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Northwest Natural Gas Co (NWN)

NWN on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Tod Hamachek

71 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Anderson

55 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Frank Burkhartsmeyer

52 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

David Weber

57 2012 President and Chief Executive Officer of NW Natural Gas Storage, LLC and Gill Ranch Storage, LLC

Lea Doolittle

61 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

MardiLyn Saathoff

60 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Regulation

Grant Yoshihara

61 2016 Senior Vice President - Utility Operations

Brody Wilson

38 2017 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller, Treasurer

Ngoni Murandu

42 2016 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Kimberly Heiting

47 2015 Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President - Communications

Shawn Filippi

44 2016 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Thomas Imeson

66 2014 Vice President - Public Affairs

Lori Russell

57 2016 Vice President - Utility Services

Timothy Boyle

67 2003 Independent Director

Martha Byorum

68 2004 Independent Director

John Carter

71 2002 Independent Director

Mark Dodson

72 2008 Independent Director

Charles Gibson

65 2002 Independent Director

Jane Peverett

58 2007 Independent Director

Kenneth Thrasher

67 2005 Independent Director

Malia Wasson

58 2014 Independent Director

Nikki Sparley

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Tod Hamachek

Mr. Tod R. Hamachek is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hamachek served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Penwest Pharmaceuticals Company from October 1997 to February 2005. Penwest, which was spun off from Penford Corporation in 1998, was located in Danbury, Connecticut and was engaged in the research, development and commercialization of novel drug delivery products and technologies. From 1985 until 1998, Mr. Hamachek served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Penford Corporation, a diversified producer of specialty paper, food starches and pharmaceutical ingredients. Mr. Hamachek is a director of the Seattle Times Company and The Blethen Corporation (the majority owner of the Seattle Times Company), where he serves as Chair of the compensation committee, and is a member of the board of directors and chair of Virginia Mason Medical Center and the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle, Washington. He is also a director and past President of the board of directors of The Sun Valley Center for The Arts in Ketchum, Idaho. Mr. Hamachek is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Business School.

David Anderson

Mr. David Hugo Anderson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Anderson is NW Natural’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Anderson previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2015 to July 2016, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2014 to July 2015, as Executive Vice President of Operations and Regulation from February 2013 to February 2014, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from when he joined the company in 2004 to February 2013. Before joining NW Natural, Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at TXU Gas. He previously held executive positions within TXU Corporation including Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, and Vice President of Investor Relations and Shareholder Services. Mr. Anderson serves as a director on the American Gas Association (AGA) Board of Directors. He is also a director on the Portland State University (PSU) Foundation Board, as well as past Chair of the Investment Committee of the PSU Foundation. He also serves on the Oregon Business Council, Portland Business Alliance, and Greater Portland Inc. and is a past board member of the Northwest Gas Association. He is past president of Oregon Partnership and is past chair of the AGA Finance Committee and the AGA Fiscal and Tax Committee. Mr. Anderson is also past chair of the Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) Fiscal Policy Committee and a past advisory board member for PSU School of Business and Oregon Department of Education Business Advisory Team. Mr. Anderson holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and is a CPA (ret.) and CGMA.

Frank Burkhartsmeyer

Mr. Frank Burkhartsmeyer has been Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company., effective May 17, 2017. He joins the Company from Avangrid Renewables (Renewables), which is a subsidiary of Avangrid and part of the Iberdrola Group, where he is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He has been with Renewables since October of 2005, serving as Senior Vice President of Finance, and Vice President of Strategy Planning and Market Fundamentals prior to assuming his role as President and CEO in April 2015. Mr. Burkhartsmeyer’s other relevant experience includes Managing Director of Strategic Planning at ScottishPower, a vertically integrated energy company with headquarters in Glasgow Scotland, which had oversight responsibility for the company’s two United States businesses-PacifiCorp and PPM Energy. He also held a variety of roles, including Director of Treasury, at PacifiCorp, an electric power company operating in Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming and Utah, prior to its acquisition by ScottishPower. Prior to that, Mr. Burkhartsmeyer spent seven years in the commercial banking industry in a variety of corporate development and financial analysis roles. Mr. Burkhartsmeyer holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from the University of Montana and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

