People: Williams Companies Inc (WMB.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Frank MacInnis

67 2011 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Alan Armstrong

51 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Donald Chappel

62 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Robyn Ewing

58 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Craig Rainey

61 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Francis Billings

51 2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development

Allison Bridges

53 2013 Senior Vice President - West Operations

John Dearborn

56 2013 Senior Vice President - NGL & Petchem Services

Rory Miller

53 2013 Senior Vice President, Atlantic & Gulf

Fred Pace

52 2013 Senior Vice President - Engineering and Construction

Brian Perilloux

52 2013 Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence

James Scheel

49 2014 Senior Vice President, Northeast G&P

Ted Timmermans

57 2010 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Keith Meister

39 2014 Director

Joseph Cleveland

69 2008 Independent Director

Kathleen Cooper

69 2006 Independent Director

John Hagg

66 2012 Independent Director

Juanita Hinshaw

69 2004 Independent Director

Ralph Izzo

56 2013 Independent Director

Eric Mandelblatt

38 2014 Independent Director

Steven Nance

57 2012 Independent Director

Murray Smith

64 2012 Independent Director

Janice Stoney

72 1999 Independent Director

Laura Sugg

53 2010 Independent Director

John Porter

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Biographies

Name Description

Frank MacInnis

Mr. Frank T. MacInnis is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of The Williams Companies, Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of EMCOR Group Inc. (an electrical and mechanical construction company and energy infrastructure service provider), where he also served as Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2010 and managed the reorganization and emergence from bankruptcy of its predecessor. Mr. MacInnis also is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ComNet Communications, LLC (a provider of turnkey voice, data, and video infrastructure support). He is a director and non-executive Chairman of the Board of ITT Corporation (a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company). Mr. MacInnis is a director of Gilbane, Inc. (a real estate development and construction firm) since 2012. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. MacInnis served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of H.C. Price Construction (a builder of diameter oil and gas pipelines). He has managed construction and operations all over the world, including in Tehran, Baghdad, Bangkok, the United Arab Emirates, London, the United States, and Canada. Mr. MacInnis has a law degree, having graduated from the University of Alberta Law School in 1971.

Alan Armstrong

Mr. Alan S. Armstrong is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. From 2002 until January 2011, he was Senior Vice President — Midstream and acted as President of our midstream business. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Armstrong was Vice President, Gathering and Processing for Midstream. From 1998 to 1999 he was Vice President, Commercial Development for our midstream business. Since 2011, Mr. Armstrong has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Partners L.P., where he was Senior Vice President — Midstream from 2010, and Chief Operating Officer and a director from 2005. Since 2012, Mr. Armstrong has served as a director of Access Midstream Partners GP, L.L.C., the general partner of Access Midstream Partners, L.P. (a midstream natural gas service provider), in which Williams owns an interest. Mr. Armstrong has served as a director of BOK Financial Corporation since April 2013. Mr. Armstrong also serves on the National Petroleum Council and as a director for the American Petroleum Institute. He is the past Chairman and a current board member of the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering Board of Visitors. He serves as a member of the board of Junior Achievement, USA.

Donald Chappel

Mr. Donald R. Chappel is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of The Williams Companies, Inc. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Chappel held various financial, administrative and operational leadership positions. Mr. Chappel also serves as Chief Financial Officer and a director of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of WPZ. He was Chief Financial Officer from August 2007 and a director from January 2008 of Williams Pipeline GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P., until its merger with WPZ in August 2010. Mr. Chappel is a director of SUPERVALU, Inc. (a grocery and pharmacy company) and is chairman of its finance committee.

Robyn Ewing

Ms. Robyn L. Ewing is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of The Williams Companies, Inc. From May 2004 to April 2008 Ms. Ewing was Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Williams, Ms. Ewing worked at MAPCO, which merged with Williams in April 1998. She began her career with Cities Service Company in 1976.

