Steven J. Kean
Mr. Kean is President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Office of the Chairman of Kinder Morgan, the largest midstream and the third largest energy company (based on combined enterprise value) in North America.
Mr. Kean is responsible for executing the company's vision and strategy and allocating capital to Kinder Morgan business units in a disciplined manner. He also coordinates the company's efforts to achieve operational excellence. He joined the company in 2002 as Vice President of Strategic Planning for the company's Natural Gas Pipelines and was named President of the Texas Intrastate Pipeline Group that same year; Mr. Kean became Executive Vice President of Operations and joined the Office of the Chairman in 2005, and was named Chief Operating Officer in 2006. He also served as President of the Natural Gas Pipelines segment during 2008-2009.
Mr. Kean has worked in the energy industry since 1985 in various commercial, operational and legal positions, primarily in the wholesale energy and pipeline sectors. He holds a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and a law degree from the University of Iowa.
Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company's pipelines transport primarily natural gas, refined petroleum products, CO2 and crude oil and its terminals store, transfer and handle such products as gasoline, ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. Combined, Kinder Morgan has an enterprise value of more than $125 billion.