Don Baldridge, president of commercial for DCP Midstream, has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). The association formally made the announcement at its annual meeting.
“Don’s deep-rooted industry experience will be invaluable to the Texas Pipeline Association and its member companies,” said TPA President Thure Cannon. “I look forward to working with him on the issues that face our industry during the 86th legislative session.”
Baldridge has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, including commercial, trading and business development activities. In his current role, he is responsible for all commercial activity for gathering and processing and natural gas liquids (NGL) logistics, as well as origination, business development, optimization, contract administration, gas control, and marketing and trading.
Previously, Baldridge was president of the marketing and logistics business unit for DCP Midstream, responsible for NGLs and natural gas pipeline and storage assets, as well as marketing and trading activities. Prior to that, he was vice president of business development of DCP Midstream, responsible for business development and corporate development activities coordinated with DCP Midstream Partners. He began his career with the company in 2005 as director of corporate development managing acquisition evaluation and negotiations for multiple midstream acquisition opportunities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a master’s in business administration from the University of Denver.
“The staff and membership of TPA has established a strong reputation of collaboration, safety, and advocacy, and I am proud to serve such a remarkable organization through this role,” said Baldridge.
TPA is the largest state trade association in the country that solely represents the interests of the intrastate pipeline network. TPA provides advocacy on issues related to pipeline safety, environmental regulations, taxation and legislation. Member companies and their representatives commit to conducting their business in accordance with integrity, honest communication, fair right-of-way acquisition, respectful construction and safe operations.