Vice President, Commercial and Business Development, Williams
John Poarch is the vice president of commercial and business development for Williams. Poarch oversees customer relationships and the cultivation of new business within Williams' Central Operating Area. Previously, he served as general manager for Access Midstream's Eagle Ford operations. In this role, Poarch had fiscal and strategic responsibility for Access in the Eagle Ford including profit and loss management, capital expenditures, and operations. He also previously served as area manager of Chesapeake Midstream Partners' (the predecessor to Access Midstream) assets in the Springridge area of the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana. Poarch spent the earlier part of his energy career in various engineering, commercial and supervisory positions in a five-state region. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1987.