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Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc (PNY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Skains

59 2003 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Karl Newlin

47 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Kevin O'Hara

57 2011 Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Jane Lewis-Raymond

49 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal, Compliance and External Relations Officer

Victor Gaglio

59 2012 Senior Vice President and Chief Utility Operations Officer

Franklin Yoho

56 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Rodney Myers

49 2011 Vice President - Engineering and Operation Services

Robert Pritchard

63 2006 Chief Risk Officer, Vice President - Treasurer

William Williams

52 2009 Vice President - Sales and Delivery Services

Judy Mayo

51 2014 Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel

Bruce Barkley

53 2015 Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, Rates and Gas Cost Accounting

Keith Maust

61 2013 Vice President - Gas Supply and Pipeline Services

Bradly Merlie

56 2010 Vice President - Information Services

Brian Woody

43 2014 Vice President - Customer Experience

Kenneth Valentine

58 2009 Vice President - Business Development and Technology Services

Malcolm Everett

69 2003 Lead Independent Director

Eric Burton

69 2006 Independent Director

Gary Garfield

59 2015 Independent Director

Frank Holding

54 2003 Independent Director

Frankie Jones

68 2007 Independent Director

Vicki McElreath

66 2006 Independent Director

Thomas Pashley

46 2015 Independent Director

Jo Sanford

65 2014 Independent Director

Minor Shaw

68 2004 Independent Director

David Shi

64 2003 Independent Director

Michael Tarwater

62 2013 Independent Director

Phillip Wright

60 2012 Independent Director

Nick Giaimo

Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Skains

Mr. Thomas E. Skains is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Mr. Skains has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 2003, as Chief Executive Officer since February 2003 and as President since February 2002. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Piedmont from February 2002 to February 2003. From 1995 to 2002, he served as Senior Vice President—Marketing and Supply Services and directed Piedmont’s commercial natural gas activities. Before joining Piedmont, Mr. Skains held positions of increasing responsibility with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation. He joined Transco in 1981 as an attorney and served as corporate and senior attorney before being named Vice President in 1986 and Senior Vice President—Transportation and Customer Services in 1989. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law School. Mr. Skains serves as a director of BB&T Corporation (since 2009; chairs its Executive Committee and serves on its Risk Committee, and previously chaired its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee) and its subsidiary Branch Banking and Trust Company (since 2013; chairs its Executive Committee and serves on and previously chaired its Risk Committee). Mr. Skains has served on the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2013 and was Chairman in 2015. He also currently serves on the boards of several industry and community organizations, including the American Gas Association (served as Chairman in 2009), the Southern Gas Association (served as Chairman in 2006) and the American Gas Foundation (a not-for-profit energy research group).

Karl Newlin

Mr. Karl W. Newlin has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Piedmont Natural Gas Company since November 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President-Corporate Planning and Business Development since joining the Company in May 2010. Mr. Newlin previously served as Managing Director, Investment Banking with Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York and Los Angeles since 2007, where he advised energy and utility companies in corporate financing and strategic business transactions.

Kevin O'Hara

Mr. Kevin M. O'Hara has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Co Inc, effective August 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, Mr. O’Hara was Senior Vice President-Corporate and Community Affairs since April 2006.

Jane Lewis-Raymond

Ms. Jane R. Lewis-Raymond is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal, Compliance and External Relations Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Co Ltd. since March 2014. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Lewis-Raymond served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance and Community Affairs Officer since 2011. She previously served as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer since joining the Company in April 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lewis-Raymond held varying positions of increasing responsibility at the American Gas Association over an 11-year period, most recently as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. She received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Maryland.

Victor Gaglio

Mr. Victor M. Gaglio has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Utility Operations Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc., effective February 1, 2012. Mr. Gaglio previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations for NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage from 2005, where he was responsible for Field Operations and Maintenance, Storage, Land Services, and Health, Safety and Environmental programs. Mr. Gaglio graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics. He has attended executive development programs at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Franklin Yoho

Mr. Franklin H. Yoho has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Ltd, effective August 1, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Vice President–Commercial Operations since March 2002. Duke Energy has designated Mr. Yoho to lead its natural gas operations upon consummation of the Duke Merger.

