Kelcy L. Warren

Chairman & CEO of Engergy Transfer

A native of White Oak Texas, Kelcy is a graduate of UT Arlington. He has been a leader in the energy industry for nearly 40 years. In 1996, Warren co-founded Energy Transfer, which began as a small intrastate natural gas pipeline operator and is now one of the largest and most diversified publicly traded energy companies in the industry with more than 90,000 miles of pipelines and related assets. 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 publicly traded energy partnerships.

Kelcy has been recognized by numerous energy and business organizations for his contributions to the energy industry. He is a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans and has been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the Hanlon Award presented by the Gas Processors Association and in the Ammys Hall of Fame.

Kelcy has dedicated himself to giving back and regularly supports educational institutions, environmental causes and many other charitable endeavors. Some of his regular contributions include grade schools, universities, 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 also 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. Additionally, Kelcy was appointed to the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees in 2019.