Williams (NYSE: WMB) reports that Keith Meister has been elected to the company's board of directors.
Meister currently serves as managing partner and chief investment officer of Corvex Management LP. Williams, Corvex and Soroban Capital Partners in February reached an agreement under which Meister would be appointed to the Williams board of directors at the regularly scheduled November 2014 board meeting. Eric Mandelblatt, managing partner of Soroban, was appointed to the Williams board of directors in February as part of the agreement.
Prior to founding Corvex, Meister served from 2002 to 2010 in a range of leadership roles within the organization headed by Carl C. Icahn, including as CEO and vice chairman of the general partner of Icahn Enterprises LP (NYSE: IEP). Meister has also previously served as a director of numerous other companies, including Motorola Mobility, Motorola Inc., XO Holdings, Federal Mogul, American Railcar Industries, the ADT Corp., and Ralcorp Holdings Inc.