Board of Directors

Age 67
Director since 2015
Independent
Committees: Audit (Vice Chair) and Corporate Governance 

Mr. Derksen served as Global Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”) from 2011 until 2014, and as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte LLP (“Deloitte U.S.”) from 2003 to 2011. Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner of, respectively, the financial advisory business and the 
Mid-America region of Deloitte U.S. In fulfilling his roles for DTTL and Deloitte U.S., Mr. Derksen acted in his capacity as a partner in Deloitte U.S. Mr. Derksen retired as a partner of Deloitte U.S. on May 31, 2014.
Mr. Derksen is a Certified Public Accountant. During the period from November 2014 through May 2015,
Mr. Derksen was engaged to serve as an independent consultant in the information technology sector.
Mr. Derksen earned 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. Mr. Derksen is a member of the Boards of Directors of Brookshire Grocery Company and Dye & Durham Corporation. 

Skills and Qualifications:

Mr. Derksen has extensive experience and expertise in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, taxation and management consulting. Mr. Derksen’s extensive senior executive experience also provides him with particular expertise in leadership, strategic vision and corporate governance matters. Mr. Derksen currently serves as vice chair of our Audit Committee. In light of Mr. Derksen’s accounting, audit and financial experience, along with his strong track record of leadership, our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Derksen should continue as a member of our Board. 

Age 60
Director since 2007 
Independent 
Committees: Corporate Governance (Chair) 

Ms. Edwards 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. Prior to June 2005, she was an executive officer of Frontier Oil Corporation, having served as Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2005 and as Treasurer from 1991 to 1994. Prior to joining Frontier Oil Corporation in 1991, Ms. Edwards was 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. Prior to attending Wharton, she worked as an exploration geologist in the oil industry, having earned a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University in 1980. Ms. Edwards previously served on our Board of Directors in 2004 and 2005. She was also a member of 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 us in June, 2017. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Noble Corporation, a U.K.-based offshore drilling contractor. She was a member of the Board of Directors of NATCO Group, Inc., an oil field services and equipment manufacturing company, from 2004 until its sale to Cameron International Corporation in November 2009.

Skills and Qualifications:

In addition to her experience from service on the boards of directors of several public companies, Ms. Edwards brings to our Board 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. Ms. Edwards has also demonstrated leadership and has been effective in her role as immediate past chair of our Audit Committee. She currently serves as chair of our Corporate Governance Committee. In light of Ms. Edwards’ extensive industry, executive, managerial and financial experience and knowledge, our Board of Directors has concluded that Ms. Edwards should continue as a member of our Board. 

Age 66
Director since 2006
Non-Independent: Chairman of the Board

Mr. Gibson is the non-executive Chairman of the Board of ONEOK, Inc. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from January 1, 2007, to January 31, 2014. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of ONEOK, Inc. in May 2011, and served as our President from 2010 through 2011. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. in 2007 and served in that capacity until the consummation of the merger transaction with us in June 2017. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. from 2007 until January 31, 2014, and served as President from 2010 through 2011. From 2005 until May 2006, he was President of ONEOK Energy Companies, which included our natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids, pipelines and storage and energy services business segments. Prior to that, he was our President, Energy, from May 2000 to 2005. Mr. Gibson joined ONEOK in May 2000 from Koch Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, where he was an Executive Vice President. His career in the energy industry began in 1974 as a refinery engineer with Exxon USA. He spent 18 years with Phillips Petroleum Company in a variety of domestic and international positions in its natural gas, natural gas liquids and exploration and production businesses. He holds an engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly known as the University of Missouri at Rolla. Mr. Gibson also serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of ONE Gas, Inc. and as a member of the Board of Directors of Matrix Service Company.

Skills and Qualifications:

Mr. Gibson has served in a variety of roles of continually increasing responsibility at ONEOK since 2000, ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. from 2004 until 2017 and, prior to 2000, at Koch Energy, Inc., Exxon USA and Phillips Petroleum. In these roles, Mr. Gibson had direct responsibility for and extensive experience in strategic and financial planning, acquisitions and divestitures, operations, management supervision and development, and compliance. As the executive responsible for numerous merger and acquisition transactions over the course of his career, Mr. Gibson has significant experience in assessing acquisition opportunities and in structuring, financing and completing merger and acquisition transactions. Over the course of his lengthy career in a variety of sectors of the oil and gas industry, Mr. Gibson has gained extensive management and operational experience and has demonstrated a strong track record of leadership, strategic vision and risk management. In light of Mr. Gibson’s role as the former Chief Executive Officer of our company and his extensive industry and managerial experience and knowledge, our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Gibson should continue as a member of our Board.

Age 61
Director since 2019
Committees: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance

From 1997 through January 31, 2019, Mr. Helderman held positions of increasing responsibility at Sasco Capital Inc., an independent, institutional investment firm, focused primarily on corporate turnarounds, restructurings, and transformations. Effective January 31, 2019, Mr. Helderman retired from his position at Sasco Capital as managing director and co-portfolio manager. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Helderman worked in equity research and sales for Roulston Research Company and from 1986 to 1989 he worked in equity research and sales at McDonald & Company, both in Cleveland, Ohio.

