Vice President New Energy Ventures
Brian Hlavinka is a proven innovator and leader in the energy space, focused on origination and strategic development at Williams. Hlavinka is Vice President of New Energy Ventures at Williams, a decarbonization-focused business development team committed to building a sustainable, clean energy future. Hlavinka is the Chairman of the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition, a Leadership Advisory Board Member of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, and Board Member of Context Labs BV. Hlavinka provided testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the development of a clean hydrogen economy and contributed to the National Petroleum Council study on hydrogen. Hlavinka graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston. Prior to his role at Williams, Hlavinka served in various roles at Cheniere Energy, Audubon Engineering, and DCP Midstream ranging from project engineering to project management and commercial development.