TULSA, Okla., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) and ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS) has announced organizational changes.
Kevin L. Burdick, 52, currently senior vice president, natural gas gathering and processing, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief commercial officer, a new role, with responsibility for all of ONEOK’s business segment commercial activities. He will continue to report to Terry K. Spencer, ONEOK and ONEOK Partners president and chief executive officer.
“Kevin has served in a number of key leadership roles and performed at a high level,” said Spencer. “I have no doubt that his exceptional leadership skills and experience will continue to serve the company well in his new role.”
Michael A. Fitzgibbons, 58, currently vice president, commercial, natural gas gathering and processing, has been promoted to senior vice president, natural gas gathering and processing, responsible for commercial activities in the natural gas gathering and processing segment. He will report to Burdick.
“Mike also brings strong leadership and knowledge to his new role,” Spencer said. “His valued contributions to our company and the natural gas gathering and processing business are many, and we are confident he will continue to be an outstanding leader for his business unit.”
Burdick joined ONEOK in 2007 as manager of information technology design integration and has since served in roles of increasing responsibility. He began his career at CITGO Petroleum in the information technology field.
Burdick earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Fitzgibbons joined ONEOK Partners in 2007 as director, natural gas supply acquisition, Rocky Mountain region, natural gas gathering and processing.
Fitzgibbons began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company and held various positions of increasing responsibility in natural gas gathering and processing. In 2000, he became managing director of the New Mexico region of Duke Energy Field Services, which later became DCP Midstream.
Fitzgibbons earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
ONEOK, Inc. (pronounced ONE-OAK) (NYSE: OKE) is the general partner and as of Dec. 31, 2016, owns 41.2 percent of ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS), one of the largest publicly traded master limited partnerships, which owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers and is a leader in the gathering, processing, storage and transportation of natural gas in the U.S. ONEOK is a FORTUNE 500 company and is included in Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Stock Index.