People: Laclede Group Inc (LG)

LG on New York Consolidated

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21 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Nasser

74 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Suzanne Sitherwood

53 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director; CEO of Laclede Gas

Steven Rasche

51 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Steven Lindsey

47 2012 Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - Distribution Operations; President of Laclede Gas

Mary Kullman

53 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary; Corporate Secretary of Laclede Gas

Mark Darrell

55 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

L. Craig Dowdy

58 2014 Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Corporate Communications and Marketing

Michael Spotanski

53 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Integration and Innovation Officer

Mark Borer

59 2014 Director

Maria Fogarty

2014 Director

Edward Glotzbach

65 2005 Independent Director

Anthony Leness

73 2006 Independent Director

W. Stephen Maritz

55 2000 Independent Director

Brenda Newberry

60 2007 Independent Director

John Stupp

64 2005 Independent Director

Mary Van Lokeren

66 2000 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Nasser

Mr. William E. Nasser is Independent Chairman of the Board of Laclede Group Inc. He was, until October 2003, CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc., a privately held specialty chemical firm. He served as Chairman of Enchira Biotechnology Corp. from April 1998 to January 2003. He retired as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Petrolite Corporation in November 1995.

Suzanne Sitherwood

Ms. Suzanne Sitherwood serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Laclede Group Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of Laclede Gas, a subsidiary of the Company. She relinquished the position Laclede Gas Company president effective October 01, 2012. She has over 30 years’ experience in the natural gas industry. On September 1, 2011, she was appointed President of the Company. Until August 2011, Ms. Sitherwood was Senior Vice President of Southern Operations for AGL Resources and President of Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas.

Steven Rasche

Mr. Steven P. Rasche is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Laclede Group Inc. Mr. Rasche joined the Company as Vice President, Finance in November 2009 and became Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting of Laclede Group and Chief Financial Officer of Laclede Gas Company in May 2012. Prior to joining Laclede Group, Mr. Rasche served as Chief Financial Officer of TLC Vision Corporation from 2004 to May 2009.

Steven Lindsey

Mr. Steven L. Lindsey is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - Distribution Operations of Laclede Group Inc., and President of Laclede Gas, a subsidiary of the Company effective October 1, 2012. Mr. Lindsey served as senior vice president, southern operations of AGL Resources, Inc. and president of its Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas subsidiaries since December 2011. In these roles, he has managed the operations, top-line growth and strategic affairs of the utilities. He also served as vice president and general manager of Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas from 2005 to 2011, overseeing the day-to-day operations and market development of the utilities. Mr. Lindsey is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mary Kullman

Ms. Mary C. Kullman is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary of Laclede Group Inc., and Corporate Secretary of Laclede Gas, a subsidiary of the Company since May 1, 2012. She is Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Laclede Gas since February 2004. She is Secretary of LER since February 1998. She joined Laclede Gas in 1990 as an Associate Counsel in the Legal Department, and was promoted to Secretary, Associate Counsel in 1998. She holds a J.D. degree (1985) from St. Louis University School of Law and a B.S. degree in Business Administration (1982) from Washington University.

Mark Darrell

Mr. Mark C. Darrell is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of Laclede Group Inc. He has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of the Company, effective May 1, 2012. He joined Laclede in 2004 after serving in previous senior legal positions at Columbia Gas of Virginia and its affiliate, NiSource Corporate Services Company. He has been General Counsel from May 2004 & Senior Vice President from October 2007 of Laclede Gas. He has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor's degree in political science from Syracuse University.

L. Craig Dowdy

Mr. L. Craig Dowdy is the Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Corporate Communications and Marketing of Laclede Group, Inc. He was previously a partner at the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge in Atlanta. In that role, he focused on state and federal public utility law, energy and telecommunications law, in addition to public policy, legislative affairs and commercial litigation. He represented clients in major rate case litigation, energy supply agreements, pipeline replacement and strategic infrastructure programs as well as mergers and acquisitions. Previous to this work, Dowdy was the manager of strategic and product planning at Westinghouse Power Systems. In that role, he directed strategic business and product planning including research, development and marketing communications. Dowdy holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University. He holds a law degree from Georgia State University. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for his practice in the areas of Administrative/Regulatory and Energy. He is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the leading energy lawyers in Georgia. Atlanta Magazine listed Dowdy as one of the Best Lawyers in Atlanta. He has also been recognized as a "Georgia Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics.