Skills and Qualifications:

Mr. Helderman has over 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. His experience in over 50 strategic, transformational restructurings span several industries including the entire energy value chain from upstream exploration and production, onshore and offshore oil field services, midstream, downstream petro-chemicals and refining, regulated utilities and merchant energy. In addition to his portfolio management role, Mr. Helderman has been an analyst with broad experience in the commodity, energy, industrial, and utility sectors for more than 20 years. In light of Mr. Helderman’s extensive financial experience and knowledge, our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Helderman should continue as a member of our Board.

 

Age 61
Director since 2015
Independent
Committees: Audit (Chair)

Mr. Larson previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of TransMontaigne Partners L.P. from September 2006 until his retirement in August 2009, as its Chief Financial Officer from January 2003 until September 2006, and as its Controller from May 2002 to January 2003. From July 1994 to May 2002, Mr. Larson was a partner with KPMG LLP in its Silicon Valley and National (New York City) offices. From July 1992 to July 1994, Mr. Larson served as a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of Chief Accountant of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Larson earned 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. Mr. Larson also served on the board of directors of Valero Energy Partners GP LLC prior to its merger with Valero Energy Corp. where he was chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Conflicts Committee. Mr. Larson formerly 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. From August 2011 through February 2014, Mr. Larson 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.

Skills and Qualifications:

In addition to Mr. Larson’s chief executive officer and senior executive leadership experience, as well as his experience from service on other boards of directors, Mr. Larson brings to our Board broad experience and understanding of the energy industry and significant senior public accounting, finance, capital markets and corporate development experience and expertise. Mr. Larson currently serves as chair of our Audit Committee. In light of Mr. Larson’s extensive executive, managerial, industry and financial experience and knowledge, our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Larson should continue as a member of our Board. 

Age 70
Director since 2012
Independent
Committees: Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance

Mr. Malcolm served as President of The Williams Companies, 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. Mr. Malcolm served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Partners L.P., from 2005 to January 2011. Mr. Malcolm began his career at Cities Service Company in refining, marketing, and transportation services in 1970. Mr. Malcolm joined Williams in 1984 and performed roles of increasing responsibility related to business development, gas management and supply, and gathering and processing. Mr. Malcolm was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Williams Field Services Company, a subsidiary of Williams, from 1994 to 1998. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Energy Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Williams, from 1998 to 2001. He was Executive Vice President of Williams from May 2001 to September 2001 and Chief Operating Officer of Williams from September 2001 to January 2002.

Skills and Qualifications:

Mr. Malcolm currently serves as a director of BOK Financial Corporation. Mr. Malcolm also 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. He was also a 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 us in June, 2017. Mr. Malcolm has also demonstrated leadership and has been effective in his role as immediate past chair of our Executive Compensation Committee. In light of Mr. Malcolm’s extensive industry, financial, corporate governance, public policy and government, operating and compensation experience, and strong track record of leadership and strategic vision, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Malcolm should continue as a member of our Board.

 

Age 70
Director since 2007
Independent
Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance

Mr. Mogg 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. In addition to presiding over board meetings and providing strategic oversight, he was involved in launching DCP Midstream Partners as a public company. From January 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Mogg 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. Additionally, 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. Mr. Mogg 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 Mr. Mogg’s 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. DCP Midstream was the general partner of TEPPCO Partners, LP and, as a result, Mr. Mogg was Vice Chairman of TEPPCO Partners from April 2000 to May 2002 and Chairman from May 2002 to February 2005. Mr. Mogg serves on the boards of directors of HighPoint Resources Corporation, where he is currently the non-executive Chairman of the Board, and Matrix Service Company, where he is also currently the non-executive Chairman of the Board. He was also a member of 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 us in June, 2017.

Skills and Qualifications:

Mr. Mogg has extensive senior management experience in a variety of sectors in the oil and natural gas industry as a result of his service at DCP Midstream and Duke Energy where he demonstrated a strong track record of achievement and sound judgment. As the executive responsible for numerous merger and acquisition transactions at DCP Midstream, TEPPCO Partners, and Duke Energy, he has significant experience in assessing acquisition opportunities and in structuring, financing and completing merger and acquisition transactions. In addition, Mr. Mogg’s current and previous directorships at other companies, including publicly traded master limited partnerships, provide him with extensive corporate and limited partnership governance experience. As a result of his experience, Mr. Mogg is qualified to analyze the various financial and operational aspects of our company. Mr. Mogg has also demonstrated leadership and has been effective in his role as immediate past chair of our Corporate Governance Committee. In light of Mr. Mogg’s extensive industry and executive managerial experience and knowledge, the Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Mogg should continue as a member of our Board.

Age 60
Director since 2002
Independent
Committees: Executive Compensation (Chair)

Ms. Moore currently serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ: RRGB) and is a director of ONE Gas, Inc. In addition, Ms. Moore 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. She also serves on the Board of Directors of QuikTrip Corporation. Ms. Moore 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. She 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.

