Walter Bennett became senior vice president of Williams’ western operations in January 2015. The company’s western operations include Northwest Pipeline as well as gathering and processing business in Colorado, Wyoming and the Four Corners area.
Previously, Bennett in 2013 became Access Midstream Partners’ senior vice president – western operations, with responsibility for Anadarko, Mid-Continent, Niobrara, Barnett, Permian, Eagle Ford and Haynesville operating areas. Prior to that role, he served as chief operating officer of Chesapeake Midstream Development, where he was instrumental in facilitating the transition of Chesapeake’s wholly owned assets to Access in 2013.
Bennett’s prior experience included roles as senior vice president of operations at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners in Houston; a variety of senior positions at Gulf South Pipeline Company; and early career positions at a subsidiary of Koch Industries in Gary, Ind.
Bennett earned his bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992 and his master of business administration from Louisiana State University in 2004.