The Williams Companies, Inc. has elected Stephen W. Bergstrom Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Bergstrom will replace Kathleen B. Cooper who will become Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Cooper has served on the Williams Board since 2006.
Bergstrom joined the Williams’ Board in August of 2016 after serving as president and chief executive officer of American Midstream Partners from May 2013 to December 2015. During his tenure as president and chief executive officer, Bergstrom led American Midstream Partners through a period of substantial growth while increasing its geographic and operational diversity and enhancing fee-based cash flow.
“The Williams Board and our entire organization are focused on execution of the company’s natural gas-focused business strategy and positioning Williams to deliver long-term, sustainable shareholder value and growth,” Bergstrom said. “I’m especially honored to lead a world-class board of directors committed to independence and strong corporate governance. This commitment will continue under Kathleen’s leadership of the Nominating and Governance Committee.”
The Williams Board of Directors consists of 11 members, ten of whom are independent.