John D. Porter


Professional Experience

John Porter became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Williams in January 2022. Porter previously served as Williams Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller and Financial Planning and Analysis.

Porter began his career in public accounting and first joined Williams in 1998 as Supervisor of Revenue Accounting. In 2001 he relocated to Denver, serving in various finance and accounting roles for Forest Oil Corporation, an exploration and production company.

Porter returned to Williams in 2005, serving in roles of increasing responsibility across the finance and accounting organization, including Director of Investor Relations, Assistant Controller of Williams Partners, L.P., Director of Accounting—Master Limited Partnerships, and Manager of Financial Reporting. Prior to his current role, Porter served as Vice President, Enterprise Financial Planning and Analysis and Investor Relations, overseeing Williams’ forecasting and budgeting process while also developing and managing relationships with research analysts, institutional and individual investors and retail brokers.


Porter is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1993.

Industry/Community Leadership

He serves as a Board Member on the Energy Infrastructure Council and is active in the Tulsa community.