Steve Kean, the outgoing CEO of Kinder Morgan Inc., will have a new role this fall following his departure from the midstream company.

Kean was tapped as the next president and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, one of the Houston metro region’s most influential business advocacy organizations, the GHP announced on June 21.

He is expected to take over the GHP’s leadership roles in the fall after exiting Kinder Morgan’s executive management team.

Kean, 62, plans to step down as CEO at Kinder Morgan effective Aug. 1, 2023, the pipeline company announced in a transition plan in January. He will be succeeded as chief executive by KMI President Kim Dang and will remain on the company’s board of directors.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Steve’s caliber leading the Partnership. Steve brings incredible business acumen and leadership skills to the organization,” said Dr. Marc Boom, GHP board chair and CEO of Houston Methodist, in a press release. “Coupled with an extraordinary passion for Houston, he will build on the Partnership’s momentum to continue to advance greater Houston as a region of extraordinary growth and opportunity.”

Kean is taking over leadership of the GHP from Bob Harvey, who plans to retire at the end of the year. Harvey, 67, joined the GHP in 2012.

“This is an exciting time for Houston,” Harvey said in the release. “I am very pleased that Steve is enthusiastic about leading the Partnership, and I look forward to the organization’s continued success under his leadership.”

Late last year, Harvey notified the GHP of his intent to retire—prompting an executive search process that considered over 70 Houston-area leaders.


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