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NorthWestern Corp (NWE.N)

NWE.N on New York Stock Exchange

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19 Jul 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Rowe

63 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Brian Bird

56 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Heather Grahame

63 2018 Vice President - Regulatory and Federal Government Affairs, General Counsel

Crystal Lail

40 2015 Vice President, Controller

Bobbi Schroeppel

50 2009 Vice President - Customer Care, Communications and Human Resources

Michael Cashell

56 2011 Vice President - Transmission

John Hines

60 2018 Vice President - Supply and Montana Government Affairs

Curtis Pohl

54 2011 Vice President - Distribution

Stephen Adik

75 2004 Independent Director

Anthony Clark

47 2016 Independent Director

Dana Dykhouse

62 2009 Independent Director

Jan Horsfall

58 2015 Independent Director

Britt Ide

47 2017 Independent Director

Julia Johnson

56 2004 Independent Director

Linda Sullivan

55 2017 Independent Director

Travis Meyer

2016 Investor Relations and Corporate Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Rowe

Mr. Robert C. Rowe is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Northwestern Corporation. Mr. Rowe is the President and CEO of NorthWestern Corporation (since August 2008). Prior to that he was co-founder and senior partner at Balhoff, Rowe & Williams, LLC, a specialized national professional services firm providing financial and regulatory advice to clients in the telecommunications and energy industries (January 2005-August 2008). He also previously served as commissioner (1993-2002) and chair (2003-04) of the Montana Public Service Commission. Mr. Rowe currently serves on the Health Care Services Corporation Montana Advisory Board (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana), the largest and most experienced health insurance company in the state of Montana, providing more than 250,000 Montana members with comprehensive and affordable health plans. He also serves on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute (since 2008-present), American Gas Association (2015-present), Western Energy Institute (2009-present), Yellowstone Forever (2017-present), and University of Montana Foundation (2017-present).

Brian Bird

Mr. Brian B. Bird is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Northwestern Corporation. Prior to joining NorthWestern, Mr. Bird was Chief Financial Officer and Principal of Insight Energy, Inc., a Chicago-based independent power generation development company (2002-2003). Previously, he was Vice President and Treasurer of NRG Energy, Inc., in Minneapolis, MN (1997-2002). Mr. Bird serves on the board of directors of a NorthWestern subsidiary.

Heather Grahame

Ms. Heather H. Grahame is Vice President - Regulatory and Federal Government Affairs, General Counsel of Northwestern Corporation. She is formerly Vice President and General Counsel since August 2010. Prior to joining NorthWestern, Ms. Grahame was a partner in the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, where she co-chaired its Telecommunications practice (1999-2010).

Crystal Lail

Ms. Crystal Dawn Lail is the Vice President, Controller of NorthWestern Corporation. She is ormerly Assistant Controller since February 2008 and, prior to that an SEC Reporting Manager. Prior to joining NorthWestern, Ms. Lail was an auditor for KPMG LLP.

Bobbi Schroeppel

Ms. Bobbi L. Schroeppel is Vice President - Customer Care, Communications and Human Resources of NorthWestern Corporation. She is formerly Vice President-Customer Care and Communications since September 2005; formerly Vice President-Customer Care since June 2002; formerly Director-Staff Activities and Corporate Strategy since August 2001; formerly Director-Corporate Strategy since June 2000.

Michael Cashell

Mr. Michael R. Cashell is Vice President - Transmission of Northwestern Corporation. He is Vice President - Transmission since May 2011; formerly Chief Transmission Officer since November 2007; formerly Director Transmission Marketing and Business Planning since 2003. Mr. Cashell serves on the board of directors of a NorthWestern subsidiary.

John Hines

Mr. John D. Hines is Vice President - Supply and Montana Government Affairs of Northwestern Corporation. He is formerly Vice President - Supply since May 2011; formerly Chief Energy Supply Officer since January 2008; formerly Director - Energy Supply Planning since 2006. Previously, Mr. Hines served as the Montana representative to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (2003-2006).

