Kelcy Warren is a Texas businessman who serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Energy Transfer Partners. He has grown the company from a private partnership into one of the largest, most diverse natural gas and crude oil pipeline networks in North America, comprising nearly 95 thousand miles of pipe.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University with degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Business Administration, Mr. Warren began his career in 1980 with Dallas-based Trammell Crow Company, where he held a variety of positions in the Energy group as well as in the Emerging Business Group. After 12 years with Trammell Crow, Mr. Warren left to start his own energy and investment business, which he later merged into Energy Transfer Equity Corporation.
In 1992, he co-founded Energy Transfer Partners and has since led the company in a period of unprecedented growth. Today, Energy Transfer Partners is one of the largest energy pipeline companies in the world and holds approximately 95 thousand miles of natural gas and crude oil pipelines in under-developed markets across the United States as far west as California and as far east as North Dakota. Kelcy Warren also serves on the board of directors for TransCanada, Inc., and Energy Transfer Equity, as well as the board of trustees for Oklahoma State University.
Mr. Warren is active in a number of charities, including the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and Oklahoma State University Foundation. His Philanthropic efforts include the Kelcy Warren Foundation, which provides funding for the University Cancer Center and other charitable causes.
Kelcy Warren was named a Distinguished Alumni by the Oklahoma State University College of Engineering in 2005 and received both an honorary Doctor of Laws and an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree in 2007. That same year, he was inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).
During his distinguished career, Mr. Warren has received numerous awards and recognitions for his achievements. In 1999, he was named one of the 20 most influential men under 40 by Forbes Magazine. Additionally, in 2003 Mr. Warren was ranked number 138 in The Power 100, a special issue of Fortune Magazine that identified America’s most influential leaders of 2003. Refer to this article for related information.
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