Craig Rainey

Mr. Craig L. Rainey is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Rainey has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel since January 2012. From 2001 to 2012, Mr. Rainey served as an Assistant General Counsel of Williams, primarily supporting our midstream business and former exploration and production business. Mr. Rainey joined Williams in 1999 as a senior counsel and has practiced law since 1977. Mr. Rainey is also the General Counsel of the general partner of WPZ.

Francis Billings

Mr. Francis E. Billings is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development of The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Billings served as a Senior Vice President - Northeast G&P from January 2013 to January 2014. Mr. Billings served as Vice President of our midstream gathering and processing business from 2011 until 2013 and as Vice President, Business Development from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Billings served as President of Cumberland Plateau Pipeline Company, a privately held company developing an ethane pipeline to serve the Marcellus shale area, from 2009 until 2010. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Billings served as Senior Vice President of Commercial for Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy L.P., an independent midstream energy services master limited partnership and its parent corporation. In 1988, Mr. Billings joined MAPCO Inc., which merged with a Williams subsidiary in 1998, serving in various management roles, including in 2008 as a Vice President in the midstream business. Mr. Billings is also the Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development of the general partner of WPZ.

Allison Bridges

Ms. Allison G. Bridges is Senior Vice President - West Operations of The Williams Companies, Inc. Ms. Bridges served as the Vice President and General Manager of Williams Gas Pipeline — West from July 2010 until January 2013. From May 2003 to July 2010, Ms. Bridges was Vice President Commercial Operations for Northwest Pipeline. Ms. Bridges joined Transco in 1981, now a subsidiary of the company and WPZ, holding various management positions in accounting, rates, planning and business development. Since January 2013, Ms. Bridges has also served as the Senior Vice President — West of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of WPZ. Ms. Bridges earned her bachelor of science degree in commerce at the University of Virginia.

John Dearborn

Mr. John R. Dearborn has been appointed as Senior Vice President - NGL & Petchem Services of The Williams Companies, Inc., effective April 10, 2013. Mr. Dearborn most recently served as a senior leader for SABIC, which ranks among the world's top petrochemical companies. Prior to his work with SABIC in Houston, Mr. Dearborn served for a decade in a variety of leadership positions with Dow Chemical and for 20 years in several leadership roles with the Union Carbide Corporation (prior to its merger with Dow).

Rory Miller

Mr. Rory L. Miller is Senior Vice President, Atlantic & Gulf of The Williams Companies, Inc. From 2011 until 2013, Mr. Miller served as Senior Vice President - Midstream of us and the general partner of WPZ, acting as President of our midstream business. Mr. Miller was a Vice President of our midstream business from 2004 until 2011. Mr. Miller also serves as a director and as Senior Vice President - Atlantic-Gulf of the general partner of WPZ. Mr. Miller has served as a member of the Management Committee of Transco since 2013.

Fred Pace

Mr. Fred E. Pace is Senior Vice President - Engineering and Construction of The Williams Companies, Inc. From 2011 until 2013, Mr. Pace served Williams in project engineering and development roles, including service as Vice President Engineering and Construction for our midstream business. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Pace was the managing member of PACE Consulting, LLC, an engineering and consulting firm serving the energy industry. In 2003, Mr. Pace co-founded Clear Creek Natural Gas, LLC, later known as Clear Creek Energy Services, LLC, a provider of engineering, construction, and operational services to the energy industry where he served as Chief Executive Officer until 2009. Mr. Pace has over 30 years of experience in the engineering, construction, operation, and project management areas of the energy industry, including prior service with Williams from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Pace also serves as Senior Vice President - E&C of the general partner of WPZ.

Brian Perilloux

Mr. Brian L. Perilloux is Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence of The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Perilloux served as a Vice President of midstream business from January 2011 until January 2013. From August 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Perilloux served in various roles in midstream business, including engineering and construction roles. Prior to joining Williams, Mr. Perilloux was an officer of a private international engineering and construction company. Since January 2013, Mr. Perilloux has also served as Senior Vice President — Operational Excellence of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of WPZ.

