Kirk Blackim – Manager, Commercial Development, Williams Midstream, Eastern Region. Kirk is leading the charge with regard to Williams’s growth projects, specifically in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. In his current role, he is responsible for identifying and executing on the opportunities with producers, as well as asset acquisition opportunities. One of Kirk’s main initiatives will be to create gathering and processing opportunities that can assist Williams in securing commitments to the Atlantic Access, Butler Lateral project and other natural gas liquids projects for the region.
Prior to joining Williams Midstream in April, 2011, Kirk was a partner in Clear Creek Energy Services, owned his own financial consulting business, worked for Trust Company of the West, Koch Industries and Kansas Pipeline Operating Company in numerous oil and gas related investment and business development roles. Kirk is a graduate of Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree and has successfully passed the Uniform Examination for Certified Public Accountants.
Ross Conatser is a Sr. Marketing Services Rep. for Business Development at Williams, Transcontinental Gas Pipeline. Prior to joining Williams Ross held positions at Stewart and Stevenson and Dresser-Rand where he managed distributed generation and gas compression projects. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa where he received a BS in Petroleum Engineering.