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NiSource Inc (NI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Thompson

77 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Joseph Hamrock

53 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Donald Brown

45 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Mike Finissi

2017 Executive Vice President - Safety, Capital Execution and Technical Services

Carrie Hightman

59 2007 Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President

Carl Levander

55 2016 Executive Vice President - Regulatory Policy and Corporate Affairs

Violet Sistovaris

55 2016 Executive Vice President; President of NIPSCO

Pablo Vegas

43 2017 Executive Vice President - Gas Segment , Chief Customer Officer

Joseph Mulpas

45 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Suzanne Surface

52 2015 Vice President - Audit

Teresa Smith

53 2010 Vice President - Human Resources for NiSource Corporate Services

Eric Butler

56 2017 Director

Richard Abdoo

73 2008 Independent Director

Peter Altabef

57 2017 Independent Director

Aristides Candris

65 2012 Independent Director

Wayne DeVeydt

47 2016 Independent Director

Deborah Henretta

55 2015 Independent Director

Michael Jesanis

60 2008 Independent Director

Kevin Kabat

60 2016 Independent Director

Carolyn Woo

63 1998 Independent Director

Sara Macioch

2017 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Thompson

Mr. Richard L. Thompson is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been our independent Chairman of the Board since May 2013. Prior to his retirement in 2004, Mr. Thompson was Group President of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. In May 2015, Mr. Thompson retired as lead director of Lennox International, Inc., (“Lennox”), a position he held since May 2012 following his service as Chairman of the Board from June 2006 to May 2012, and as Vice Chairman from February 2005 to June 2006. He began his service on the board of Lennox in 1993. Additionally, he was on the board of Gardner Denver Inc. from November 1998 to July 2013.

Joseph Hamrock

Mr. Joseph Hamrock is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has been our President and Chief Executive Officer of NiSource since July 1, 2015. Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive Officer of NiSource from May 2012 to July 2015. President and Chief Operating Officer of American Electric Power Company (electric utility company) - Ohio from January 2008 to May 2012.

Donald Brown

Mr. Donald Eugene Brown is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was Executive Vice President, Finance Department of NiSource from March 2015 to July 2015. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UGI Utilities, a division of UGI Corporation (gas and electric utility company) from 2010 to March 2015.

Mike Finissi

Mr. Mike Finissi is appointed as Executive Vice President - Safety, Capital Execution and Technical Services of the company effective May 1, 2017. Finissi joined NiSource in 2010 as senior vice president and chief operating officer for NIPSCO, after serving in various leadership roles in the utility industry. In 2015 he was named senior vice president, capital execution. He will report to Hamrock and join the executive leadership team. With responsibility for capital programs, engineering, safety, environmental, technical training and shared services, he’ll continue NiSource’s focused strategy and plan on achieving industry leadership in safety and delivering shared, integrated platforms.

Carrie Hightman

Ms. Carrie J. Hightman is Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. She was the President of AT&T Illinois from April 2001 through October 2006.

Carl Levander

Mr. Carl W. Levander is Executive Vice President - Regulatory Policy and Corporate Affairs of the Company. He Served as Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer of NiSource from July 2015 to May 2016. President of Columbia of Virginia from January 2006 to July 2015.

Violet Sistovaris

Ms. Violet G. Sistovaris is Executive Vice President; President of NIPSCO of the Company. She served as Executive Vice President, NIPSCO from July 2015 to October 2016. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of NiSource from May 2014 to June 2015.

Pablo Vegas

Mr. Pablo A. Vegas is Executive Vice President - Gas Segment, Chief Customer Officer of the company. He joined NiSource in 2016 as EVP and president, Columbia Gas Group, after serving in various leadership roles in the utility industry. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of American Electric Power Company from May 2012 to May 2016. Vice President and Chief Information Officer of American Electric Power Company from July 2010 to May 2012.

Joseph Mulpas

Mr. Joseph W. Mulpas serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. He was Assistant Controller, FirstEnergy Corp. (diversified energy corporation) from November 2012 to March 2014. Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Maxum Petroleum Inc. (energy logistics company) from August 2012 to October 2012. Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of DPL Inc. and its subsidiary, The Dayton Power and Light Company (electric utility company) from May 2009 to June 2012.

Suzanne Surface

Ms. Suzanne K. Surface is Vice President - Audit of NiSource Inc., since July 1, 2015. She was Vice President of Regulatory Strategy and Support of NiSource from July 2009 to June 2015.

Teresa Smith

Eric Butler

Mr. Eric L. Butler serves as Director of the company. Mr. Butler currently serves as executive vice president, chief administrative officer and corporate secretary at Union Pacific Corporation. Prior to his current role, he served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer from March 2012 to December 2016. Before that, he served seven years as Union Pacific’s vice president and general manager, Industrial Products and two years as vice president and general manager, Automotive. Since joining Union Pacific in 1986, Butler has held a number of positions, including vice president, Supply & Purchasing and vice president, Planning and Analysis. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1981 and a Master’s of Science in Industrial Administration in 1986, both from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Butler has been a director of the Omaha branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City since 2015.

