People: Chesapeake Utilities Corp (CPK.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ralph Adkins

71 1999 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael McMasters

55 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Schimkaitis

66 2011 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Elizabeth Cooper

47 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Jeffry Householder

56 President of Florida Public Utilities Company

Elaine Bittner

44 2013 Senior Vice President - Strategic Development

Stephen Thompson

53 2004 Senior Vice President; President of Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company

Ronald Forsythe

2014 Director

Eugene Bayard

67 2006 Independent Director

Richard Bernstein

71 1994 Independent Director

Thomas Bresnan

61 2001 Independent Director

Thomas Hill

65 2006 Independent Director

Dennis Hudson

86 2009 Independent Director

Paul Maddock

64 2009 Independent Director

Joseph Moore

70 2001 Independent Director

Calvert Morgan

65 2000 Independent Director

Dianna Morgan

62 2008 Independent Director

Heidi Watkins

Investor Relations Administrator

Biographies

Name Description

Ralph Adkins

Mr. Ralph J. Adkins is Independent Chairman of the Board of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. He held the position of Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to 1999. During his tenure with the Company Mr. Adkins also served as President, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Accountant. Mr. Adkins is a former director of PNC Bank, Delaware, former Chairman of Bayhealth Foundation, and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Michael McMasters

Mr. Michael P. McMasters is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2011. He was appointed as President in March 2010. Mr. McMasters is responsible for execution of the Company’s strategic plan and providing leadership and oversight of the Company’s businesses. Mr. McMasters previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2008 to 2010. Mr. McMasters joined the Company in 1980. During his tenure with the Company he has also served as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Accounting and Rates, and Controller. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Gas Association. Mr. McMasters is also a member of the Delaware Business Roundtable.

John Schimkaitis

Mr. John R. Schimkaitis is Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Schimkaitis was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board in March 2010. He held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake from January 1999 until his retirement in January 2011. Mr. Schimkaitis served as President of the Company from 1997 until 2010. During his tenure with the Company Mr. Schimkaitis also served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and Assistant Corporate Secretary.

Elizabeth Cooper

Ms. Beth W. Cooper is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. She was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2008 and Corporate Secretary in June 2005. Previously, she has served as Vice President from June 2005 to September 2008 and Treasurer from 2003 to May of 2012. Ms. Cooper joined the Company in 1990 and has previously served in the following roles: Assistant Vice President, Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Director of Internal Audit and Director of Strategic Planning. Before joining the Company, Ms. Cooper was an auditor with Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Services Group. She has 22 years of experience in the utilities industry.

Jeffry Householder

Mr. Jeffry M. Householder is President of Florida Public Utilities Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. He became President of Florida Public Utilities Company in June 2010.

Elaine Bittner

Ms. Elaine B. Bittner is Senior Vice President - Strategic Development of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Previously, she has held positions within the Company including Vice President of Eastern Shore from 2005 to 2010, Director of Eastern Shore, Director of Customer Services and Regulatory Affairs for Eastern Shore, Director of Environmental Affairs for Chesapeake and Environmental Engineer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Bittner was a Project Chemist, Client Consultant and Environmental Lab Chemist in the environmental industry specializing in environmental analysis and reporting related to volatile organic compounds. Ms. Bittner has 16 years of experience in the utilities industry.

Stephen Thompson

Mr. Stephen C. Thompson is Senior Vice President of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and President of Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Thompson joined the Company in 1983 and during his tenure has served as Senior Vice President and Vice President of the Company. Mr. Thompson also served as Director of Gas Supply and Marketing, Superintendent of Eastern Shore, and Regional Manager for the Florida distribution operations. Mr. Thompson has 29 years of experience in the utilities industry.

Ronald Forsythe

Dr. Ronald G. Forsythe Jr., is Director of the Company., effective November 1, 2014. Prior to QHS, during his tenure at UMES, Dr. Forsythe established new academic programs, expanded research capabilities, supported innovations in renewable energy and pioneered efforts to make the UMES campus and lower Eastern Shore more eco friendly in its use of energy. Currently, Dr. Forsythe is on the Regional Advisory Board of the Branch Banking and Trust Company, a U.S. financial services holding company. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation, which focuses on capital investments, fund raising, and support of educational programs and community health and wellness initiatives. Dr. Forsythe’s previous Board affiliations include serving on the Boards of Directors for Quality Health Strategies, Quality Health Foundation, and Horizons® at the Salisbury School. Dr. Forsythe also served on Advisory Boards for the Worcester County, Maryland School System STEM School Initiative as well as the Gateway Computers Higher Education Advisory Board, Sprint Nextel Higher Education Advisory Board, Rave Wireless Product Advisory Board and Microsoft Business Intelligence Customer Advisory Council. Dr. Forsythe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and master’s and doctoral degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. A long-standing resident of the Delmarva Peninsula, he resides in Salisbury, Maryland with his family

Eugene Bayard

Mr. Eugene H. Bayard, Esq., is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Bayard is a partner with the law firm of Morris James Wilson Halbrook & Bayard in Georgetown, Delaware. He was a partner with the predecessor law firm of Wilson Halbrook & Bayard where he has served clients since 1974. Mr. Bayard serves in numerous business and community board capacities including: Sussex County Advisory Board for Wilmington Savings Fund Society (“WSFS”); Delaware Wild Lands, Inc.; Delaware State Fair, Inc.; Chairman of Harrington Raceway & Casino; Mid-Del Charitable Foundation; Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association; O.A. Newton & Son Company; and J.G. Townsend Jr. and Company. Mr. Bayard previously served on the Southern Delaware Advisory Committee for the Delaware Community Foundation.