Rodney Myers

Mr. Rodney W. Myers has been appointed as Vice President - Engineering and Operation Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc, effective August 1, 2011. Mr. Myers was appointed to this position in August 2011. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Myers served as Managing Director-Engineering and Operations Services from August 2010 to August 2011, Regional Executive from November 2009 to August 2010 and Managing Director of LNG storage projects from June 2008 to November 2009. Mr. Myers is a graduate of North Carolina State University and has an M.B.A. from Queen's University in Charlotte.

Robert Pritchard

Mr. Robert O. Pritchard is Chief Risk Officer, Vice President -Treasurer of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., since July 2006. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pritchard served as Treasurer since February 2003.

William Williams

Mr. William C. Williams has been appointed as Vice President - Sales and Delivery Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., effective November 1, 2009. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Williams was Managing Director-Transportation and Major Account Service since June 2006.

Judy Mayo

Ms. Judy Z. Mayo is Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Deputy General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Mayo was appointed to this position in March 2014. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Mayo served as Managing Director-Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary since joining the Company in September 2006. Ms. Mayo received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bruce Barkley

Mr. Bruce Barkley is Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, Rates and Gas Cost Accounting of the Company. Prior to his appointment at Piedmont Natural Gas, Mr. Barkley served as Duke Energy's Manager - Regulatory Affairs, a position he has held since 2012. In his new role, Mr. Barkley will be responsible for regulatory relations and rates in Piedmont's three-state service area, and for the Company's gas cost accounting function. Mr. Barkley will report to Piedmont Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Karl Newlin. Mr. Barkley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration and also has an MBA from Wake Forest University. Mr. Barkley, a native of Northampton County, North Carolina , is a licensed CPA.

Keith Maust

Mr. Keith P. Maust is Vice President - Gas Supply and Pipeline Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. Mr. Maust was appointed to this position in September 2013. Prior to this appointment Mr. Maust was Managing Director of Gas Supply/Wholesale Marketing/Scheduling since 2006. Mr. Maust has a degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University and joined Piedmont Natural Gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline in 1988. Mr. Maust is a member of the American Gas Association's Federal Regulatory Committee and is a board member of the Union County Red Cross.

Bradly Merlie

Mr. Bradly A. Merlie has been appointed as Vice President of Information Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., since July 2010. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Merlie was Managing Director-Engineering and Operations Services from July 2008, Managing Director-Operations Systems from November 2007 and Director-LNG (liquefied natural gas) Services from July 2007.

Brian Woody

Mr. Brian C. Woody has been appointed as Vice President - Customer Experience of the Company effective November 1, 2014. Mr. Woody was appointed to this position in November 2014. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Woody served as Managing Director—Field Customer Service since August 2011, Director of Contact Center Operations from October 2010 to July 2011 and a Manager of Utility Operations from July 2006 to October 2010. Mr. Woody, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Limestone College is actively involved the community and currently serves as a board member of the Carolina Raptor Center.

Kenneth Valentine

Mr. Kenneth T. Valentine has been appointed as Vice President - Business Development and Technology Services of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc., effective November 1, 2009. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Valentine was Managing Director-Planning and Project Management since July 2006.

Malcolm Everett

Mr. Malcolm E. Everett III is Lead Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Mr. Everett served as Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Corporate and Community Affairs of Wachovia Corporation, a financial services company, from September 2001 until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Everett began his banking career with the Trust Company of Georgia (now SunTrust) in 1969. He joined First Union National Bank of North Carolina in 1978 and worked in a wide variety of roles at all levels of the company. Mr. Everett also taught at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking in Dallas, Texas, and The National Graduate Trust School in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Everett served as Interim President of the United Way of Central Carolinas from September 2008 to June 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia and is a graduate of the North Carolina Bank Management School. Mr. Everett serves on the boards of several not-for-profit entities. These include Carolinas HealthCare System, the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and one of the largest public, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation (since 1996; currently First Vice Chairman and serves on its Executive, Compensation, Finance, Debt Finance, Nominating and Governance, Quality and Investments Committees), and Champions for Education (since 2002; currently serving as Chair).

Eric Burton

Dr. Eric James Burton is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Dr. Burton served as the Dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee from 1999 until 2013 and has served as Professor of Accounting at MTSU since 1990. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Associate Dean for External Relations at MTSU from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Burton holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from MacMurray College, a Master of Business Administration in management from Murray State University and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (inactive). Dr. Burton currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit entities. He has written numerous articles for academic, professional and trade journals and has authored or co-authored several books in the areas of planning, accounting and finance. Dr. Burton has also actively participated in the formation of several businesses over the course of his career.