Skills and Qualifications:

Ms. Moore has extensive senior management, marketing, business strategy, brand development and corporate governance experience as a result of her service at Red Robin and Sonic, her service on other boards and her consulting career. In her role as President of Sonic Corp., Ms. Moore was responsible for company and franchise operations, purchasing and distribution, and marketing and brand development for the 3,000 unit chain with more than $3 billion in system wide sales. As a business strategy consultant and as a board member, Ms. Moore has extensive experience in leadership, management development and strategic planning. In addition, Ms. Moore’s directorships at other companies provide her with extensive corporate governance and executive compensation experience. Ms. Moore also has extensive experience as a member of the board of directors of numerous non-profit organizations, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the National Arthritis Foundation. Ms. Moore has been named a NACD Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a recipient of the 2017 Directorship 100 award. Ms. Moore currently serves as chair of our Executive Compensation Committee. In light of Ms. Moore’s extensive executive managerial experience and her leadership skills, our Board of Directors has concluded that Ms. Moore should continue as a member of our Board.

 

Age 73
Director since 1991
Independent
Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance

Mr. Parker, a certified public accountant, is the senior shareholder of Moffitt, Parker & Company, Inc. and has been President of the firm since 1982. He is a director of Firstar Financial Corp. and Firstar Bank in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In addition, he currently serves as a director/trustee of several state and local civic and not-for-profit organizations.

Skills and Qualifications:

Mr. Parker has extensive public accounting practice experience and expertise in accounting, auditing, financial reporting, taxation and management consulting. Mr. Parker’s operational and entrepreneurial experience, background in public accounting and his directorships at other companies provide him with comprehensive financial, audit and executive compensation experience. Mr. Parker’s directorships at other companies also provide him with extensive corporate governance experience. Mr. Parker has also demonstrated leadership and has been effective in his role as a past chair of the Audit Committee. In light of Mr. Parker’s extensive accounting, finance and audit experience, our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Parker should continue as a member of our Board.

 

Age 63
Director since 2004
Independent
Committees: Executive Compensation (Vice Chair) and Corporate Governance (Vice Chair) 

Mr. Rodriguez is President of Strategic Communications Consulting Group and is a director of ONE Gas, Inc. Mr. Rodriguez previously served as Executive Vice President of Hunt Building Corporation, a privately held company engaged in construction and real estate development headquartered in El Paso, Texas. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Hunt Building Corporation. Prior to his three years with Hunt Building Corporation, Mr. Rodriguez 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. Mr. Rodriguez is 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.

Skills and Qualifications:

Mr. Rodriguez has had extensive senior management, operational, entrepreneurial and legal experience in a variety of industries as a result of his service at Strategic Communications Consulting Group, Hunt Building Corporation and El Paso Electric Company. Mr. Rodriguez has engaged in the practice of law for more than 30 years. In addition to his extensive legal experience, Mr. Rodriguez’s senior management positions have included responsibility for strategic planning, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. In these positions, he has demonstrated a strong track record of achievement and sound judgment. Mr. Rodriguez has also demonstrated leadership and has been effective in his role as a past chair of our Audit Committee. Mr. Rodriguez is currently vice chair of our Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees. In light of Mr. Rodriguez’s extensive legal and business experience and knowledge, our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Rodriguez should continue as a member of our Board.

Age 59
Director since 2004
Non-Independent: Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Spencer became our Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the sole general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P., and a member of our Board of Directors, effective January 31, 2014. Mr. Spencer is also our President. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the sole general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. from 2010 until the consummation of the merger transaction with us in June, 2017. Mr. Spencer joined our company in 2001 as director, project development, of natural gas gathering and processing. Later, he served as Vice President of natural gas supply and project development in the natural gas gathering and processing segment. In 2005, Mr. Spencer became Senior Vice President of our natural gas liquids business following the asset acquisition from Koch. He became President of natural gas liquids in 2006. From 2007 to 2009, he was Executive Vice President of our company, with responsibilities for ONEOK Partners, L.P.’s natural gas liquids gathering and fractionation, and pipeline segments, as well as the company’s energy services segment. He served as Chief Operating Officer of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. and was responsible for the partnership’s three operating segments—natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids and natural gas pipelines. Mr. Spencer is a member of the Gas Processors Association Board of Directors and its executive and finance committee. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering in 1981 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Skills and Qualifications:

Mr. Spencer has served in a variety of roles of continually increasing responsibility at ONEOK since 2001. In these roles, Mr. Spencer has had direct responsibility for and extensive experience in strategic and financial planning, acquisitions and divestitures, operations, management supervision and development, and compliance. Mr. Spencer has significant experience in assessing acquisition opportunities and in structuring, financing and completing merger and acquisition transactions. In addition, during the course of his lengthy career in a variety of sectors of the oil and gas industry, Mr. Spencer has gained extensive management and operational experience and has demonstrated a strong track record of leadership, strategic vision and risk management. In light of Mr. Spencer’s role as Chief Executive Officer of our company and his extensive industry and managerial experience and knowledge, our Board of Directors has concluded that Mr. Spencer should continue as a member of our Board.

 

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