Mr. James E. Scheel, also known as Jim, served as Senior Vice President of Northeast Gathering & Processing Operating Area of WPZ GP LLC, the General Partner of Williams Partners L.P. from February 2, 2015 to November 1, 2017. Mr. Scheel has been Senior Vice President of The Northeast Gathering & Processing Operating Area at The Williams Companies, Inc. since January 27, 2014. Mr. Scheel served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Development at The Williams Companies, Inc. since February 01, 2012 until 2014 and Williams Partners GP LLC since February 2012. Mr. Scheel has responsibility for enterprise-level business development and customer relationship management. He served as Vice President of business development for Williams' midstream business since 2011 until 2012. He joined Williams in 1988 as a Business Development Analyst. During his more than two decades with Williams, Mr. Scheel has served in leadership roles that include business and strategic development, operations and engineering, more than $4 billion in transactions and business integrations, the company's natural gas liquids business and management of international and joint-venture operations. He has been a Director at Chesapeake Midstream GP L L C since December 2012. He served as a Director of WPZ GP LLC since February 2, 2015 until November 1, 2017. He served as a Director of WPZ GP LLC (formerly Access Midstream Partners GP, L.L.C., Chesapeake Midstream GP L L C) from December 2012 to February 27, 2014. Mr. Scheel earned his Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1986.