People: Northwest Natural Gas Co (NWN)

NWN on New York Consolidated

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27 Mar 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Tod Hamachek

68 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gregg Kantor

57 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Feltz

59 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

David Weber

55 2012 President and Chief Executive Officer of NW Natural Gas Storage, LLC and Gill Ranch Storage, LLC

David Anderson

53 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Lea Doolittle

59 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

MardiLyn Saathoff

58 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Margaret Kirkpatrick

60 2015 Senior Vice President - Environmental Policy and Affairs

Kimberly Heiting

45 2015 Communications and Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President

C. Alex Miller

57 2013 Vice President - Regulation, Treasurer

Shawn Filippi

42 2015 Vice President, Corporate Secretary

David Williams

61 2007 Vice President - Utility Services

Grant Yoshihara

59 2007 Vice President - Utility Operations

Brody Wilson

35 2013 Controller

Malia Wasson

55 2014 Director

Timothy Boyle

65 2003 Independent Director

Martha Byorum

59 2004 Independent Director

John Carter

69 2002 Independent Director

Mark Dodson

69 2008 Independent Director

Charles Gibson

61 2002 Independent Director

Jane Peverett

2007 Independent Director

Kenneth Thrasher

64 2005 Independent Director

Robert Hess

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Biographies

Name Description

Tod Hamachek

Mr. Tod R. Hamachek is Independent Chairman of the Board of Northwest Natural Gas Co., since May 24, 2012.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. He is a director of the Seattle Times Company and The Blethen Corporation (the majority owner of the Seattle Times Company). Mr. Hamachek is a member of the board of directors of Virginia Mason Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical System in Seattle, Washington and President of the Board of Directors of The Sun Valley Center for The Arts in Ketchum, Idaho. He is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Business School.

Gregg Kantor

Mr. Gregg S. Kantor is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Northwest Natural Gas Co., since January 1, 2009. Mr. Kantor became President and Chief Executive Officer of NW Natural on January 1, 2009. Previously, Mr. Kantor President and Chief Operating Officer (2007-2008); Executive Vice President (2006-2007); Senior Vice President, Public and Regulatory Affairs (2003-2006).

Stephen Feltz

Mr. Stephen P. Feltz was Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of NorthWest Natural Gas Co., since February 28, 2013. Mr. Feltz served as Assistant Secretary (2007- ); Treasurer and Controller (1999-2013).

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 Northwest Natural Gas Co., since 2012. He was an 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 (November 2010 - January 2011); Managing Director of Information Services and Chief Information Officer (2005 - 2011); Director of Information Services and Chief Information Officer (2001-2005).

David Anderson

Mr. David Hugo Anderson is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Northwest Natural Gas Co. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from 2004 when he joined the company to March 1, 2013. He was Executive Vice President Operations and Regulation (2013-2014); Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2004-2013).

Lea Doolittle

Ms. Lea Anne Doolittle is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of NorthWest Natural Gas Co. She is Senior Vice President (2008- ); Vice President, Human Resources (2000-2007).

MardiLyn Saathoff

Mr. MardiLyn Saathoff is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Northwest Natural Gas Co., effective January 1, 2015. He is Vice President Legal, Risk and Compliance (2013-2014); Deputy General Counsel (2010-2013); Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary (2008-2014).

Margaret Kirkpatrick

Ms. Margaret D. Kirkpatrick is Senior Vice President - Environmental Policy and Affairs of Northwest Natural Gas Co., effective January 1, 2015. Ms. Kirkpatrick was previously the Company’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel (2013-2014); Vice President and General Counsel (2005-2013).

Kimberly Heiting

Ms. Kimberly A. Heiting is Chief Marketing Officer and Communications, Vice President., effective January 1, 2015. Ms. Heiting Chief Marketing & Communications Officer (2013-2014); Chief Corporate Communications Officer (2011-2013); Communications Director (2005-2011).

C. Alex Miller

Mr. C. Alex Miller is Vice President - Regulation, Treasurer of Northwest Natural Gas Co. He served as Vice President, Finance and Regulation (2009-2013); Assistant Treasurer (2008-2013); General Manager of Rates and Regulatory Affairs (2002-2009).

Shawn Filippi

Ms. Shawn M. Filippi is Vice President, Corporate Secretary of the Company., effective January 1, 2015. Ms. Filippi was Senior Legal Counsel (2011-2014); Assistant Corporate Secretary (2010-2014); Associate Legal Counsel (2005-2010).

