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Pierce Norton

Pierce H. Norton II is president and chief executive officer of ONEOK and is a member of the ONEOK Board of Directors.

Previously, Norton was president and chief executive officer of ONE Gas, Inc. for more than seven years and served as a member of the ONE Gas board. Norton worked for ONEOK for almost 10 years, having joined the company in 2004. Prior to the separation of ONE Gas in January 2014, Norton served as executive vice president, commercial, of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners.

His other roles at ONEOK included executive vice president and chief operating officer of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners, responsible for the company's natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas pipelines, natural gas liquids, natural gas distribution and energy services business segments. Norton also held the position as president of ONEOK Distribution Companies – Oklahoma Natural Gas, Kansas Gas Service and Texas Gas Service.

Norton began his natural gas industry career in 1982 at Delhi Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Texas Oil and Gas Corporation. He later worked for American Oil and Gas with operational responsibilities for natural gas gathering and processing, and for intrastate and interstate pipelines. He then worked for KN Energy as vice president and general manager of the Heartland Region, before moving to Bear Paw Energy as vice president of business development. In 2002, he was named president of Bear Paw Energy, now ONEOK Rockies Midstream.

Norton is currently on the board of directors for the American Petroleum Institute and is a 2024 tri-chair for the Tulsa Area United Way citywide campaign. He is a past board member of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Texas Pipeline Association, the North Dakota Petroleum Council, the Western Alliance, American Gas Association (AGA) and served as chairman of the AGA board in 2017.  Locally he is a past board member of Tulsa Community College Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation and Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice.

An Alabama native, Norton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1982 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and was a University of Alabama College of Engineering Distinguished Fellow. He also is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

President and Chief Executive Officer of ONEOK

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