TULSA, Okla., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) announced today that Neal F. Lehman has joined the company as vice president of compliance and ethics.
In this new position, Lehman will have oversight responsibility for the companywide compliance with rules, regulations and laws and for the development and implementation of continuing companywide compliance and ethics training.
He will report to John R. Barker, senior vice president and general counsel, and John W. Gibson, ONEOK president and chief executive officer.
"Neal's extensive legal experience and expertise will strengthen our ongoing compliance and ethics programs and reinforce our commitment to operating in a manner consistent with our company's values," Gibson said.
Lehman comes to ONEOK from Latham, Wagner, Steele & Lehman. Previously, he was senior legal counsel for Phillips Petroleum Company, where he served in various roles for a number of years, including chief antitrust counsel. He has also held legal positions with Baker Industries, Skelly Oil Company and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Lehman graduated from Grove City College in Grove City, Penn., and earned his juris doctorate from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.
To obtain an electronic photo file of Lehman, visit the ONEOK website:
ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) is a diversified energy company. We are the general partner and own 42.8 percent of ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS), one of the largest publicly traded master limited partnerships, which is a leader in the gathering, processing, storage and transportation of natural gas in the U.S. and owns one of the nation's premier natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers. ONEOK is among the largest natural gas distributors in the United States, serving more than two million customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Our energy services operation focuses primarily on marketing natural gas and related services throughout the U.S. ONEOK is a FORTUNE 500 company and is included in Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Stock Index.
For information about ONEOK, Inc., visit the website: www.oneok.com.
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