Alan S. Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Williams Companies, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer, The Williams Companies, Inc.

Alan S. Armstrong

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Alan Armstrong became President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams in January 2011. During his tenure, Williams has expanded its reach, currently handling one third of all U.S. natural gas volumes, through gathering, processing, transportation and storage services.

Prior to being named CEO, 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. 

Armstrong serves on the board of the American Petroleum Institute and is a member of the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He serves as Chair of the National Petroleum Council and in 2019 chaired the Council’s Energy Infrastructure Study on Changing Dynamics of Oil & Gas Infrastructure. Armstrong is a member of the Business Roundtable, The Business Council and serves on the Board of Directors of BOK Financial Corporation.

Additionally, Armstrong serves on the boards of several education-focused organizations including Chair of the Board for Junior Achievement, USA, 3DE and the Board of Trustees for The University of Oklahoma Foundation. Armstrong is also a member of the boards of The Williams Foundation and Gilcrease Museum. He is a member of the Distinguished Graduates Society of the Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma.

Armstrong has spoken at numerous energy conferences and seminars, including CERAWeek, Chemical Manufacturers Association International, Platts Energy Conference, Gas Processors Association, Pipe Liner Clubs, National Petroleum Council and the National Energy Association. In addition to speaking at corporate and philanthropic events, Armstrong has presented at the Canada Energy Symposium and has been a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission panel speaker on gathering deregulation.

Armstrong graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. 

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