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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

69 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Anderson

54 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brody Wilson

37 2016 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

David Weber

56 2012 President and Chief Executive Officer of NW Natural Gas Storage, LLC and Gill Ranch Storage, LLC

Shawn Filippi

43 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Lea Doolittle

60 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

MardiLyn Saathoff

59 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Regulation

Margaret Kirkpatrick

60 2015 Senior Vice President - Environmental Policy and Affairs

Kimberly Heiting

46 2015 Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President, Communications

Thomas Imeson

65 2014 Vice President - Public Affairs

Ngoni Murandu

41 2016 Vice President

Lori Russell

2016 Vice President - Utility Services

Grant Yoshihara

60 2007 Vice President - Utility Operations

Timothy Boyle

66 2003 Independent Director

Martha Byorum

66 2004 Independent Director

John Carter

70 2002 Independent Director

Mark Dodson

70 2008 Independent Director

Charles Gibson

64 2002 Independent Director

Jane Peverett

57 2007 Independent Director

Kenneth Thrasher

65 2005 Independent Director

Malia Wasson

57 2014 Independent Director

Robert Hess

IR Contact Officer

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 past 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.

David Anderson

Mr. David Hugo Anderson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company., effective August 1, 2015. He is no longer Chief Operating Officer of Northwest Natural Gas Co. He served as Executive Vice President Operations and Regulation (2013-2014); Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2004-2013).

Brody Wilson

Mr. Brody J. Wilson has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller, of the Company., effective September 2, 2016. Mr. Wilson has served as the Company’s Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since February 2013 and Assistant Treasurer since February 2016, and he will continue as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Wilson, was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2009 until joining the Company as accounting director in September 2012.

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 (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).

Shawn Filippi

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

Lea Doolittle

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

Margaret Kirkpatrick

Ms. Margaret D. Kirkpatrick is Senior Vice President - Environmental Policy and Affairs of the Company. She served as 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, 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).

Thomas Imeson

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

Ngoni Murandu

Mr. Ngoni Murandu is the Vice President of the company. He joined NW Natural as its chief information officer in June of 2014. He leads the company's Information Technology department and cybersecurity efforts. Previously, he was senior vice president and chief information officer at NANA Development Corporation, and director of global services in the corporate computing area of Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Lori Russell

Ms. Lori Russell has been appointed as Vice President - Utility Services of the company. effect April 1.2016. She is most recently served NW Natural as senior director of Utility Services, overseeing emergency response, resource management, utility field services and business systems. Prior to her current role with the company, she held leadership positions in gas operations, construction, utility services and labor relations.

Grant Yoshihara

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

Timothy Boyle

Mr. Timothy P. Boyle is Independent Director of Northwest Natural Gas Co. 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. He remains Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Sportswear Company. 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 Brewers Alliance, Inc., and is a trustee of Reed College, the Freshwater Trust, and the Youth Outdoor Legacy Fund, as well as 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, and is currently the Chair of the Tecnoglass Inc. 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 to 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. In addition to her service as a director of the publicly-traded Tecnoglass Inc. 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. Ms. Byorum is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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 is Chairman of the Oregon Business Plan and serves on the Board of The Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Business Council and Grow 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. 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 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 Chairman of the Board of Radisys Corporation, and as a director of Qorvo, Inc., the surviving company of the TriQuint Semiconductor merger, and Pixelworks. In the past five years, Mr. Gibson served as 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.

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., and British Columbia Ferry Authority. Within the last five years, Ms. Peverett also served on the board of directors of BC Ferries Services, Inc. (BC Ferries), the Canadian Electricity Association 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 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 as Chairman of Compli, and serves on the board of directors of the Jensen Growth Fund. Mr. Thrasher is also Chairman of College Possible Portland, and a director of Oregon Mentors, the Children’s Institute, the OSU College of Business Dean’s Circle 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, Innovation Partnerships, the Leaders Roundtable 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 appointed as Director of Northwest Natural Gas Company effective August 1, 2014. Ms. Wasson is a former 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, Ms. Wasson 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. She is also Chair of the Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee and is a board member of Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation, Inc. the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, and the Oregon Business Council. Ms. Wasson formerly served on the boards of the Portland Business Alliance, Greater Portland Inc., Portland Mall Management, Inc., SOLVE’s Founders’ Circle and the American Red Cross—Oregon Trail Chapter. She also serves as a senior fellow at American Leadership Forum. Ms. Wasson earned a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree in finance from Santa Clara University.

Robert Hess