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NiSource Inc (NI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Thompson

78 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Joseph Hamrock

54 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Donald Brown

46 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Peter Disser

50 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Michael Finissi

56 2017 Executive Vice President - Safety, Capital Execution and Technical Services

Carrie Hightman

60 2007 Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President

Carl Levander

56 2016 Executive Vice President - Regulatory Policy and Corporate Affairs

Violet Sistovaris

56 2016 Executive Vice President; President of NIPSCO

Pablo Vegas

44 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Restoration Officer

Joseph Mulpas

46 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Teresa Smith

54 2010 Vice President - Human Resources for NiSource Corporate Services

Theodore Bunting

59 2018 Director

Peter Altabef

58 2017 Independent Director

Eric Butler

57 2017 Independent Director

Aristides Candris

66 2012 Independent Director

Wayne DeVeydt

48 2016 Independent Director

Deborah Henretta

56 2015 Independent Director

Michael Jesanis

61 2008 Independent Director

Kevin Kabat

61 2016 Independent Director

Carolyn Woo

64 1998 Independent Director

Sara Macioch

2017 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Thompson

Mr. Richard L. Thompson is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Thompson was Group President of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas reciprocating engines and industrial gas turbine systems, since 1995. Prior thereto, he held various leadership positions in the areas of customer service, gas turbine systems and worldwide engines at Caterpillar Inc., and in marketing, strategic planning, research and operations at manufacturers of electrical distribution products and systems, including RTE Corporation, which was acquired by Cooper Industries, and General Electric Company. He also held leadership roles in finance and treasury at Wilsey & Ham, an engineering, consulting and construction management firm. In May 2015, Mr. Thompson retired as lead director of Lennox International Inc., (“Lennox”), a global provider of climate control solutions for the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration markets, a position he held since May 2012 following his service as Chairman of the Board from June 2006 to May 2012, and as Vice Chairman from February 2005 to June 2006. He began his service on the board of Lennox in 1993. Additionally, he served on the board of Gardner Denver Inc., a worldwide provider of industrial equipment, technologies and related parts and services, from November 1998 to July 2013. He has also served on the boards of a hospital, and charitable and church organizations.

Joseph Hamrock

Mr. Joseph Hamrock is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Hamrock has been our President and CEO since July 2015. From May 2012 to June 2015, he was Executive Vice President and Group CEO for NiSource’s Gas Distribution Operations, comprised of local gas distribution companies in Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Prior thereto, he served in a variety of senior executive positions with American Electric Power (“AEP”), an electrical service public utility holding company in Columbus, Ohio, including as President and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of AEP Ohio from January 2008 to May 2012. He also served in leadership roles in engineering, transmission and distribution operations, customer service, marketing and information technology. Mr. Hamrock is currently first vice chair of the board of the American Gas Association, a gas industry trade association. He is also a board member of OhioHealth, a not-for-profit healthcare system in central Ohio, and A Kid Again, which supports families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Donald Brown

Mr. Donald Eugene Brown is an Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NiSource from July 2015 to June 2016. Executive Vice President, Finance Department of NiSource from March 2015 to July 2015. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UGI Utilities, a division of UGI Corporation (gas and electric utility company) from 2010 to March 2015.

Peter Disser

Mr. Peter T. Disser is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He previously served as Vice President, Internal Audit of the Company since November 2017, Vice President of Planning and Analysis of the Company from June 2015 to November 2017, and Chief Financial Officer of Northern Indiana Public Service Company (“NIPSCO”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, from 2009 to June 2015. At NIPSCO, he was responsible for all finance and accounting functions, in addition to its gas and electric supply portfolio management and dispatch, and its rates and regulatory services functions.

Michael Finissi

Mr. Michael J. Finissi is Executive Vice President - Safety, Capital Execution and Technical Services of the company effective May 1, 2017. Finissi joined NiSource in 2010 as senior vice president and chief operating officer for NIPSCO, after serving in various leadership roles in the utility industry. In 2015 he was named senior vice president, capital execution. He will report to Hamrock and join the executive leadership team. With responsibility for capital programs, engineering, safety, environmental, technical training and shared services, he’ll continue NiSource’s focused strategy and plan on achieving industry leadership in safety and delivering shared, integrated platforms.

Carrie Hightman

Ms. Carrie J. Hightman is an Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. She was the President of AT&T Illinois from April 2001 through October 2006.

Carl Levander

Mr. Carl W. Levander is an Executive Vice President - Regulatory Policy and Corporate Affairs of the Company. He Served as Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer of NiSource from July 2015 to May 2016. President of Columbia of Virginia from January 2006 to July 2015.

