the merger transaction with ONEOK in June 2017.
  • Served as Vice Chairman of TEPPCO Partners, LP of which DCP Midstream was the general partner, from April 2000 to May 2002 and Chairman from May 2002 to February 2005.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive senior management experience in a variety of sectors in the oil and natural gas industry because of his service at DCP Midstream and Duke Energy where he demonstrated a strong track record of achievement and sound judgment.
  • Significant experience in assessing acquisition opportunities and in structuring, financing and completing merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Extensive corporate and limited partnership governance experience.
  • Extensive industry and executive managerial experience and expertise.

Age 64
Director since 2002
Independent Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance

Career Highlights:

  • Served as the nonexecutive Chair of the Board of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a restaurant chain, from February 2010 to November 2019. Ms. Moore retired from the Red Robin Board at the end of 2019.
  • Served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Red Robin from April 2019 to October 2019.
  • Served on the Board of Directors of Sonic Corp. from 2000 through January 2006 and was the President of Sonic from January 2002 to November 2004.
  • Held numerous senior management positions during her 12 years at Sonic, including Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President-Marketing and Brand Development and Vice President-Marketing.
  • Is a business strategy consultant, speaker and the author of “Confessions from the Corner Office,” a book on leadership instincts, published by Wiley & Sons in 2007.

 

Other Boards:

  • Serves as a director of ONE Gas, Inc. where she serves on the Audit, Corporate Governance and Executive Committees and is Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee.
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of QuikTrip Corporation, a privately held company.
  • Served as Chairman of the Board of the National Arthritis Foundation. 

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive senior management, marketing, business strategy, brand development and corporate governance experience.
  • Extensive experience in leadership, management development, strategic planning, corporate governance and executive compensation.
  • Extensive experience as a member of the board of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations.
  • Named an NACD Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a recipient of the 2017 Directorship 100 award.

Age 62
Director since 2021

Career Highlights:

  • President and CEO of ONEOK, Inc.
  • Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ONE Gas, Inc. from January 2014 to June 2021 and a member of the ONE Gas Board of Directors.
  • Prior to the separation of ONE Gas in January 2014, Norton served as Executive Vice President, Commercial, of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners.
  • Served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners with responsibilities for natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas pipelines, natural gas liquids, natural gas distribution and energy services business segments.
  • Served as President of ONEOK Distribution Companies – Oklahoma Natural Gas, Kansas Gas Service and Texas Gas Service.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
  • University of Alabama College of Engineering Distinguished Fellow.
  • 2021 American Gas Association Distinguished Service Award.

 

Other Boards:

  • Former member of the American Gas Association’s (“AGA”) Board of Directors and served as its 2017 Chairman.
  • Former board member of the Tulsa Community College Foundation and past Chair of the Audit Committee.
  • Serves as a Director of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice.
  • Former board member of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Texas Pipeline Association, the North Dakota Petroleum Council and the Western Energy Alliance.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mr. Norton served in a variety of roles of continually increasing responsibility at ONEOK and ONEOK Partners from November 2004 to January 2014. In these roles, he had direct responsibility for and extensive experience in strategic and financial planning, acquisitions and divestitures, operations, management supervisions and development and compliance.
  • Extensive engineering management, construction management, marketing, finance, corporate governance and executive compensation experience.
 

Age 66
Director since 2004
Independent Committees: Executive Compensation (Chair) and Corporate Governance

Career Highlights:

  • Serves as President of Strategic Communications Consulting Group since 2005.
  • Served as Executive Vice President and a member of the board of directors of Hunt Building Corporation, a privately held company engaged in construction and real estate development headquartered in El Paso, Texas.
  • Spent 20 years in the electric utility industry at El Paso Electric Company, a publicly traded, investor-owned utility, where he served in various senior-level executive positions, including General Counsel, Senior Vice President for Customer and Corporate Services, Executive Vice President and as Chief Operating Officer.

 

Other Boards:

  • Serves as a director of ONE Gas, Inc. where he serves on the Audit, Executive Compensation and Executive Committees and is Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and Lead Independent Director.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive senior management, operational, entrepreneurial and legal experience in a variety of industries.
  • A licensed attorney in the states of Texas and New Mexico and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
  • Mr. Rodriguez has practiced law for more than 40 years.
  • Extensive legal and business, strategic planning, corporate governance and regulatory compliance experience and expertise.

Age 71
Director since 2020
Independent Committees: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance

Career Highlights:

  • Serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Graham & Co., an investment management firm he founded in 1990.
  • Served as a Director of Cooper Industries plc from 2000 until 2012 and served as Lead Independent Director of Cooper Industries from 2007 until 2012.
  • Served as Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income of Underwood Neuhaus & Company.

Other Boards:

  • Serves as a Director of Eaton Corporation plc since 2012 where he serves on the Executive and Finance Committees and is Chair of the Audit Committee.
  • Serves as a Director and Chair of the Investment Committee of the New York Life Insurance Company.
  • Serves as a Chairman of the Texas Southern University Foundation Board.
  • Serves as a Director and Chair of the Budget Planning Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and is a former Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston branch.
  • Serves as a Director of the Greater Houston Partnership.
  • Former Board of Trustees member and Chair of the Investment Oversight Committee for the Charles Schwab Family of Funds.
  • Former Board Member of ONEOK, Inc. from 2009 to 2013 and also served on the Audit and Executive Compensation Committees.
  • Former Board Member of ONEOK Partners, L.P. from 2006 to 2013 where he served as Chair of the Audit Committee.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mr. Smith has expertise in finance, portfolio management and marketing through executive positions in the financial services industry.
  • Experience as director of companies in the oil and gas and energy services businesses has provided him with valuable insight into markets in which ONEOK also participates.
  • Past experience as lead independent director of Cooper provides ongoing institutional knowledge of legacy Cooper businesses and provides him valuable insight on financial, operational and strategic matters.

governance

Board Committees
and Charters

LEARN MORE

Governance

management team

LEARN MORE