Alan Armstrong became president and chief executive officer of Williams in January 2011. During his tenure, Williams has expanded its reach, currently handling about 30 percent of all U.S. natural gas volumes through gathering, processing, transportation and storage services. Before 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. He has held several progressive leadership positions since joining the company in 1986 as an engineer. He serves on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute and is a member of the National Petroleum Council, currently serving as the chair of the National Petroleum Council’s Energy Infrastructure Study on Changing Dynamics of Oil & Gas Infrastructure. Armstrong is a 2018 recipient of the GPA Midstream Association’s Hanlon Award and is a past president of the GPA Midstream Association. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of BOK Financial Corporation, as well as several education-focused organizations. Armstrong graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.