Hutchinson joins ONEOK Partners board of directors

Michael G. Hutchinson has joined the board of directors of ONEOK Partners LP (NYSE: OKS), effective April 16. With the addition of Hutchinson, the ONEOK Partners board now has eight members, six of whom are independent. Gil J. Van Lunsen retired from the board earlier this month after 10 years of service.

Hutchinson retired as a partner of Deloitte & Touche in 2012 after nearly 35 years with the firm. During his Deloitte career, he led the energy and natural resources practice in Colorado for more than 10 years while also managing more than 150 people in the Denver, Colorado, audit and enterprise risk management practice. Hutchinson's accounting and finance experience includes serving as the lead audit partner on many of Deloitte & Touche's largest clients from 1989 until his retirement in 2012. His experience spans multiple financial aspects and includes accounting principles, financial controls, and evaluating financial statements of public companies in the energy sector from an auditor's perspective.

Hutchinson has served on the board of Westmoreland Coal Co. since 2012, where he is the chair of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. He also is a member of the ONE Gas Inc. board of directors, where he is chair of the audit committee and serves on the governance and executive compensation committees.

Hutchinson graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

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