David Williams

Mr. David R. Williams is Vice President - Utility Services of Northwest Natural Gas Co. Mr. Williams was Director of Utility Operations, Districts and Managed Labor Relations (2004-2006).

Grant Yoshihara

Mr. Grant M. Yoshihara is Vice President - Utility Operations of NorthWest Natural Gas Co. He was Managing Director, Utility Services (2005-2006); Director, Utility Services (2004-2005).

Brody Wilson

Brody J. Wilson is the Controller of the company. He served as Acting Controller (2013); Accounting Director (2012-2013); Senior Manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (2009-2012); Manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (2007-2009).

Malia Wasson

Ms. Malia H. Wasson is appointed as Director of Northwest Natural Gas Company effective August 1, 2014. Ms. Wasson is an Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank, N.A., and has served as President of U.S. Bank’s Oregon and Southwest Washington operations since 2005. She also leads the U.S. Bank Advisory Board in Portland. Prior to joining U.S. Bank in 1989, Ms. Wasson held various commercial lending positions with the former Oregon Bank and Security Pacific Bank of Oregon. Ms. Wasson serves as Chair of the Oregon Business Council. She is also a board member of Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation, Inc. and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, Greater Portland Inc., SOLV Founders’ Circle, and Portland Mall Management, Inc., and serves as a senior fellow at American Leadership Forum, and on the Board of Advisors of the American Red Cross - Oregon Trail Chapter. Ms. Wasson earned a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in finance from Santa Clara University.

Timothy Boyle

Mr. Timothy P. Boyle is Independent Director of Northwest Natural Gas Co. Since 1989, Mr. Boyle has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Sportswear Company, an active outdoor apparel and footwear company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. He began working with Columbia Sportswear Company in 1970. Mr. Boyle is a member of the boards of directors of Columbia Sportswear Company, Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc. and Freshwater Trust and is a trustee of Reed College, the Youth Outdoor Legacy Fund and a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He also is a past trustee of the University of Oregon Foundation and Vice Chairman of its capital campaign committee. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon.

Martha Byorum

Ms. Martha L. Byorum is Independent Director of Northwest Natural Gas Co. 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, and has held that position since 2011. She is currently the Chair of its Audit Committee. In addition, Ms. Byorum was the 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 1986-1990, overseeing $15 billion of loans and coordinating activities in 22 countries. She later was 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. Ms. Byorum is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her service as a director of the publicly-traded Tecnoglass Inc. since 2011, Ms. Byorum 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 that was publicly traded until December 2011.

John Carter

Mr. John D. Carter is Independent Director of Northwest Natural Gas Co. 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, and a director of FLIR Systems, Inc. He is also Chairman of the Board of privately-owned Kuni Automotive, and 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 as a Trustee of the Nature Conservancy of Oregon. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

Mark Dodson

Mr. Mark S. Dodson is Independent Director of Northwest Natural Gas Co. 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 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 currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Medical Teams International. He also has worked on affordable housing issues as a board member and Chairman of the Neighborhood Partnership Fund. Mr. Dodson was formerly the Chair of the Portland Business Alliance and the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. He headed the Oregon Governor’s Task Force on Scholarship and Student Aid. He 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 Northwest Natural Gas Co. Mr. Gibson has been President of Gibson Enterprises since its formation in 1992. In 1983, Mr. Gibson co-founded 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 Chairman of the Board of RadiSys Corporation, and as a director of TriQuint Semiconductor and Pixelworks. In the past five years, Mr. Gibson served as director of Verigy Pte. Ltd. and Electroglas, Inc. 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.

Jane Peverett

Ms. Jane L. Peverett is Independent Director of Northwest Natural Gas Co. From 2005 to January 2009, 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, Postmedia Network Canada Corp., British Columbia Ferry Authority and the United Way of Lower Mainland. Within the last five years, Ms. Peverett also served on the board of directors of BC Ferries Services, Inc. (BC Ferries) and the Canadian Electricity Association. 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 Northwest Natural Gas Co. 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 on the boards of directors of Compli, GSL Solutions, Inc., the Jensen Growth Fund, Friends of the Children, Oregon Mentors, the Children’s Institute, the Portland State University Foundation, the OSU College Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence, is a member of the Cradle to Career Council of All Hands Raised, and is a senior director on the Oregon Business Council. Until December 2010, Mr. Thrasher served on the board of directors of the Leaders Roundtable, until October 2011 served on the board of directors of Innovation Partnership, and during 2008 and the eight years prior, he served as a member of the board of directors for the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Mr. Thrasher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

Robert Hess

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