Gary Garfield

Mr. Gary Garfield is Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. Mr. Garfield has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, since March 2010, and was appointed as its Executive Chairman of the Board in January 2016. Mr. Garfield served as Vice President and General Counsel of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. since 2007. Effective January 2016, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Bridgestone Corporation, the parent corporation of Bridgestone Americas headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, having served as a Senior Vice President since 2014 and Vice President and Senior Officer since 2011. Mr. Garfield joined then-Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. in 1991 as Senior Counsel. He has also served as Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Bridgestone Americas. Bridgestone Americas, has over 55,000 teammates globally and operates in five continents. Mr. Garfield received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in political science and philosophy from Wittenberg University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati where he was a member of the Law Review and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Garfield serves as a member of the board of directors of several charitable and industry organizations, including the Tennessee Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the United Way of Middle Tennessee and the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association He joined the Board of Visitors—Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Business in 2011, and in 2012 was named National Chair for the Take Steps Be Heard walk program for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Frank Holding

Mr. Frank B. Holding, Jr., is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Mr. Holding has served as Chairman of First Citizens BancShares, Inc., a banking and investment services company, since February 2009, and Chief Executive Officer since January 2008. From 1994 to February 2009, he served as President of First Citizens BancShares, Inc. Mr. Holding has held a variety of other senior management positions at First Citizens BancShares, Inc. since joining that company in 1983. Mr. Holding holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Holding has been a director of First Citizens BancShares, Inc. since 1993 and currently chairs its Executive Committee. He is also a director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (since 2002; chair of Personnel and Compensation Committee) and Mt. Olive Pickle Company (since 2006; serves on its Finance Committee). Mr. Holding was a director of Heritage Bancshares, Inc. from 2002 to 2013 and also served as the Chairman of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Holding is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University.

Frankie Jones

Dr. Frankie T. Jones, Sr., is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Dr. Jones has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix One Enterprises, Inc., a management consulting firm located in Greensboro, North Carolina, since January 2010. From January 1997 until December 2009, Dr. Jones was President and Chief Operating Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., an international public relations, research, marketing and crisis management services firm headquartered in High Point, North Carolina. Dr. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate. His studies were completed at North Carolina A&T University, Wayne State University, Duke University, Shaw University and Virginia University of Lynchburg. He completed postdoctoral graduate work at the Oxford Graduate School, concentrating in philosophy and transformational leadership. Dr. Jones is a retired United States Air Force senior officer with 20 years of service. Dr. Jones was awarded the National NAACP “Roy Wilkins Meritorious Service Award” in 1990.

Vicki McElreath

Ms. Vicki W. McElreath is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Ms. McElreath served as the Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in the Carolinas from 1999 until her retirement in June 2006. She joined Price Waterhouse, one of the predecessor firms of PwC, in 1979 and was admitted to the partnership in 1990. Ms. McElreath is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accounting. From March 2012 until June 2015 she was a director of RBC Bank (Georgia), a subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Canada, and served as Chair of its Audit Committee and of its Risk Committee. Previously she served as a director of RBC Bank, a former subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Canada, where she chaired its Audit Committee and served on its Trust and Compliance Committees. In 2014, Ms. McElreath was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hatteras Financial Corp., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust headquartered in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and serves on its Audit Committee.

Thomas Pashley

Mr. Thomas M. Pashley is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. Mr. Pashley is President and Chief Operating Officer of Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, the largest golf resort in North America, where he has worked in numerous capacities since 1996. He was appointed to this position in October 2014. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President from 2011 – 2014 responsible for sales, marketing, and communication areas. Mr. Pashley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Georgia, and received an Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He began his career in 1991 with Deloitte & Touche in its audit practice. He maintained an active Certified Public Accountant license from 1993 – 1999. He serves on the board of trustees of The O’Neal School.