Richard Bernstein

Mr. Richard Bernstein is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Bernstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of LWRC International, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of rifles and carbines. He was owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of BAI Aerosystems, Inc. prior to it being acquired in 2004. Mr. Bernstein is active in the oversight of several private businesses in which he is a major stockholder, including: REB Holdings, Inc., a technology consulting company; Salisbury Inc., a manufacturer of pewter and silver; and MaTech, Inc., a machining company. He is also a partner in the Waterside Village development in Easton, Maryland. Mr. Bernstein was appointed to Maryland’s Economic Development Commission by Governor O’Malley in 2009. He has also served on boards for several colleges and universities. He currently serves on the advisory board of M&T Bank and on the Baltimore Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Thomas Bresnan

Mr. Thomas J. Bresnan is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Bresnan is owner and President of the Accounting & Business School of the Rockies, a post-secondary vocational school specializing in Accounting, Business and Computer Proficiency Certificate Programs. From 2008 to 2012 he served as a majority shareholder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Sales Management, LLC, a leading provider of sales consulting and skills assessment services and a publisher of proprietary sales training materials. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Bresnan was Chief Executive Officer of New Horizons Worldwide, Inc., an information technology training company in Anaheim, California. At New Horizons Worldwide, Inc. he also served as President and was on the Board of Directors from 1993 to 2006. Prior to his employment with New Horizons Worldwide, Inc., he was President of Capitol American Life Insurance in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Bresnan began his professional career at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Thomas Hill

Mr. Thomas P. Hill, Jr., is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Hill retired in 2002 from Exelon Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Exelon Energy Delivery Company. Exelon Corporation is an electric utility, providing energy generation, power marketing and energy delivery. Prior to the PECO Energy and Unicom Corporation merger, out of which Exelon Corporation evolved, Mr. Hill was Vice President and Controller for PECO Energy, where he had been employed since 1970 in various senior financial and managerial positions. Mr. Hill serves as a trustee of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Magee Rehabilitation Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Audit Committee for Jefferson Health System, Inc., a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation.

Dennis Hudson

Mr. Dennis S. Hudson, III, is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Hudson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seacoast National Bank, and Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida. He has been a member of both organizations’ Boards of Directors since 1983. Mr. Hudson has also held various other positions in these organizations, including, President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hudson served on the FPU Board of Directors from 2005 until its acquisition by Chesapeake in 2009. He served as a member of FPU’s Audit Committee. Mr. Hudson is actively involved in the community serving on the Boards of United Way of Martin County and Visiting Nurses Association of Florida. He previously served on the Miami Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Board of Helping People Succeed, and as Chairman of the Economic Council of Martin County.

Paul Maddock

Mr. Paul L. Maddock, Jr., is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Maddock is a Trustee and President of The Maddock Companies, a diversified real estate development, investment and securities holding company with operations in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Florida. Mr. Maddock currently serves on the Board and Corporate Governance and Compensation committees of the W.C. & A.N. Miller Company. Mr. Maddock served on the FPU Board of Directors from 1998 until its acquisition by Chesapeake in 2009. He served as a member of FPU’s Audit, Compensation, and Executive Committees. Mr. Maddock has served on the Board of Lydian Bank and Trust since 2003 and was past Chairman of the Audit Committee and a past member of the Executive Committee. He has also served on the Boards of PRB Energy, Inc.; Wachovia Bank of Florida; 1st United Bank and Trust; and Island National Bank and Trust. Within the community, Mr. Maddock serves as President of THRIFT, Inc., a Palm Beach charity organization, and as former director of Good Samaritan Hospital.

Joseph Moore

Mr. Joseph E. Moore, Esq., is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Moore is a partner with the law firm of Williams, Moore, Shockley and Harrison, LLP. He serves as a director of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co. and Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the Town of Berlin, Maryland. Mr. Moore is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Worcester Preparatory School, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Society. He is also a director of the Ocean City Museum Society, Inc. Mr. Moore previously served in numerous business and community capacities in the State of Maryland, including: State’s Attorney for Worcester County; Attorney for Worcester County Board of Zoning Appeals; Attorney for the Town of Berlin; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the State of Maryland Bar Association. He has been appointed by the Maryland Court of Appeals as Co-Chairman of the First Appellate Circuit Character Committee of the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners. Mr. Moore is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Calvert Morgan

Mr. Calvert A. Morgan, Jr., is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Morgan currently serves as a director of WSFS Financial Corporation and its principal subsidiary, WSFS. He is also Vice Chairman of WSFS. Mr. Morgan served as Special Advisor to WSFS Financial Corporation from 2004 to 2009. He is the retired Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of PNC Bank, Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Morgan has served in numerous business and community board capacities, including as a member of Delaware Business Roundtable and trustee of Christiana Care Corporation. Mr. Morgan is a member of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council.

Dianna Morgan

Mrs. Dianna F. Morgan is Independent Director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Ms. Morgan retired in 2001 from a long career with the Walt Disney World Company where she served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Human Resources. During her tenure at Walt Disney World Company, she oversaw the Disney Institute – a recognized leader in experiential training, leadership development, benchmarking and cultural change for business professionals around the world. Ms. Morgan is the past Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Florida. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of CNL Bancshares, Inc., Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation and the Board of Trustees for Hersha Hospitality Trust. Ms. Morgan is also a member of the Board of Directors of Orlando Health and served as past Chair of the national board for the Children’s Miracle Network.

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