Chad Zamarin has been appointed Williams Companies Inc.’s senior vice-president of corporate strategic development effective June 26. He succeeds Frank Billings, who previously announced his retirement.
In his new role, Zamarin will be responsible for enterprise-level strategy, business development, and customer-relationship management and have additional responsibility for government affairs and project analysis. He will report to Alan Armstrong, Williams’ president and chief executive officer.
Zamarin beginning in 2014 served in executive leadership roles at Cheniere Energy Inc., including senior vice-president and president, pipeline and midstream, and president, Cheniere Pipeline Co. During 2009-14, he served in various executive roles at NiSource-Columbia Pipeline Group, including chief operating officer at NiSource Midstream LLC and NiSource Energy Ventures LLC as well as president of Pennant Midstream LLC.
From 2004-2009, Zamarin held technical services and asset integrity leadership roles at Colonial Pipeline Co. Before Colonial, he served during 1998-2004 in product, engineering, and project management roles at GE Energy and Panhandle Energy, formerly CMS Energy and Duke Energy, respectively.