Williams announced that its board of directors has appointed Rose Robeson as an independent director, effective Dec. 10.
Robeson brings 32 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently as chief financial officer of DCP Midstream, the largest natural gas liquids (NGL) producer and gas processor in the United States. An SEC Audit Committee Financial Expert, she currently serves on the boards of three other publicly traded energy companies where she chairs two audit committees and serves on a third. In addition, she serves on an environmental, social and governance committee as well as other board committees.
At Williams, Robeson will serve as a member of the board’s Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.
“The Williams board is pleased to welcome an outstanding new director in Rose, who brings tremendous financial expertise and deep industry experience from across the energy value chain,” said Stephen W. Bergstrom, chairman of the Williams board of directors. “Rose’s accomplished career and commitment to strong corporate governance makes her an excellent addition to the growing diversity of the Williams Board and positions the company to continue to deliver long-term, sustainable value and growth for our shareholders.”
With Robeson’s appointment, the Williams board consists of 12 members, 11 of whom are independent.
Robeson served as chief financial officer of DCP Midstream LLC from January 2002 to May 2012. She also served as the chief financial officer of DCP Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of DCP Midstream Partners, LP, from May 2012 until January 2014. She previously held finance positions of increasing responsibility with Kinder Morgan, Total Petroleum, Inc. and Ernst & Young. Ms. Robeson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the Northwest Missouri State University and became a certified public accountant in 1983. Recognized to the “Top Women in Energy – 2014” by the Denver Business Journal, Ms. Robeson is a member of the board of directors of SM Energy, Antero Midstream Corporation and Newpark Resources, Inc.