Gibson elected Chairman, succeeding Kyle; Dinan elected to Board

The directors of the general partner of Oneok Partners LP elected John W. Gibson, president and CEO of Oneok Partners, to the additional position of chairman of the board, effective immediately.
Gibson, 55, serves as Oneok Inc. CEO.
David Kyle, 55, has resigned as chairman and as a member of the board of the general partner of Oneok Partners and is retiring as an employee of Oneok on Jan. 1.
Kyle remains chairman of Oneok.
Curtis Dinan, 40, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Oneok Partners and Oneok Inc., was elected to the board of directors of the general partner of Oneok Partners, effective immediately.
Other members of the board of directors of the general partner of Oneok Partners are: James C. Kneale, president and COO of Oneok; Gil J. Van Lunsen, retired managing general partner of KPMG LLP; Gary N. Petersen, president, Andres Processing LLC; and Gerald B. Smith, chairman of the board, CEO and co-founder, Smith, Graham & Company Investment Advisors.
Gibson joined Oneok in May 2000 from Koch Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, where he was an executive vice president.
Gibson spent 18 years with Phillips Petroleum Co. in a variety of domestic and international positions in its natural gas, natural gas liquids and exploration and production businesses, including vice president of marketing of its natural gas subsidiary GPM Gas Corp.
He holds an engineering degree from the University of Missouri at Rolla.
Kyle became chairman, president and CEO of Oneok Inc. in August 2000, after three years as president and COO of the company.
He was named chairman and CEO of Oneok Partners in April 2006.
He joined Oklahoma Natural Gas Company in 1974 as an engineer trainee and held positions of increasing responsibility before becoming vice president of gas supply in 1986 and executive vice president in 1990.
Before joining Oneok in February 2004 as vice president and chief accounting officer, Dinan was an audit partner for both Arthur Andersen LLP and Grant Thornton LLP.
He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Oklahoma Society of CPAs and is an advisory board member for the Breech School of Business at Drury University.



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