James Scheel

Mr. James E. Scheel is Senior Vice President, Northeast G&P of The Williams Companies, Inc. From 2012 to 2014 Mr. Scheel served as Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development. From 2011 until 2012, Mr. Scheel served as Vice President of Business Development for our midstream business. Mr. Scheel joined Williams in 1988 and has served in leadership roles in business strategic development, engineering and operations, our NGL business, and international operations. Since 2012, Mr. Scheel has served as a director of Access GP, the general partner of ACMP, in which we own an interest. Mr. Scheel also serves as a director and as Senior Vice President - Northeast G&P of the general partner of WPZ.

Ted Timmermans

Mr. Ted T. Timmermans is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Timmermans served as Assistant Controller of Williams from April 1998 to July 2005. Mr. Timmermans is also Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer of the general partner of WPZ and served as Chief Accounting Officer of Williams Pipeline Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P. from January 2008 until its merger with WPZ in August 2010.

Keith Meister

Mr. Keith A. Meister is a Director of the Company. Meister currently serves as Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Corvex Management LP. Williams, Corvex and Soroban Capital Partners in February reached an agreement under which Meister would be appointed to the Williams Board of Directors at the regularly scheduled November 2014 board meeting. Eric Mandelblatt, Managing Partner of Soroban, was appointed to the Williams Board of Directors in February as part of the agreement. Prior to founding Corvex, Meister served from 2002 to 2010 in a range of leadership roles within the organization headed by Carl C. Icahn, including as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the general partner of Icahn Enterprises LP (NYSE: IEP). Meister has previously served as a director of numerous other companies including: Motorola Mobility, Motorola, Inc., XO Holdings, Federal Mogul, American Railcar Industries, The ADT Corporation and Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.

Joseph Cleveland

Mr. Joseph R. Cleveland is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Cleveland was the Chief Information Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation (an advanced technology company) from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Cleveland was responsible for Lockheed Martin’s information technology vision, consolidating its resources, implementing e-commerce initiatives, leveraging economies of scale, and supporting its businesses. He was also President of Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems from 1995 to 2008. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Cleveland served as a director of Exostar (a joint venture formed to support the supply chain and security requirements of the aerospace and defense industry). Prior to the merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta in 1995, Mr. Cleveland was Vice President and General Manager of Martin Marietta Internal Information Systems. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Cleveland held an international assignment as Managing Director of GE Medical Systems Operations in Radlett, England. Mr. Cleveland began his career in 1970 as a member of General Electric Medical Systems’ engineering department. Mr. Cleveland is a member of the board of Aerospace Industries Association, the Florida High Tech Corridor Committee, and the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, among other civic and charitable organizations.

Kathleen Cooper

Dr. Kathleen B. Cooper is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Dr. Cooper is Senior Fellow of the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University (since 2007) and President of CooperTrends, LLC (since 2012). From 2005 to 2007, she was the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of North Texas. From 2001 to 2005, she was the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Dr. Cooper was at Exxon Mobil Corporation (an international oil and gas company) from 1990 to 2001, serving as Chief Economist the entire time and adding the position of Manager, Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Planning in 1999. Dr. Cooper also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Economist for Security Pacific Bank (1981 to 1990) and Chief Economist of United Banks of Colorado (1971 to 1981). Dr. Cooper is currently chair of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a director of Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation and Deutsche Bank Trust Company of the Americas, subsidiaries of Deutsche Bank AG (a financial service provider). She was a founding director of Texas Security Bank from 2008 to 2010. She has participated in numerous professional and community service organizations, including Harvard University’s Higher Education Leadership Forum, the Oxford Energy Forum, and the International Women’s Forum.

