Alyeska Leadership

Brigham A. McCown

Brigham A. McCown


Brigham A. McCown joined Alyeska Pipeline Service Company as President in January 2020. With roots in the rural Appalachian area of Southern Ohio, Brigham went from being a barge company laborer to serving as a naval aviator to running the federal agency responsible for national energy transportation.

Brigham has over three decades of executive management, legal, and operational experience in the energy, infrastructure, and transportation industries. He is a domestic and foreign policy expert who has held senior posts in three presidential administrations and he also advised multiple presidential campaigns. Brigham also held key positions on two presidential transition teams and has served under three cabinet secretaries from both major political parties.

He has also held several posts at the U.S. Department of Transportation, most recently serving as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Brigham was the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) first acting administrator, and first deputy administrator. He also previously served as the first general counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Brigham’s private sector experience includes being a partner in several international law firms, founding several professional service companies, and, an infrastructure non-profit.

In 2013, Brigham retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years of combined active and reserve service and also held an honorary commission of Rear Admiral in the United States Maritime Administration and has been a clinical professor at Miami University, teaching ethics, law, and foreign policy.

Brigham holds a Juris Doctor from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, a Master of Business Administration from the Mason School of Business from William and Mary, a graduate certificate in Emerging Energy Technologies and Innovation from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University and serves on several international, national, and local boards and committees.