Richard Abdoo

Mr. Richard A. Abdoo is Independent Director of the Company. He has been President of R.A. Abdoo & Co. LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an environmental and energy consulting firm. Prior thereto, Mr. Abdoo was Chairman and CEO of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, a large electric and gas utility holding company, from 1991 until his retirement in April 2004. He also served as President of Wisconsin Energy Corporation from 1991 to April 2003. Mr. Abdoo currently serves as director of EnSync, Inc., formerly known as ZBB Energy Corporation, an energy system technology solutions company, and is a member of its audit, compensation and nominating committees, and formerly served as a director of A. K. Steel Corporation.

Peter Altabef

Mr. Peter A. Altabef serves as Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as president and CEO of Unisys Corporation, a global information technology company, and is a member of its board of directors, a position he has held since January 2015. Prior to his current role, he served as president and CEO of MICROS Systems, Inc., a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the hospitality and retail industries, from 2013 to 2014, when it was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Perot Systems Corporation from 2004 to 2009, when it was acquired by Dell, Inc. Following that transaction, Mr. Altabef served as president of Dell Services, the information technology services and business process solutions unit of Dell, Inc. until his departure in 2011. He is also a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a board member of EastWest Institute, and a member of the advisory boards of Merit Energy Company, LLC and Petrus Trust Company, LTA. He has previously served as a senior advisor to 2M Companies, Inc., in 2012, and as a director of MICROS Systems, Perot Systems Corporation and Belo Corporation.

Aristides Candris

Dr. Aristides S. Candris is Independent Director of the Company. He was President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company (“Westinghouse”), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a nuclear engineering company, which is a unit of Tokyo-based Toshiba Corp., from July 2008 until his retirement on March 31, 2012. During his 36 years of service at Westinghouse, Dr. Candris served in various positions, including as Senior Vice President, Nuclear Fuel, from September 2006 to July 2008, and continued to serve on the board of Westinghouse until October 2012. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Candris also serves on the boards of trustees of Transylvania University and the Hellenic-American University and the board of directors of The Hellenic Initiative.

Wayne DeVeydt

Mr. Wayne S. DeVeydt is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Global Healthcare division of Bain Capital located in Boston, Massachusetts. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) at Anthem, Inc., a health insurance company and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association from May 2007 until his retirement in June 2016. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Anthem, Inc. beginning in 2005 and Chief of Staff from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining Anthem, Inc., Mr. DeVeydt served in many roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1996 to 2005, including as lead engagement partner for a number of large companies in the national managed care and insurance industries. In 2016, Mr. DeVeydt became a director of Myovant Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company with executive offices in London, England, and serves on its audit and compensation committees. He is also a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Board of Governors.

Deborah Henretta

Ms. Deborah A. Henretta is Independent Director of the Company. She currently serves as Senior Advisor to SSA & Company, an executive decision strategy consulting firm, following her retirement from Procter & Gamble Co. (“P&G”) in 2015, where she served as Group President of Global e-Commerce. Prior to her appointment as Group President of Global e-Commerce in January 2015, she held various senior positions throughout several P&G sectors, including as Group President of Global Beauty from 2012 to 2015 and as Group President of P&G’s business in Asia from 2007 to 2012. Prior to her appointment as Group President of P&G’s business in Asia, she was President Asia from 2005 to 2007 and President of Global Baby, Toddler and Adult Care from 2004 to 2005. She joined P&G in 1985. She has been a director at Corning, Inc. since 2013 and currently serves on its audit and corporate relations committees. In 2016, Ms. Henretta became a director of Meritage Homes Corporation and is a member of its nominating and corporate governance committees. Also in 2016, she became a director of Staples, Inc., and is a member of its compensation committee. Additionally, she serves on the board of trustees for Xavier University and St. Bonaventure University.

Michael Jesanis

Mr. Michael E. Jesanis is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a co-founder and Managing Director of HotZero, LLC, a firm formed to develop hot water district energy systems in New Hampshire. Since November 2007, Mr. Jesanis has also been a principal with Serrafix, Boston, Massachusetts, a firm that provides energy efficiency consulting and implementation services, principally to municipalities. Mr. Jesanis has served as an advisor to several startups in energy-related fields. From July 2004 through December 2006, Mr. Jesanis was President and CEO of National Grid USA, a natural gas and electric utility, and a subsidiary of National Grid plc, of which Mr. Jesanis was also an Executive Director. Prior to that position, Mr. Jesanis was COO and CFO of National Grid USA from January 2001 to July 2004 and CFO of its predecessor utility holding company from 1998 to 2000.

Kevin Kabat

Mr. Kevin T. Kabat is Independent Director of the Company. From April 2007 to November 2015, Mr. Kabat was CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, a bank holding company. He continued to serve as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Fifth Third Bancorp until his retirement in April 2016. Before becoming CEO, he served as Fifth Third Bancorp’s President from June 2006 to September 2012 and as Executive Vice President from December 2003 to June 2006. Additionally, he was previously President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Michigan). Prior to that position, he was Vice Chairman and President of Old Kent Bank, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp in 2001. He has been a director of Unum Group since 2008 and is currently its lead independent director, chair of its human capital committee and a member of its governance committee. In 2016, Mr. Kabat became the lead independent director of E*Trade Financial Corporation and is a member of its bank board and its compensation and governance committees.

Carolyn Woo

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. She was President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, an international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States from January 2012 until her retirement in December 2016. Prior thereto, Dr. Woo was the Martin J. Gillen Dean and Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. She has been a director at AON plc since 1998, and currently serves on its audit and organization and compensation committees.

Sara Macioch