Violet Sistovaris

Ms. Violet G. Sistovaris is an Executive Vice President; President of NIPSCO of the Company. She served as Executive Vice President, NIPSCO from July 2015 to October 2016. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of NiSource from May 2014 to June 2015.

Pablo Vegas

Mr. Pablo A. Vegas is Executive Vice President, Chief Restoration Officer of the Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Gas Business Segment and Chief Customer Officer since May 2017. Mr. Vegas joined the Company in May 2016 as Executive Vice President and President, Columbia Gas Group, after holding a variety of senior executive positions in the regulated utility and consulting industries, including most recently as president and chief operating officer of American Electric Power (“AEP”) Ohio from 2012 to 2016. He joined AEP in 2005, serving in leadership positions in information technology and finance. In 2008, he assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer for AEP Texas, overseeing distribution operations as well as safety, customer service, community affairs and regulatory functions. From 2010 to 2012, he served as AEP’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Joseph Mulpas

Mr. Joseph W. Mulpas is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. He was Assistant Controller, FirstEnergy Corp. (diversified energy corporation) from November 2012 to March 2014. Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Maxum Petroleum Inc. (energy logistics company) from August 2012 to October 2012. Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of DPL Inc. and its subsidiary, The Dayton Power and Light Company (electric utility company) from May 2009 to June 2012.

Teresa Smith

Theodore Bunting

Mr. Theodore H. Bunting, Jr. is Director of the Company. He most recently served as group president, utility operations, at Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company, from 2012 until his retirement in 2017. Before that, he was senior vice president and chief accounting officer at Entergy from 2007 to 2012, and chief financial officer of several subsidiaries from 2000 to 2007. He held other management positions of increasing responsibility in accounting and operations at Entergy since joining the company in 1983. Bunting has been a director of Unum Group since 2013. He is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Hendrix College.

Peter Altabef

Mr. Peter A. Altabef serves as Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as president and CEO of Unisys Corporation, a global information technology company, and is a member of its board of directors, a position he has held since January 2015. Prior to his current role, he served as president and CEO of MICROS Systems, Inc., a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the hospitality and retail industries, from 2013 to 2014, when it was acquired by Oracle Corporation. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Perot Systems Corporation from 2004 to 2009, when it was acquired by Dell, Inc. Following that transaction, Mr. Altabef served as president of Dell Services, the information technology services and business process solutions unit of Dell, Inc. until his departure in 2011. Mr. Altabef is a member of the board of directors of Unisys Corporation. He is also a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, a board member of EastWest Institute, and a member of the advisory board of Merit Energy Company, LLC and of the board of directors of Petrus Trust Company, LTA. He has previously served as a senior advisor to 2M Companies, Inc., in 2012, and as a director of MICROS Systems, Perot Systems Corporation and Belo Corporation. He is also active in community service activities, having served on the boards and committees of several cultural, medical, educational and charitable organizations and events.

Eric Butler

Mr. Eric L. Butler serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Butler served in a number of executive leadership roles at Union Pacific Corporation (“Union Pacific”), a transportation company located in Omaha, Nebraska, until his retirement in February 2018. He began his career at Union Pacific in 1985 and held leadership roles in financial planning and analysis and in marketing, sales and commercial, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from March 2012 to December 2016. He also held leadership roles in supply, procurement and purchasing, including as Vice President and General Manager – Industrial Products from April 2005 to March 2012. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Union Pacific from December 2017, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer from December 2016 through November 2017, and Corporate Secretary from February 2017 through November 2017. Mr. Butler was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Omaha Branch Board in 2015 and, in 2018, was elected chairman. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Omaha Airport Authority, which he joined in 2007.

Aristides Candris

Dr. Aristides S. Candris is Independent Director of the Company. He was President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company (“Westinghouse”), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a nuclear engineering company, which is a unit of Tokyo-based Toshiba Corp., from July 2008 until his retirement on March 31, 2012. During his 36 years of service at Westinghouse, Dr. Candris served in various positions, including as Senior Vice President, Nuclear Fuel, from September 2006 to July 2008, and continued to serve on the board of Westinghouse until October 2012. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Candris also serves on the boards of trustees of Transylvania University and the Hellenic-American University and the board of directors of The Hellenic Initiative. He previously served on the board of Westinghouse.

