Debbie Cowan became Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Williams in 2018.
Prior to joining Williams, Cowan served as Global Vice President of Human Resources for Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC, a division of Koch Industries, Inc., since June 2013. In that role, she was responsible for supporting seven various engineering and manufacturing companies with approximately 5,000 employees in 26 countries in their strategic planning, organization development, acquisitions and divestitures, employment law, talent development, performance management, employee relations, compensation, training and benefits efforts.
She previously served as Global Director of Human Resources and Manager, Human Resources, for John Zink Company, also a division of Koch Industries; Manager, Human Resources for Aircraft Fueling Systems and as Staffing Manager for Robert Half International.
Cowan earned both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas. She also earned a master’s in organizational dynamics in human resources management from the University of Oklahoma and is a certified professional in human resources.
Cowan is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association.