The Williams Companies, Inc. today announced that Chad Zamarin has been appointed senior vice president of Corporate Strategic Development, effective June 26. He succeeds Frank Billings, who previously announced his retirement. In this role, Mr. Zamarin will be responsible for enterprise-level strategy, business development, customer-relationship management, and have additional responsibility for government affairs and project analysis. He will report to Alan Armstrong, president and chief executive officer of Williams.
Zamarin, who previously served as senior vice president and president, Pipeline and Midstream at Cheniere Energy, Inc., brings significant experience in delivering strategic growth across diverse segments of the energy industry, especially in pipeline transportation and in the development of growing LNG exports.
“Chad is an energy industry veteran who brings to Williams a strong track record of setting strategic direction, fostering business relationships and delivering on customer commitments,” said Armstrong. “We are pleased to have this outstanding leader join our team in this expanded CSD role. Williams’ position between growing natural gas demand markets and the best supply areas in the U.S. differentiates us from many others in the energy space. I’m confident Chad will immediately begin contributing as we deliver predictable, long-term growth through our natural gas-focused business strategy.”