Jo Sanford

Ms. Jo Anne Sanford is an Independent Director of the Company, effective July 1, 2014. Ms. Sanford practices law in Sanford Law Office, PLLC, primarily representing regulated public utilities in regulatory and legislative matters, and is a partner in Blount Street Advisors, PLLC, a business consulting and public affairs firm. She served on the North Carolina Utilities Commission from 1995 to 2006, serving as Chair for 10 years. Prior to that she was a supervising attorney with the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office from 1975 to 1995, representing the state in matters concerning energy, utilities, insurance and the environment. Ms. Sanford graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and has a Juris Doctorate from the School of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed the Program for State and Local Government Executives through the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She serves on the board of directors of Truveon, an energy efficiency services company. She also serves on the boards of several not-for-profit entities, including the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union (since 2005; currently vice-president) and the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Foundation. Ms. Sanford has received several awards for her public sector leadership, including the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Minor Shaw

Ms. Minor M. Shaw is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Ms. Shaw is President of Micco, LLC, a private investment company located in Greenville, South Carolina. Ms. Shaw previously served as President of Micco Corporation, also a private investment company located in Greenville, South Carolina, from 1998 to 2011. She was previously with Mickel Investment Group (President, 1998 to 2008), a family investment corporation. Ms. Shaw serves as a trustee of the Columbia Funds (since 2011; and since 2003 as trustee of predecessor Columbia Nations Fund; serves on the Governance and Investment Committees) and as a director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina (since 2008; chairs its Compensation Committee and also serves on the Audit Committee). Ms. Shaw also serves as the Chair of the Duke Endowment (director since 1999) and of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission (since 1997; chairs its Audit Committee), and serves on the board of trustees of several other not-for-profit entities. She served as a trustee of the Bank of America Global Capital Management Funds from 2010 to 2011, chairing its Governance Committee. Ms. Shaw attended Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

David Shi

Dr. David E. Shi is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. Dr. Shi is President Emeritus of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, having served as its President from 1994 until June 2010. He joined the Furman administration in 1993 as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Prior to that, Dr. Shi taught for 17 years at Davidson College, where he was History Department Chairman and the Frontis W. Johnston Professor of History. Dr. Shi is currently a Trustee of Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina and a director of the South Carolina Historical Society. During 2011 and 2012, Dr. Shi was a Fellow at the Winter Park Institute in Winter Park, Florida, and from January to May 2011 he was a Senior Fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He previously served on the board of Second Nature, a Boston based non-profit organization that promotes energy efficiency within the higher education sector. Dr. Shi holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Virginia. A noted historian, Dr. Shi is the author and co-author of numerous books on American history and culture, and he has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also a frequent guest columnist for various regional and national newspapers.

Michael Tarwater

Mr. Michael C. Tarwater is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., effective November 1, 2013. Mr. Tarwater is the Chief Executive Officer of Carolinas HealthCare System, a not-for-profit, self-supporting healthcare organization. Carolinas HealthCare is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and one of the largest public, not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. Prior to his appointment to this position in 2002, Mr. Tarwater served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Carolinas HealthCare System since 1989. Mr. Tarwater received his Master of Science degree in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Alabama and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of West Florida. Mr. Tarwater is Past Chairman of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, is Co-Chairman of its Compensation Committee and served on its Executive Committee from 2012 to 2015. He is Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees of Queens University of Charlotte (since 2011, Executive Committee since 2012) and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Roper St. Francis HealthCare System (from 2015 and from 2002 to 2010). He serves or has served on the boards of several other professional, community and not-for-profit organizations, including the American Hospital Association (2011-2013) and its Regional Policy Board-Region 3 (serving from 2008 to 2013 and as Chairman from 2011 to 2013).

Phillip Wright

Mr. Phillip D. Wright is an Independent Director of Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., effective June 1, 2012. From January 2011 until his retirement in April 2012, Mr. Wright served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for the Williams Companies, one of the largest energy infrastructure providers in North America., He served as President of Williams’ Gas Pipeline business from January 2005 to January 2011, Chief Operating Officer of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P. (natural gas transportation and storage) from January 2008 to January 2011 and Senior Vice President and Chief Restructuring Officer of Williams from September 2002 to January 2005. He has served as president, chief executive officer or chief operating officer of several of Williams’ subsidiaries and held numerous other senior management positions at Williams as well as at Conoco Inc., including in the areas of upstream and downstream energy services, marketing, trading, operations and specialty products. Mr. Wright earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1977. Mr. Wright has been a director of Aegion Inc., a global infrastructure protection and rehabilitation company, since 2011, and serves on its Strategic Planning and Finance Committee and its Compensation Committee. Mr. Wright served as chairman of both the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and the Association of Oil Pipelines and has served on the board of the Southern Gas Association.

Nick Giaimo