The Williams Cos. has appointed John Chandler as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Sept. 5.
Chandler replaces Don Chappel, who decided to retire.
“I’m honored to be joining Williams at such an exciting time,” Chandler said. “The Williams Board of Directors, its leadership team and all of its employees are focused on delivering exceptional financial performance and shareholder value, and I look forward to sharing the Williams growth story with our investors and the financial community.”
Chandler served as chief financial officer of Magellan Midstream Partners from 2002 to 2014, developing the company’s financial strategy and helping grow its enterprise value from roughly $1.5 billion to more than $18 billion.
“John is a deeply experienced chief financial officer who is well-known in the energy markets and within Williams,” Williams President and CEO Alan Armstrong said in a statement. “He brings a proven track record of financial leadership and delivering shareholder value, and I’m looking forward to his contributions to the Williams team.”
Armstrong also thanked Chappel for his services.
“Don has played a critical role here at Williams and has earned the trust and confidence of our investors,” Armstrong said. “I want to personally thank him for his service to this great organization, for his valuable counsel and for his financial leadership.”