Board of Directors

Age 68
Director since 2015
Independent
Committees: Audit (Vice 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 (“DeloitteU.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.
  • 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:

  • Derksen is a member of the Boards of Directors of Brookshire Grocery Company and Dye & Durham Corporation. 

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 61
Director since 2007 
Independent 
Committees: Corporate Governance (Chair) 

Career Highlights:

  • 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 in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University in 1980.
  • 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:

  • A member of the Board of Directors of Noble Corporation, plc a U.K.-based offshore drilling contractor, where she serves on the Compensation and Finance Committees and is Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, and was a 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.

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.

Age 67
Director since 2006
Non-Independent: Chairman of the Board

Career Highlights:

  • Nonexecutive Chairman of the Board of ONEOK, Inc.
  • Served as ONEOK’s Chief Executive Officer from January 2007, to January 2014.
  • Appointed Chairman of the Board of ONEOK, Inc. in May 2011, and served as the President from 2010 through 2011.
  • Appointed Chairman of the Board of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the sole general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. in 2007 and served in that capacity until the consummation of the merger transaction with ONEOK in June 2017.
  • Served as Chief Executive Officer of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C. from 2007 until January 2014 and served as President from 2010 through 2011.
  • Served as President of ONEOK Energy Companies from 2005 until May 2006, which included our natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids, pipelines and storage and energy services business segments.
  • Joined ONEOK in May 2000 and served as President, Energy until 2005.
  • Served as an Executive Vice President at Koch Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, until May 2000.
  • 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.
  • Began his career in the energy industry in 1974 as a refinery engineer with Exxon USA.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly known as the University of Missouri at Rolla.

Other Boards:

  • Serves as the nonexecutive Chairman of the Board of ONE Gas, Inc., where he serves on the Executive Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Matrix Service Company, where he serves on the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees and is Chair of the Compensation Committee.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Direct responsibility for and extensive experience in strategic and financial planning, acquisitions and divestitures, operations, management supervision and development, and compliance.
  • Significant experience in assessing acquisition opportunities and in structuring, financing and completing merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Extensive management and operational experience, and demonstrates a strong track record of leadership, strategic vision and risk management.

Age 62
Director since 2019
Committees: Executive Compensation 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 62
Director since 2015
Independent
Committees: Audit (Chair)

Career Highlights:

  • Served as Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Trans-Montaigne 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 71
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 71
Director since 2007
Independent
Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance

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 boards of directors of HighPoint Resources Corporation where he is the nonexecutive Chairman of the Board and serves on the Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Reserves and EHS Committees, and Matrix Service Company, where he is the nonexecutive Chairman of the Board.
  • 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 62
Director since 2002
Independent
Committees: Executive Compensation (Chair)

Career Highlights:

  • Served as the nonexecutive Chairman of the Board of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 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 64
Director since 2004
Independent
Committees: Executive Compensation (Vice Chair) and Corporate Governance (Vice Chair) 

Career Highlights:

  • Serves as President of Strategic Communications Consulting Group.
  • 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.

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 30 years.
  • Extensive legal and business, strategic planning, corporate governance and regulatory compliance experience and expertise.

Age 70
Director since 2020
Independent
Committees: Audit and Corporate Governance

 
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Originally elected to the ONEOK board in August 2009 and served until May 2013 and also served previously on the board of directors of ONEOK Partners, L.P. from 2006 to 2013.
  • Founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Smith, Graham & Company Investment Advisors, a global investment management firm with offices in Houston, Texas, and New York City.
  • Former member of the board of trustees of the Charles Schwab Family of Funds, where he served as chairman of the investment oversight committee; current board member of the New York Life Insurance Company and chair of the Investment Committee; and board member and chair of the Audit Committee for Eaton, PLC. He also serves as a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and is chairman of the Texas Southern University Foundation Board, his alma mater.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and an honorary doctorate degree from Texas Southern University, where he has established the Gerald B. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development.
     

Age 60
Director since 2014
Non-Independent: Chief Executive Officer

Career Highlights:

  • President and CEO of ONEOK, Inc.
  • Served as Chief Executive Officer from 2014 and a member of the Board of Directors from 2010 of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the sole general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. until the consummation of the merger transaction with ONEOK in June 2017.
  • Served as Chief Operating Officer of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C.
  • Served as Executive Vice President, 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 from 2007-2009.
  • Became President of natural gas liquids in 2006.
  • Became Senior Vice President of our natural gas liquids business following the asset acquisition from Koch in 2005. 
  • Served as Vice President of natural gas supply and project development in the natural gas gathering and processing segment.
  • Joined ONEOK in 2001 as Director, project development, of natural gas gathering and processing.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Other Boards:

  • Serves as a member of the Gas Processors Association Board of Directors, where he is a member of its executive and finance committees.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in strategic and financial planning, acquisitions and divestitures, operations, management supervision and development, and compliance.
  • Significant experience in assessing acquisition opportunities and in structuring, financing and completing merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Extensive management and operational experience and has demonstrated a strong track record of leadership, strategic vision and risk management.

 

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