Williams appoints Debbie Cowan as Chief Human Resources Officer
The Williams Companies announced that Debbie Cowan has been appointed senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective Oct. Cowan, who will lead all aspects of the Company's human resources function, will serve on the Williams executive leadership team and report to Alan Armstrong, president and CEO officer of Williams. Cowan is a proven human resources leader with energy industry experience. She is joining Williams from Koch Chemical Technology Group, a division of Koch Industries, where she served as global vice president of Human Resources, supporting seven various engineering and manufacturing companies with approximately 5,000 employees in 26 countries. In addition, she previously served as global director of Human Resources for John Zink Company, also a division of Koch Industries.