RICHMOND, Va., May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D), today announced the promotion of three executives to executive vice president from senior vice president. They are:
- Robert M. "Bob" Blue, who also is president and chief executive officer of the company's Power Delivery Group, the entity responsible for electric transmission, distribution and customer service operations that provide electricity to about 2.6 million homes and businesses in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina;
- Diane Leopold, who also is president and chief executive officer of the company's Gas Infrastructure Group, the entity responsible for natural gas service to 2.3 million homes and businesses in five states; 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, storage and gathering pipeline; 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas storage systems; and retail energy and related services for 1.3 million customer accounts in 13 states; and
- Carter M. Reid, who also is chief administrative & compliance officer and corporate secretary. Reid oversees the corporate services provided to Dominion Energy's operating companies, including information technology, human resources, environmental, facilities and supply chain management, as well as acting in her other roles.
Dominion Energy also announced the promotion of William L. "Bill" Murray to vice president‒ State & Electric Public Policy. He currently is senior public policy & electric policy director.
All the promotions are effective May 10, 2017. Blue, Leopold and Reid will continue to report to Thomas F. Farrell, II, Dominion Energy chairman, president and chief executive officer. Murray will continue to report to Mark O. Webb, senior vice president–Corporate Affairs and chief legal officer.
"Dominion Energy is fortunate to have an exceptional leadership team that is guiding the company through the largest growth initiative and best operating and environmental performance in its history," Farrell said. "The promotions recognize the talents and dedication of these individuals, and valuable contributions they are making to the benefit of our shareholders, customers, communities and employees."
Blue joined Dominion Energy in 2005 as managing director–State Affairs & Corporate Public Policy, and later was promoted to vice president–State & Federal Affairs. He served in a number of executive positions in Dominion Virginia Power, Corporate Affairs and Law, before assuming his current post in January 2017. Blue served as counselor and director of policy for former Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner from 2002 to 2005, and was a partner with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson prior to that.
He is a member of the boards of directors of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Virginia Healthcare Foundation, Communities In Schools of Virginia, and Sports Backers. Blue has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a law degree from Yale Law School. He also has an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
Leopold joined Dominion Energy in 1995 as assistant project manager. She was promoted to vice president–Business Planning & Market Analysis in 2004. Her recent posts include senior vice president–Business Development & Generation Construction, senior vice president–Dominion Transmission, and President–Dominion Energy when that was the prior name of the company's natural gas business unit.
Leopold is a member of the board of trustees of Virginia Union University, chair of the board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, and a member of the board and executive committee of the American Gas Association. She has a bachelor's degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, a master's degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University, and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Reid joined Dominion Energy as assistant general counsel in January 1996 and was named vice president‒Governance and corporate secretary in October 2007. She became vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary in January 2011 and served in a number of other executive positions before assuming her current post in January 2014. Before joining Dominion Energy, Reid was an associate at McGuireWoods and Hunton & Williams.
Reid is a member of the boards of directors of the Virginia Repertory Theatre, Energy Mutual Insurance, and the Richmond World Affairs Council, and serves on the board of trustees of Collegiate School. A graduate of James Madison University, she received her law degree from the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law.
Murray joined Dominion Energy in 2007 as managing director–Corporate Public Policy, after serving as legislative director for former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine. Before that, he was deputy director of policy for former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and served as a vice president with the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Murray is a member of the boards of the State Council of Higher Education, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Oral Health Coalition, the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority Foundation, and the Virginia Center for Health Innovation. He also is an adjunct professor at the VCU School of Medicine. Murray has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree and doctorate in public administration from Virginia Tech.
Dominion Energy is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,200 megawatts of generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers. For more information, visit www.dom.com.
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