Wayne DeVeydt

Mr. Wayne S. DeVeydt is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. DeVeydt has been serving as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Surgery Partners, Inc., a healthcare services company, since January 2018. Previously, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Global Healthcare division of Bain Capital located in Boston, Massachusetts from January 2017 to January 2018, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) at Anthem, Inc., a health insurance company and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association from May 2007 until his retirement in June 2016. He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Anthem, Inc. beginning in 2005 and Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining Anthem, Inc., Mr. DeVeydt was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1996 to 2005, where he served in many roles in the financial services industry. Mr. DeVeydt is a member of the board of directors of Surgery Partners, Inc., where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. He also serves as a director of Myovant Sciences Ltd. (“Myovant”), where he is lead independent director and a member of the audit and compensation committees. Mr. DeVeydt has notified the Myovant board that he does not intend to stand for reelection at Myovant’s 2018 annual general meeting of shareholders. His term as director at Myovant will, therefore, expire at such annual meeting. Mr. DeVeydt is an active leader in his community through his charitable activities.

Deborah Henretta

Ms. Deborah A. Henretta is an Independent Director of the Company. She currently serves as Senior Advisor to SSA & Company, an executive decision strategy consulting firm, following her retirement from Procter & Gamble Co. (“P&G”) in 2015, where she served as Group President of Global e-Commerce. Prior to her appointment as Group President of Global e-Commerce in January 2015, she held various senior positions throughout several P&G sectors, including as Group President of Global Beauty from 2012 to 2015 and as Group President of P&G’s business in Asia from 2007 to 2012. Prior to her appointment as Group President of P&G’s business in Asia, she was President Asia from 2005 to 2007 and President of Global Baby, Toddler and Adult Care from 2004 to 2005. She joined P&G in 1985. She has been a director at Corning, Inc. since 2013 and currently serves on its audit and corporate relations committees. In 2016, Ms. Henretta became a director of Meritage Homes Corporation and is a member of its nominating and corporate governance committees. Also in 2016, she became a director of Staples, Inc., and is a member of its compensation committee. Additionally, she serves on the board of trustees for Xavier University and St. Bonaventure University.

Michael Jesanis

Mr. Michael E. Jesanis is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a co-founder and Managing Director of HotZero, LLC, a firm formed to develop hot water district energy systems in New Hampshire. Since November 2007, Mr. Jesanis has also been a principal with Serrafix, Boston, Massachusetts, a firm that provides energy efficiency consulting and implementation services, principally to municipalities. Mr. Jesanis has served as an advisor to several startups in energy-related fields. From July 2004 through December 2006, Mr. Jesanis was President and CEO of National Grid USA, a natural gas and electric utility, and a subsidiary of National Grid plc, of which Mr. Jesanis was also an Executive Director. Prior to that position, Mr. Jesanis was COO and CFO of National Grid USA from January 2001 to July 2004 and CFO of its predecessor utility holding company from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Jesanis previously served as a director for several electric and energy companies, including Ameresco, Inc. Mr. Jesanis is the former chair of the board of a college and a past trustee (and past chair of the audit committee) of a university.

Kevin Kabat

Mr. Kevin T. Kabat is Independent Director of the Company. From April 2007 to November 2015, Mr. Kabat was CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, a bank holding company. He continued to serve as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Fifth Third Bancorp until his retirement in April 2016. Before becoming CEO, he served as Fifth Third Bancorp’s President from June 2006 to September 2012 and as Executive Vice President from December 2003 to June 2006. Additionally, he was previously President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Michigan). Prior to that position, he was Vice Chairman and President of Old Kent Bank, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp in 2001. Mr. Kabat has been a director of Unum Group since 2008 and is currently chairman of the board and chair of its governance committee. In 2016, Mr. Kabat became the lead independent director of E*Trade Financial Corporation and is a member of its bank board and its compensation and governance committees. He has also held leadership positions on the boards and committees of local business, educational, cultural and charitable organizations and campaigns.

Carolyn Woo

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Woo was President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, an international humanitarian agency serving over 100 countries, from January 2012 until her retirement in December 2016. Prior thereto, Dr. Woo was dean and a professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. In addition to serving on the Company’s Board, Dr. Woo has been a director at AON plc since 1998, and currently serves on its audit, compliance, and organization and compensation committees. She has previously served on the boards of directors of four additional public companies: Circuit City, St. Joseph Capital Bank, Arvin Industries and Bindley-Western Industries. She is also a current and past board member of several non-profit organizations, including an international relief organization, a global business school accreditation organization, leadership development organizations and an educational organization.

Sara Macioch