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THE WILLIAMS COMPANIES
Vice President and General Manager
Camilo Amezquita has been the Vice President and General Manager of Northwest Pipeline since November 2019. In his role, Camilo leads a highly talented team that oversees all commercial, business development, rates and regulatory and operational activities for the franchise. Since joining Williams in 1993, Camilo has held various leadership roles in Operations, Pipeline Control, Customer Service, Business Development and Project Execution. Camilo has been an active committee member in many industry trade groups over the years including Western Energy Institute, Northwest Gas Association, Southern Gas Association, American Gas Association and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.
Camilo was born in Bogotá, Colombia and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Camilo lives in Houston, TX, married for 27 years and has two daughters ages 17 and 20.
Tara Smith Anderson
Director, State Government and Regulatory Affairs
Tara Smith Anderson is an accomplished external affairs professional with more than twenty years of experience. She has a demonstrated track record in the creation and execution of integrated advocacy campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels.
Ms. Anderson currently works as the Director State Government and Regulatory Affairs for The Williams Companies where she lobbies elected officials to advance company objectives in Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Prior to her employment with Williams, Ms. Anderson worked for the American Petroleum Association (API) as the Director of External Mobilization from 2011-2019. During her time at API, Ms. Anderson directed all grassroots, grasstops and related mobilization activity on behalf of the natural gas and oil industry. At API, she was responsible for the direction and execution of the Energy Citizens program, a grassroots movement of more than 1.5 million American voters that would advocate on behalf of industry.
Before joining API, Ms. Anderson spent eight years at the Director of Public Affairs for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) where much of her time was spent advancing industry issues through grassroots lobbying.
Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon.