Empoyee Spotlight, Carolyn Arens

Carolyn began her career with Williams in 2013 as an intern and has served in many roles of increasing responsibility in engineering, project execution, and commercial services.  Growing up in Oklahoma, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering and later obtained her MBA from Sam Houston State University.   Carolyn moved back to Houston in 2020 and after a few years of living the big-city life, building community, and adopting her sweet pup named Scooter, Houston feels like home both in and out of the office

What makes you most excited about the position?

I am most excited to continue working on the Northwest Pipeline Commercial team. I genuinely enjoy my work, specifically seeing how important our customers are to the company’s every day activities and how important Northwest Pipeline is to providing tangible and creative energy delivery solutions for our customers.

What are some challenges you see in the new role?

Our team has evolved a lot in a very short period of time.  My challenge, and I accept it, is to continue growing and developing the commercial team to be value added, not just for Williams, but for our customers in the Pacific Northwest.  At our core, we will continue to provide the highest level of customer service, operate a very reliable pipeline with an emphasis on safety and doing things the right way for the right reasons.  I consider myself to be part of the future and I want to celebrate the past Northwest Pipeline leadership while making sure the future of Northwest Pipeline is brighter than ever.

Where do you see Northwest Pipeline 5 years from now?

I see a strong team of individuals who are able to offer existing and new transportation services for our customers. I also see creative growth on the system that allows for new opportunities and partnerships to support clean energy solutions that meet the collective goals that we have with our customers.

How do you spend your weekends?

An ideal weekend looks like playing a round of golf with my boyfriend, enjoying a meal with a larger group of friends, catching at least one of my parents on the phone, and of course, brunch.

What is one fun fact about you?

I love grocery shopping! It feels very therapeutic to stroll the aisles, and if it’s a small enough list, I can even bag my own groceries!

What are you watching on TV right now?

I recently finished “The Dropout” and will always make time for new “Grey’s Anatomy” and “This is Us” episodes.

Any fun travel plans this year?

Yes, I will be attending my cousin’s wedding in September in Turks & Caicos!