Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) (WES) and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) (WGP and collectively the Partnerships) announced that effective today Robin H. Fielder has been named President of the Partnerships.

She will succeed Benjamin M. Fink, who has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Partnerships, replacing Robert G. Gwin who will continue to serve on the Partnerships boards of directors. Fielder will also succeed Fink as CEO of the Partnerships effective Jan. 1, 2019. Fielder will also join the Partnerships boards of directors, along with Mitch Ingram, Anadarkos Executive Vice President, International, Deepwater and Exploration. Ingram will replace Bobby Reeves, who has resigned his position as a director of both entities, consistent with his intent to retire from Anadarko at the end of 2018. Since 2009, Ben has served in key leadership positions at WES and WGP and has been instrumental in the success and growth of the companies. He was also the driving force behind its recent simplification transaction, which will create one of the largest midstream service providers in the U.S., said Bob Gwin, outgoing Chairman of the Boards of WES and WGP. Robins midstream, upstream, and financial experience will help ensure continuity within the organizations and Anadarko as their sponsor. Together, Bens and Robins leadership will position the Partnerships to commence their next growth phase, while maintaining the lower-risk, fee-based model, which has proven very successful for more than a decade. Benjamin M. Fink Fink has more than 25 years of financial and operational experience and joined Anadarko in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has served as a director and President and CEO of the general partners of Western Gas Partners, LP and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP since February 2017. …

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Source: US SEC
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