David Weber

Mr. David A. Weber is President and Chief Executive Officer of NW Natural Gas Storage, LLC and Gill Ranch Storage, LLC., subsidiary of the Company. He served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, NW Natural Gas Storage, LLC and Gill Ranch Storage, LLC (2011-2012); Chief Operating Officer, NW Natural Gas Storage, LLC and Gill Ranch Storage, LLC (2010-2011); Managing Director of Information Services and Chief Information Officer (2005-2011); Director of Information Services and Chief Information Officer (2001-2005).

Lea Doolittle

Ms. Lea Anne Doolittle is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. She serve as Senior Vice President (2008-2013); Vice President, Human Resources (2000-2007).

MardiLyn Saathoff

Mr. MardiLyn Saathoff is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Regulation of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel (2015-2016); Vice President, Legal, Risk and Compliance (2013-2014); Deputy General Counsel (2010-2013); Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary (2008-2014).

Grant Yoshihara

Mr. Grant M. Yoshihara is Senior Vice President - Utility Operations of the Company. He served as Vice President, Utility Operations (2007-2016); Managing Director, Utility Services (2005-2006); Director, Utility Services (2004-2005).

Brody Wilson

Mr. Brody J. Wilson has been Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller, Treasurer of the Company, May 17, 2017. He is currently served as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the company. Mr. Wilson has served as the Company’s Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since February 2013, and as Assistant Treasurer from February 2016 to his appointment as interim Treasurer in September 2016. Mr. Wilson was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2009 until joining the Company as Accounting Director in September 2012.

Ngoni Murandu

Mr. Ngoni Murandu is Chief Information Officer, Vice President of the Company. He serves as Chief Information Officer (2014-2016); Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, NANA Development Corporation (2010-2014).

Kimberly Heiting

Ms. Kimberly A. Heiting is Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President - Communications of the Company. She served as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer (2013-2014); Chief Corporate Communications Officer (2011-2013); Communications Director (2005-2011).

Shawn Filippi

Ms. Shawn M. Filippi is Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, Corporate Secretary of the company. She served as Vice President and Corporate Secretary (2015-2016); Senior Legal Counsel (2011-2014); Assistant Corporate Secretary (2010-2014); Associate Legal Counsel (2005-2010).

Thomas Imeson

Mr. Thomas J. Imeson is Vice President - Public Affairs of the Company. He served as Director of Public Affairs, Port of Portland (2006-2014).

Lori Russell

Ms. Lori Russell is Vice President - Utility Services of the company. effect April 1.2016. She serves as Utility Field Operations Director (2013-2016); Serve Customer Process Director (2008-2013).

Timothy Boyle

Mr. Timothy P. Boyle is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Boyle served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Sportswear Company, an active outdoor apparel and footwear company headquartered in Portland, Oregon from 1988 to February 25, 2015 when he relinquished his position as President as part of a succession planning process. Mr. Boyle began working with Columbia Sportswear Company in 1970. Mr. Boyle is a member of the boards of directors of Columbia Sportswear Company and Craft Brew Alliance, Inc., and is a trustee of Reed College, as well as an Emeritus Trustee of the Freshwater Trust and a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and past Trustee of the Youth Outdoor Legacy Fund. He also is a past trustee of the University of Oregon Foundation and past Vice Chairman of its capital campaign committee. Mr. Boyle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon.