John Hagg

Mr. John Andrew Hagg is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Since 2006, Mr. Hagg has been a director of Strad Energy Services Ltd. (a drilling services company for exploration and development operations in the United States and Canada), serving as chair of its corporate governance committee and, until August 2012, as the Chairman of its Board. Mr. Hagg has served as Chairman of Clark Builders (an Alberta-based commercial construction company) since 2007, a director for The Fraser Institute (a Canadian economic research and educational organization) since 1999, and a director of PetroShale, Inc. (an oil exploration company) since 2012. Mr. Hagg also served as a director of TMX Group, Inc. (an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group and the parent company of The Toronto Stock Exchange, The Montreal Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, and NGX Gas Marketing Inc.) from 2001 to August 2012. Mr. Hagg served Northstar Energy Corporation (an oil and gas production services company) as its Chief Executive Officer from 1985 to 1999 and its Chairman from 1985 to 2001. In 1977 Mr. Hagg co-founded Canadian Northstar Corporation (the former controlling shareholder of Northstar Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of Devon Energy Corporation since 1998). During his 35 years of experience as a senior executive in the petroleum industry working in the exploration and production, service and financial sectors in Canada and the United States, Mr. Hagg also served as a director of S&T Drilling Ltd. (a Canadian oil well drilling contractor) from 1980 to 1992, Canadian Venture Exchange Inc. (renamed the TSX Venture Exchange upon its purchase by the TMX Group, Inc. in 2001) from 1999 to 2001, Devon Energy Corporation (an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company) from December 1998 to 2000, Devon Canada Inc.

Juanita Hinshaw

Ms. Juanita H. Hinshaw is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Ms. Hinshaw is President and Chief Executive Officer of H&H Advisors (a financial consulting firm she founded in 2005). From 2000 to 2005 she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graybar Electric Company (a distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services), where she was responsible for the treasury, tax, auditing, and accounting areas. Ms. Hinshaw was a director of Graybar from 2000 to 2005. Prior to joining Graybar, she was with Monsanto Company (an agricultural company that then owned oil and petrochemical businesses) for fifteen years, retiring as Monsanto’s Vice President and Treasurer in 1999. Ms. Hinshaw was a director of IPSCO (a supplier of steel products, tubular products, and coil processing services and products) from 2001 until the company was sold in 2007. Ms. Hinshaw is a director of Aegion Corporation, the parent holding company of Insituform Technologies Inc. (a provider of technologies and services for the rehabilitation of pipeline systems), which Ms. Hinshaw has served as a director since 2000. Ms. Hinshaw is also a director of Synergetics USA, Inc. (which designs, manufactures, and markets instruments used for eye and neurosurgery).

Ralph Izzo

Mr. Ralph Izzo is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Izzo has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Public Services Enterprise Group (“PSEG”) (an integrated generation and energy company) since 2007. He was named PSEG’s president, chief operating officer and a member of its board in 2006. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (“PSE&G”). Mr. Izzo joined PSE&G in 1992, holding roles of increasing responsibilities related to utility operations, appliance services, corporate planning, and electric ventures. Mr. Izzo began his career as a research scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physic Laboratory, performing numerical simulation of fusion energy experiments. Mr. Izzo serves as chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors and on the board of directors for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Utilities Association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), and The Center for Energy Workforce Development. He is also a member of the Columbia University School of Engineering Advisory Council, as well as a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Nuclear Engineering at MIT.

Eric Mandelblatt

Mr. Eric W. Mandelblatt is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc., since February 2014. Since 2010, Mr. Mandelblatt has been the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Soroban Capital Partners LLC (a New York based investment firm). Mr. Mandelblatt was previously one of the Partners and Portfolio Managers of TPG-Axon Capital (a global investment firm) and, prior to that, he held a number of positions within the Equities Division at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Mandelblatt currently serves as a board member of the University of Florida Investment Corporation and the Ronald McDonald House New York City.

Steven Nance

Mr. Steven W. Nance is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Nance is president and manager of Steele Creek Energy, LLC (a private company with investments in oil and natural gas). He is also a director for Cloud Peak Energy, Inc. (a coal producing company specializing in the production of low sulfur, subbituminous coal), chairing its health, safety, environment and communities committee and serving as a member of its audit committee. Mr. Nance has more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, twelve of which Mr. Nance spent performing roles of increasing responsibility for Burlington Resources Inc. and its affiliates (an independent natural gas exploration and production company), departing as its Vice President, Gulf Coast Division, in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Nance served XPLOR Energy and its predecessor company (a Gulf Coast-based exploration and production company), acting as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1999 when XPLOR Energy was acquired by Harken Energy Corporation. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Nance served as president of Peoples Energy Production Company (an oil and gas production company) until it was acquired by a subsidiary of El Paso Corporation. Mr. Nance is on the Board of Trustees for the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and serves on the board for The Center for the Performing Arts at the Woodlands.

