Dominion Unit Promotes Robert Blue To Vice President-State And Federal Affairs, Chester Wade To Managing Director-Corporate Communications

Nov 15, 2006
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November 15, 2006

RICHMOND, Va. – Dominion Resources Services, a unit of one of the nation’s largest energy producers, has promoted Robert M. "Bob" Blue to vice president-State and Federal Affairs and Chester G. "Chet" Wade to managing director-Corporate Communications.

Blue, counselor and policy director to former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, had served as managing director-State Affairs and Corporate Public Policy since joining the company on July 1, 2005.  In that position, he led Dominion’s government affairs teams in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the Northeast and the Midwest.

A Charlottesville native, Blue was graduated in 1989 from the University of Virginia with honors and in 1994 from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law and Policy Review.

Blue reports to Eva S. Hardy, senior vice president-External Affairs and Corporate Communications.

Wade, who was director-Employee Communications and Creative Services, was director-Corporate Information at Consolidated Natural Gas of Pittsburgh in 2000 when CNG and Dominion merged.  At CNG he was in charge of media relations, financial communications and special projects.  Prior to joining CNG, Wade spent 13 years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, including four years as business editor.

A Pittsburgh-area native, Wade was graduated from Penn State University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a master of Business Administration degree from Robert Morris University.

Wade reports to William C. Hall Jr., vice president-Corporate Communications and Community Affairs.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with an energy portfolio of about 28,000 megawatts of generation, about 6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves and 7,900 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline.  Dominion also operates the nation's largest underground natural gas storage system with more than 965 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 11 states.  For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at www.dom.com.

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