Regency Energy appoints Kelley president, CEO

By OGJ editors
Houston, Mar. 20 -- Regency Energy Partners, Dallas, has appointed Byron R. Kelley chairman, president, and chief executive officer, effective Apr. 1. Kelley succeeds James W. Hunt, who will retire.

Kelley brings more than 35 years of experience in operational and commercial roles with gas gathering and intrastate and interstate pipeline companies in the southeastern US. He has served in executive management positions for the past 20 years.

Kelley joins Regency from CenterPoint Energy where he served as senior vice-president and group president, pipeline and field services.

Prior to that, he served with El Paso Energy International as executive vice-president, development, operations, and engineering, and as president. Kelley spent 10 years at Tenneco Energy in management and executive positions. Earlier in his career, he worked for Louisiana Intrastate Gas Corp. and Southern Natural Gas Co.

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