Kelcy Warren

Kelcy Warren is the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners and was one of the largest donors to President Donald Trump.

Early Life

Kelcy Warren was born in Panola County, Texas, on August 2, 1956. He lived there for only a few months before his family moved to Stephenville, Texas.

Kelcy Warren attended Stephenville High School and graduated in 1974. Kelcy attended Texas A&M University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 1978. He then got his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Dallas in 1982 and simultaneously graduated as an Eagle Scout. After college, he worked as an engineer for several oil companies, including Coastal Producing Incorporated, Marathon Oil Company, and Harnischfeger Industries Incorporated (now known as Terex Corporation).

In 1995, Kelcy became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Transfer Partners. Kelcy has also worked in various engineering roles for Sunoco Logistics (now known as Energy Transfer Partners) since the late 1990s.

Kelcy Warren’s Career

The first major project that Kelcy Warren oversaw the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Texas to Chicago. The project was completed ahead of schedule and below its $200 million budget. The pipeline is now owned by Energy Transport Partners, known as the Illinois Pipeline system. It transports 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Kelcy Warren’s donations proved ineffective, and President Bill Clinton ultimately passed the tax increase bill without Warren’s support. The reaction from Warren was that “the whole thing should have been wrapped up a year ago.” However, Kelcy Warren’s donation could have been more effective. The President also supported Texas lawmakers who opposed the tax increase bill. During this time, Kelcy was having an affair with Maribeth Harrdon and has since divorced his wife.

His wife, Maribeth Harrdon Warren, donated $500,000. The couple is also involved in other philanthropic activities.”

In 2006 Energy Transfer Partners purchased a large part of the Sunoco oil refinery for $7.4 billion; in 2007, Kelcy donated to President George W. See this page for additional information.


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