Who We Are
James J. Cleary
James J. Cleary is president of El Paso’s Western Pipeline Group, which consists of Colorado Interstate Gas, El Paso Natural Gas, Mojave Pipeline Company, Wyoming Interstate Company, Cheyenne Plains Gas Pipeline, and El Paso’s $3 billion Ruby Pipeline which was completed in July 2011.
Prior to assuming his current role in 2004, Mr. Cleary served for three years as president of ANR Pipeline Company, which served markets in the midwestern U.S. Mr. Cleary was formerly executive vice president of Southern Natural Gas Company and was responsible for Customer Service, Rates, and Operations Services. Mr. Cleary served Southern Natural Gas and its affiliated companies in many capacities since assuming his initial position as an attorney with the company in 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and a law degree from Boston College Law School.
Mr. Cleary was appointed as the Ruby Representative to the Sagebrush Habitat Conservation Fund Board of Directors in July, 2010.