Martha Byorum

Ms. Martha L. Byorum is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Byorum has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cori Investment Advisors, LLC, which was spun off from Violy, Byorum & Partners (VB&P), since 2003. VB&P was a leading independent strategic advisory and investment banking firm specializing in Latin America. Ms. Byorum is also a member of the Board of Directors of the publicly-traded Tecnoglass Inc., formerly known as Andina Acquisition Corporation, a position she has held since 2011, and is currently the Chair of the Tecnoglass Inc. audit committee. She also has been a board member of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., a company that became publicly-traded in January 2017, since 2015; she serves on the JELD-WEN audit committee as well. In addition, she was Executive Vice President of Stephens, Inc., a private investment banking firm from 2005 to 2013 and Senior Managing Director of Stephens Cori Capital Advisors, a division of Stephens, Inc. from 2005 to 2012. Prior to co-founding VB&P in 1996, Ms. Byorum had a 24-year career at Citibank, where, among other things, she served as Chief of Staff and Chief Financial Officer for Citibank’s Latin American Banking Group from 1986 to 1990, overseeing $15 billion of loans and coordinating activities in 22 countries. Ms. Byorum was later appointed the head of Citibank’s U.S. Corporate Banking Business and a member of the bank’s Operating Committee and a Customer Group Head with global responsibilities. In addition to Ms. Byorum’s service as a director of the publicly-traded Tecnoglass Inc. and JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., she is a Life Trustee of Amherst College, and a Trustee Emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library. From 2001 until May of 2010, Ms. Byorum was a board member of Aeterna-Zentaris Laboratories, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company, and from 2007 until December 2011, she was a board member of M&F Worldwide Corp., a holding company operating four businesses, which was publicly-traded until December 2011.

John Carter

Mr. John D. Carter is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Carter served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. from May 2005 to December 2008 when he was appointed to his current position of Chairman of the Board. From 2002 to May 2005, Mr. Carter was engaged in a consulting practice focused primarily on strategic planning in transportation and energy for national and international businesses, as well as other small business ventures. From 1982 to 2002, Mr. Carter served in a variety of senior management capacities at Bechtel Group, Inc., including Executive Vice President and Director, as well as President of Bechtel Enterprises, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bechtel Group, Inc., and other operating groups. Prior to his Bechtel tenure, Mr. Carter was a partner in a San Francisco law firm. He is Chairman of the Board of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. and a director of FLIR Systems, Inc. Mr. Carter also previously served as a director and Chairman of the Board of privately-owned Kuni Automotive and as a director of privately-owned JELD-WEN, Inc. In the United Kingdom, he served as a director of London & Continental Railways until February 2006, and, until December 2005, he served as a director of Cross London Rail Links, Ltd. Mr. Carter also serves on the board of The Nature Conservancy of Oregon and the Oregon Business Council. Mr. Carter is a former Chairman of the Oregon Business Plan and a former member of the board of Grow Oregon. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

Mark Dodson

Mr. Mark S. Dodson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dodson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NW Natural from January 1, 2003 to April 30, 2007, when he relinquished his position as President and continued to serve as Chief Executive Officer until his retirement on December 31, 2008. From 2001 to January 2003, Mr. Dodson served as President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of NW Natural. Mr. Dodson joined NW Natural in 1997 as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and General Counsel, following a 17-year career with the Portland law firm Ater Wynne Hewitt Dodson & Skerritt LLP. Mr. Dodson currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Medical Teams International, and formerly served as Chairman of the Board. He previously served as a director of the American Gas Association, the Energy Insurance Mutual, the Oregon Business Council and The Nature Conservancy of Oregon. Mr. Dodson also has worked on affordable housing issues as a board member and Chairman of the Neighborhood Partnership Fund. He was formerly the Chair of the Portland Business Alliance and the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, and headed the Oregon Governor’s Task Force on Scholarship and Student Aid. Mr. Dodson earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Boalt College of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Charles Gibson

