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Joanne L. Howard,  Senior Vice President, ESG and Corporate Communications

Crestwood Equity Partners LP

Joanne Howard is senior vice president of ESG and corporate communications for Crestwood Equity Partners LP. She is responsible for managing and advancing ESG practices at Crestwood and integrating ESG into strategic planning and operations, as well as identifying and managing current and future ESG risks and opportunities. Joanne manages external reporting of Crestwood’s programs and performance, including the publication of Crestwood’s annual sustainability report. She also manages Crestwood’s community investment program ensuring investments achieve the greatest societal and business benefit.
Prior to joining Crestwood in 2018, Howard was the director of sustainability at Spectra Energy for six years before overseeing the combining of sustainability programs with Enbridge as part of the merger in 2017. Before that she was the vice-consul for energy and environment at UK Trade & Investment located at the British Consulate-General in Houston. Here, Joanne worked extensively on a range of sustainability and energy policy issues including energy security, renewables and climate policy.

Joanne holds a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Bristol and a Bachelor of Science in Politics with International Relations from the University of Wales- Swansea.

She currently serves on the board of the British American Foundation of Texas, ONE Future, the Awty International School Alumni Association and is on the advisory board of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy.