Board of Directors
Robert B. Mills
Acting Chairman of the Board
Robert B. Mills has served on our Board of Directors since October 8, 2015. Until his retirement earlier this year, Mr. Mills was Chief Operating Officer of Assured Guaranty, Ltd., the largest financial guaranty insurance company in the world, and was previously its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mills began his career at KPMG, where he progressed to partner and was later appointed National Practice Director for Investment Banking and Capital Markets. His career also included serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Americas Region for UBS, AG.
Mr. Mills was awarded a B.B.A in Accounting from Niagara University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
David A. B. Brown
David A. B. Brown has served on our Board of Directors since June 2016. Mr. Brown is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Layne Christensen Company and is a member of the Board of Directors of EMCOR Group, Inc. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Layne Christensen and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pride International, Inc. until it was acquired by Ensco plc in May 2011. A chartered accountant and CPA, Mr. Brown has been involved in the energy industry for the majority of his career and served on several other Boards. Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Accounting from McGill University and his MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School.
Steven D. Davis
Mr. Davis served in a variety of positions at Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 global energy infrastructure and public utility company (NYSE: SRE), and its indirect subsidiaries, Southern California Gas Company (“SCGC”) (OTC: SOCGM) and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”), from 1980 until his retirement in March 2018. Some of his roles included Corporate Group President – Utilities of Sempra Energy, Executive Vice President – External Affairs and Corporate Strategy of Sempra Energy, and President and Chief Operating Officer of SDG&E. Mr. Davis served as a director of SCGC from 2011 to 2013 and again from 2015 to 2018, including as its non-executive chairman in 2017 and 2018. He also served as a director of SDG&E from 2011 to 2018, including as its non-executive chairman in 2017 and 2018. Mr. Davis previously served on the boards of directors of the U.S Chamber of Commerce and the Edison Electric Institute. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with Honors from San Diego State University.
Nelson Obus has served on our Board of Directors since June 2016. Mr. Obus has co-managed Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value L.P. since its inception in November 1992, Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value L.P.I since its inception in July 1997 and the Wynnefield Small Cap Value Offshore Fund since its inception in January 1997. His principal responsibilities are as Chief Investment Officer. From February 1990 until September 1992, he was Research Director of Schafer Capital Management, Inc. and Schafer Cullen Management, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Obus worked at Lazard Freres & Co. for eight years as an Analyst, Account Executive and Research Director in its institutional sales department.
Before coming to Wall Street, Mr. Obus worked as an educator and land manager in the environmental field. He taught natural history for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and was Director of Interpretive Services for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management beginning in 1977. He received a B.A. from New York University and a M.A. and A.B.D. from Brandeis University in Politics. Mr. Obus currently serves on the Board of Directors for Layne Christensen Co. and MK Acquisition LLC, and the Board of Advisors of the Bank of Princeton. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Breeze-Eastern Corporation and Underground Solutions, Inc. Mr. Obus serves on the Board of Directors of the Princeton Historical Society, Zionist Organization of America, Appalachian Mountain Club and the Advisory Board of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.
Tracy D. Pagliara
President, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pagliara joined Williams in April 2010 as General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President of Business Development and progressively advanced to his most recent position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pagliara was with Gardner Denver, Inc. for eight years, where he served as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary and also assumed additional leadership responsibility for the compliance, human resources, environmental, health and safety and insurance functions. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, Inc., Mr. Pagliara held positions of increasing responsibility in the legal departments of Verizon Communications/GTE Corporation and Kellwood Company. He eventually became Assistant General Counsel for each company. Mr. Pagliara is a director, and serves on the audit, compensation, and nominating and corporate governance committees, of Uranium Resources, Inc. He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois State Bars and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mitchell I. Quain
Mr. Quain has served on the Executive Council of American Securities LLC, a private equity firm, since January 2020. From December 2011 to December 2019, Mr. Quain wasa Senior Advisor at the private equity firm Carlyle Group. From January 2010 through December 2011, Mr. Quain was a Partner at One Equity Partners, a private investmentfirm. From 2006 through 2009, he was a Senior Director and then Managing Director of ACI Capital Corp., a private equity investment firm. From 2002 through 2005,Mr. Quain served as Chairman of Register.com, Inc., a provider of domain name registration and internet services, and from 1997 to 2001 he was employed with ABN AMROBank N.V. and its predecessors in several capacities, including Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. Mr. Quain has served on the board of directors of AstroNova, Inc.(Nasdaq: ALOT), which designs, develops, manufactures and distributes a broad range of specialty printers and data acquisition and analysis systems, where he serves on thecompensation and nominating and governance committees and as chair of the audit committee, since 2011; Digirad Corporation (Nasdaq: DRAD), a diversified holdingcompany with three divisions: Healthcare, Building and Construction, and Real Estate and Investments, where he serves on the audit and corporate governance committees,since 2019; and Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: KCAC), a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, stock purchase orsimilar business combination with a business in the automotive and automotive-related sector, where he serves on the audit committee and as chair of the nominating andcorporate governance committee, since 2020. Mr. Quain previously served on the boards of multiple other public and private companies, including Jason Industries, Inc.,DeCrane Aircraft Holdings, Inc., Handy & Harman Ltd., Hardinge Inc., HEICO Corporation, Magnetek, Inc., Mechanical Dynamics, Inc., RBC Bearings Incorporated,Register.com, Inc., Strategic Distribution, Inc., Tecumseh Products Company, Titan International, Inc., and Xerium Technologies, Inc. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.