Kelcy L. Warren

Chairman & CEO of Engergy Transfer


Kelcy Warren was born and raised in White Oak, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He has been a leader in the energy industry for nearly 40 years.
In 1995, Warren co-founded Energy Transfer, which began as a small intrastate natural gas pipeline operator. Today, the Energy Transfer family of partnerships, which includes Energy Transfer, Sunoco LP, and USA Compression Partners, LP, is one of the country’s largest and most diversified portfolio of publically traded energy partnerships. Energy Transfer has assets in 38 states to facilitate the gathering, treating, processing and transporting of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products and crude oil through 83,000 miles of pipeline; more than 95 million barrels of NGL, crude oil and petrochemical storage; 75 processing and treating facilities; four fractionators; and three import/export facilities.

Warren has been recognized by numerous energy and business organizations for his contributions to the energy industry. He is honored to be a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. Warren has also been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the Hanlon Award presented by the Gas Processors Association, and this year was inducted into the Ammys Hall of Fame.
Warren has dedicated himself to giving back and regularly supports educational institutions from grade school through university levels. Among the organizations he supports is the March of Dimes and the Bush Foundation. He also hosts an annual event for Cherokee Crossroads, Inc. that raises money for children’s charities around the country, among others. Warren serves on the board of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation and was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the University of Texas System Board of Regents through 2025. Recently, President Donald Trump appointed Mr. Warren to the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees.