Robert S. Purgason
Chief Executive Officer
Robert S. Purgason has been our Chief Executive Officer since February 2017. Since that time he has also been Senior Managing Director of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. (“Kayne Anderson”). Mr. Purgason has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry and most recently served as senior vice president, Access at Williams Companies, Inc. until January 2017, responsible for the Central Operation Area and Operational Excellence for the entire enterprise. Mr. Purgason also held other roles at the Williams Companies, Inc. and its affiliates from 2015 to January 2017. He has operational and commercial knowledge of midstream companies and served as chief operating officer of Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.L.C. (subsequently named Access Midstream Partners, LP) from 2009 to 2015, and also served as chief operating officer of Crosstex Energy, L.P. (subsequently named EnLink Midstream LLC) from 2006 to 2009. From 2004 to 2006, he served as senior vice president of the Treating Division at Crosstex Energy, L.P. Prior to joining Crosstex, he spent 18 years at Williams Companies, Inc. and its affiliates in various senior-level positions in natural gas liquids, gas marketing, mergers and acquisitions and major project development. He has served on the Board of Directors and is the past Chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association, the Board of Visitors Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Engineering at The University of Oklahoma, the Advisory Board for the Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering School at The University of Oklahoma and past Program Chair and Director of GPA Midstream Association, where he authored numerous technical and marketing papers. He is currently a member of the Dallas Wildcat Committee and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Since 2014, Mr. Purgason has served on the board of L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ: FSTR), a manufacturing company specializing in rail, construction and energy related products. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from the University of Oklahoma.