Mr. Charles Scott Gibson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gibson has been President of Gibson Enterprises since its formation in 1992. In 1983, Mr. Gibson cofounded Sequent Computer Systems and served as its President from 1988 until March 1992 and as its President and Co-CEO from 1990 until March 1993. Before his tenure at Sequent, Mr. Gibson served as General Manager for the Memory Components Division of Intel Corporation. Mr. Gibson serves as a director of Radisys Corporation, Qorvo, Inc., the surviving company of the TriQuint Semiconductor merger, and Pixelworks, Inc. Mr. Gibson has previously served as a director of Verigy Pte. Ltd. and TriQuint Semiconductor, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the St. Johns Medical Center and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Mr. Gibson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business degree from the University of Illinois. He is currently a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Leadership Fellow, having completed the NACD’s program for corporate directors.

Jane Peverett

Ms. Jane L. PeverettI is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Peverett served as President and Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Transmission Corporation (BCTC), an electric utility in Vancouver, British Columbia. Between 2003 and 2005, she served as Chief Financial Officer of BCTC. Prior to joining BCTC, from 1988 through 2003, Ms. Peverett held various senior positions with Westcoast Energy Ltd., including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Gas Limited, a Westcoast Energy company, between 2001 and 2003. Ms. Peverett serves on the board of directors of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Encana Corporation, AEGIS, Hydro One Inc. and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. Ms. Peverett has announced that she is not standing for re-election to the board of directors of Encana Corporation and her tenure on its board of directors will end effective May 2, 2017. Ms. Peverett has also previously served on the board of directors of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., BC Ferry Authority, BC Ferries Services, Inc. (BC Ferries), and the United Way of Lower Mainland. Ms. Peverett earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University. She is a certified management accountant.

Kenneth Thrasher

Mr. Kenneth Thrasher is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Thrasher served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Legal Solutions, Inc. (dba Compli), a software solution provider for management of compliance in employment, regulatory, environmental, health and safety, and corporate governance practices from 2002 through December 2009, when he relinquished his position as Chief Executive Officer and continued to serve as Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining Compli, Mr. Thrasher served 19 years in executive positions with Fred Meyer, Inc., including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2001, as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from 1997 to 1999, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1987 to 1997. Mr. Thrasher serves as Chairman of Compli, as well as serving as a member of Compli’s audit and compensation committees. He also serves on the board of directors of the Jensen Growth Fund. Mr. Thrasher is also Chairman of College Possible Portland, and a director of Education Northwest (formerly Institute for Youth Success and Oregon Mentors), the Children’s Institute, the OSU College of Business Dean’s Council of Excellence, and is a member of the Cradle to Career Council of All Hands Raised, as well as a senior director of the Oregon Business Council. Mr. Thrasher has previously served on the board of directors of GSL Solutions, Inc., Friends of the Children, Portland State University Foundation, Albertina Kerr Centers, Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Mr. Thrasher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

Malia Wasson

Ms. Malia H. Wasson is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Wasson is the President of Sand Creek Advisors LLC, which provides business consulting to chief executive officers of public and private companies. Previously, Ms. Wasson was an Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank, N.A., and served as President of U.S. Bank’s Oregon and Southwest Washington operations from 2005 to 2015. She also led the U.S. Bank, N.A. Advisory Board in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Wasson is a 33-year veteran of the banking industry. Prior to joining U.S. Bank in 1989, she held various commercial lending positions with the former Oregon Bank and Security Pacific Bank of Oregon. Ms. Wasson currently serves on the board of directors of Columbia Sportswear Company, where she is the Chair of the audit committee. She is also a member of the Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee and a director of Oregon Business Council. Ms. Wasson formerly served on the boards of Oregon Health & Science University Foundation, Inc., OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Portland Business Alliance, Greater Portland Inc., Portland Mall Management, Inc., SOLVE Founders’ Circle and the American Red Cross—Oregon Trail Chapter. She also serves as a senior fellow at American Leadership Forum. Ms. Wasson holds a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in finance from Santa Clara University.

Nikki Sparley