Michael Spotanski

Mr. Michael R. Spotanski is no longer Senior Vice President, Chief Integration and Innovation Officer of Laclede Group Inc., effective January 1, 2015. He had been Vice President – Finance of Laclede Gas Company since January 2001. Mr. Spotanski, a Laclede Gas employee since 1981, was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2001. He has served in roles at Laclede Gas in accounting, finance and gas supply. Mr. Spotanski has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Mark Borer

Mr. Mark A. Borer has been appointed as Director of Laclede Group, Inc., effective February 21, 2014. Mr. Borer served as CEO as well as a member of the Board of Directors of DCP Midstream Partners LP from November 2006 through December 2012.

Maria Fogarty

Ms. Maria V. Fogarty is appointed as Director of The Laclede Group Inc., effective August 1, 2014. Ms. Fogarty served as the Senior Vice President, Internal Audit and Compliance at NextEra Energy, Inc. from 2011 through June 30, 2014.

Edward Glotzbach

Mr. Edward L. Glotzbach is Independent Director of Laclede Group, Inc. Edward L. Glotzbach, 65, served as Vice Chairman, Mergers and Acquisitions, of Information Services Group from November 2007 when it acquired Technology Partners International, Inc. to March 1, 2012. From December 2004 to November 2007, he served as President and CEO of Technology Partners International, Inc., an organization that assists clients with the evaluation, negotiation, implementation and management of information technology and business process sourcing initiatives. From October 2003 to December 2004, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the firm. From 1970 to September 2003, he served in many positions with SBC Communications, with his most recent position there being Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for six years. Mr. Glotzbach served as a director of Perficient, Inc. from 2010 to May 2012.

Anthony Leness

Mr. Anthony V. Leness is an Independent Director of Laclede Group, Inc. Anthony V. Leness, 73, was Managing Director Investment Banking – Global Power & Energy Group at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., in New York City from 1978 to his retirement on June 30, 2006. Merrill Lynch provides wealth management, capital market, investment banking and consulting services. He served as a relationship manager on a broad range of large and small companies, including industrial, communications, oil and gas exploration, natural gas pipeline, and, from 1990, exclusively on power and natural gas distribution companies.

W. Stephen Maritz

Mr. W. Stephen Maritz is Independent Director of Laclede Group, Inc. He has been Chairman of the Board of Maritz Holdings Inc. since February 2001 and Chief Executive Officer since November 1998. Maritz Holdings Inc. provides performance improvement, marketing research and travel services on a global basis.

Brenda Newberry

Ms. Brenda D. Newberry is Independent Director of Laclede Group, Inc. She was, until May 2010, Chairman of the Board of The Newberry Group. From 2006 to 2009, she served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 1996 to 2005, she served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. The Newberry Group provides information technology consulting services on a global basis, specializing in cyber-security services, information systems consulting, and project management services. Since 2007, she has served as a director of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. Ms. Newberry founded Nesher, LLC in 2009 and is currently the CEO. Nesher, LLC provides consulting services that include advising, speaking and writing on diverse business, board service, entrepreneurial, leadership and life management topics.

John Stupp

Mr. John P. Stupp is Independent Director of Laclede Group, Inc. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Stupp Bros., Inc. from April 1995 to March 2004 and its Chief Operating Officer from April 1996 to March 2004. Stupp Bros., Inc. has two operating divisions: Stupp Bridge Company, a fabricator of steel highway and railroad bridges; and Stupp Corporation, producer of custom-made HFW (high frequency weld) and spiral weld pipe for gas and oil transmission; and three subsidiaries: APCI, an integrator of linear friction welding technology; Bayou Coating LLC, coating applicators for steel line pipe; and Midwest BankCentre, a Missouri bank holding company. During the past five years, he has served and continues to serve as a director of Stupp Bros., Inc. and Atrion Corp.

Mary Van Lokeren

Ms. Mary Ann Van Lokeren is Independent Director of Laclede Group, Inc. She retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Krey Distributing Co., an Anheuser-Busch wholesaler, in October 2006. She served in that capacity from December 1986. During the past five years, she has served and continues to serve as a director of Masco Corporation and in 2005 served as a director of Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
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