Head shot of Steven Kean
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Kinder Morgan

Steven Kean is president and chief executive officer and a member of the Office of the Chairman of Kinder Morgan, the largest midstream and the third largest energy company in North America based on enterprise value.

Kean is responsible for developing and executing the company’s vision and strategy, and allocating capital to Kinder Morgan business units in a disciplined manner. He also coordinates the company’s efforts to achieve operational excellence. Kean joined Kinder Morgan in 2002 and has held numerous senior management positions within the company, including executive vice president of operations and president of natural gas pipelines. He was named president of Kinder Morgan in 2013, and chief executive officer in 2015.

Kean has worked in the energy industry since 1985 in various commercial, operational and legal positions, primarily in the wholesale energy and pipeline sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a law degree from the University of Iowa.