Murray Smith

Mr. Murray D. Smith is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Mr. Smith is president of Murray D. Smith and Associates Limited (a consulting firm which provides strategic advice to the North American energy sector). From 1993 to 2004 Mr. Smith was an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada, serving in four different Cabinet portfolios – Energy, Gaming, Labour, and Economic Development. He served as Minister of Energy for Alberta, Canada from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Smith was the first Official Representative of the Province of Alberta to the United States of America in Washington, DC, from 2005 to 2007. Prior to serving in elected office, Mr. Smith was an independent businessman, owning a number of Alberta-based energy services companies, providing drilling fluids, services rigs, and oilfield consulting. Mr. Smith is currently a member of the Energy Advisory Board of TD Securities Inc. (a Canadian provider of advisory and capital market services) and the advisory board of Hatch (a Canada-based global engineering firm). He is also a director of Surge Energy Inc. (a public oil-focused oil and gas company with operations throughout Alberta, Manitoba and North Dakota), N Solv Corporation (the owner of proprietary technology for water-free oil sands in-situ extraction), and Critical Control Solutions (a public Canadian provider of energy measurement services).

Janice Stoney

Ms. Janice D. Stoney is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Ms. Director since 1999. Ms. Stoney served as Executive Vice President of US West Communications Group, Inc. from 1991 until retiring in 1993 after a 33-year career. Previously she served as the President, Consumer Division, of US West (the Denver-based parent company of Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company, and Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company) from 1989 to 1991. Beginning in 1980, Ms. Stoney held officer positions at Northwestern Bell, including as its Chief Operating Officer and ultimately its President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Stoney was the 1994 Nebraska Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate. She served as a national vice-chair finance and the Nebraska chair finance for the Dole for President campaign in 1995 to 1996, and as a delegate to the 2000 and 2004 national Republican conventions. Ms. Stoney was a director of Gordmans (a chain of mid-western discount department stores) from 1998 to 2008. Ms. Stoney was a director of Whirlpool Corporation (a manufacturer of home appliances) from 1987 to 2011. Through 22 years as a director in manufacturing, consumer products, retailing, and investment funds industries, Ms. Stoney has board experience with director searches, CEO and management succession, management development, executive compensation, and strategic planning. She has chaired compensation and audit committees for other entities. She has served on the Federal Reserve Bank, Tenth District, Omaha Branch and the Omaha Community Foundation.

Laura Sugg

Ms. Laura A. Sugg is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Ms. Sugg retired from ConocoPhillips in April 2010, having served as President, Australasia Division, a position responsible for the profit & loss and growth responsibility of ConocoPhillip’s operations in Australia and East Timor. Ms. Sugg began her career in 1983 at Sohio Petroleum and joined Phillips Petroleum, now ConocoPhillips, in 1986 and performed various business development, human resources and operations roles. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Sugg was ConocoPhillip’s General Manager E&P Human Resources, with responsibility for global compensation and benefits, leadership succession planning, and all human resource functions for 10,000 worldwide employees in 16 countries. From 2002 to 2003, Ms. Sugg was a ConocoPhillip’s midstream executive responsible for profit & loss, health, safety and environment, and operations for its gas gathering, processing, and fractionation business in the U.S., Canada, and Trinidad. From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Sugg was Vice President Worldwide Gas for Phillips with responsibility for its global liquefied natural gas and coal bed methane business development and the profit and loss for its North American gas marketing operations. In January 2012, Ms Sugg joined the board of Denbury Resources, Inc. (an independent oil and gas company). From December 2011 to May 2012, Ms. Sugg served as a director of affiliate Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Partners L.P., serving on its audit committee. Ms. Sugg was a director of Mariner Energy, Inc. (an independent oil and gas exploration and production company) from November 2009 until its merger with Apache Corporation in November 2010. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

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