David P. Michels

David P. Michels Mr. Michels has been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America, since April 2018. In this role, Mr. Michels directs the company’s overall financial strategy while overseeing the firm’s treasury, tax, accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, and financial planning functions.

Mr. Michels joined Kinder Morgan in 2012 as Vice President of Finance. He was named Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations in 2013 and served as CFO of El Paso Pipeline Partners in 2013 and 2014.

Prior to joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Michels worked at Barclays and Lehman Brothers in energy investment banking. During this time, he advised public and private companies on mergers, acquisitions capital formation and corporate strategy. He previously worked at Lukens Energy Group and Enron Corporation.

Mr. Michels holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates 83,000 miles of pipelines and 147 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.