Williams board of directors has added two independent directors, effective March 1. The Tulsa-based company announced Feb. 3 that its board has appointed Richard E. Muncrief and Jesse J. Tyson.
Muncrief brings more than 40 years of experience in energy, primarily from the upstream sector. He is currently president and CEO of Devon Energy, having previously served as CEO and chairman of the board of WPX Energy before its merger with Devon in 2021. Prior to joining WPX, he was senior vice president, operations and resource development of Continental Resources Inc. At Williams, Muncrief will serve as a member of the board’s Compensation and Management Committee and the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee.
Tyson built a 35-year global career with ExxonMobil that included leadership roles in marketing, logistics, safety and operations. After retiring from ExxonMobil, he became president and CEO of the National Black MBA Association from 2012 to 2018. As head of the largest association of MBA graduates in the United States, Tyson was responsible for leading the strategic development of corporate and university partnerships to connect members with career matches and graduate school opportunities. At Williams, Tyson will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Sustainability Committee.
“We are extremely pleased to add Richard and Jesse to the board as we continue to increase bench strength with regard to strategic decision making and corporate governance for the long-term benefit of shareholders,” said Stephen W. Bergstrom, chairman of the Williams board of directors. “We believe these two gentlemen bring uniquely diverse skill sets and experiences that will advance our position as a leader in the clean energy economy and help us cultivate an increasingly diverse and inclusive workforce.”
With the appointment of Muncrief and Tyson, the Williams board of directors consists of 14 members, 13 of whom are independent.Tags: Williams