Curtis Pohl

Mr. Curtis T. Pohl is Vice President - Distribution of NorthWestern Corporation. He is formerly Vice President-Retail Operations since September 2005; Vice President-Distribution Operations since August 2003; formerly Vice President-South Dakota/Nebraska Operations since June 2002; formerly Vice President-Engineering and Construction since June 1999. Mr. Pohl serves on the board of directors of a NorthWestern subsidiary.

Stephen Adik

Mr. Stephen P. Adik is an Independent Director of Northwestern Corporation. Mr. Adik is the retired Vice Chairman (2001-2003) of NiSource Inc., a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas production, transmission and distribution company, as well as other executive roles with NiSource prior to that, including Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (1998-2001), and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (1996-1998). Mr. Adik also served as a financial executive for American Natural Resources Company and three railroad companies. Mr. Adik currently serves on the board of the Chicago SouthShore and South Bend Railroad, and previously served on the boards of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK, 2009-14), the Dearborn Midwest Conveyor Company and several nonprofit organizations. Our Board concluded that Mr. Adik is qualified to serve as a Board member because of his 25+ year career in the energy and utility industries, having served on the board and as the chief financial officer for a Fortune 500 utility holding company. Mr. Adik holds an MBA in Finance, is considered financially literate under NYSE rules and qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under SEC rules. Mr. Adik also serves and has in the past served on the boards of other companies in energy- and utility-related industries, which provides him a wide perspective on various issues applicable to the company. During his more than 14+ year tenure on our Board, Mr. Adik has gained a solid working knowledge of our company that provides efficiency and continuity to our Board. Mr. Adik has been an NACD Governance Fellow since 2011, demonstrating his commitment to boardroom excellence.

Anthony Clark

Mr. Anthony Thomas Clark is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Clark is a Senior Advisor with Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP since 2016. Prior to that he had a distinguished career as a public servant. Most recently, he was a Commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (2012-16), and before that a commissioner with the North Dakota Public Service Commission (NDPSC) from 2001-12 (including five years as its chair). While serving with the NDPSC, Mr. Clark also was an active member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) (2010-11), serving as its president as well as a member of its board and executive committee, and the chair of NARUC’s telecommunications committee. Mr. Clark served in North Dakota’s state government as Labor Commissioner (1999-2000), administrative officer for the North Dakota tax department (1997-99), and as a state legislator (1994-97). Our Board concluded that Mr. Clark is qualified to serve as a Board member because of his 15+ years of experience as a federal and state utility regulator. He has in-depth knowledge of the regulatory, public policy and market dynamics that are impacting the operations of current and future opportunities for electric and natural gas utilities. His extensive experience at the nexus of complex federal and state jurisdictional issues, including the development of electricity markets, market oversight and enforcement and permitting of large energy infrastructure projects is important for our company. He has additional experience regarding employment matters gained from his time as the North Dakota Labor Commissioner. Mr. Clark also has been an NACD Governance Fellow since 2017, demonstrating his commitment to boardroom excellence.

Dana Dykhouse

Mr. Dana J. Dykhouse is Independent Director of Northwestern Corporation. Mr. Dykhouse is the Chief Executive Officer of First PREMIER Bank, a regional bank headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with bank locations across eastern South Dakota (since 1995). He has served in a variety of executive leadership roles in community and professional organizations and non-public company boards in South Dakota.

Jan Horsfall

Mr. Jan Robert Horsfall is an Independent Director of Northwestern Corporation. Mr. Horsfall is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxletics Corporation, a sports technology company since 2015. He previously has served as chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants, LLC (2012-14), chief marketing officer of Turbine Inc.; founder and chief executive officer of Gemini Voice Solutions, Inc.; vice president of marketing for LYCOS, Inc., and vice president of consumer brand strategy for Valvoline. Mr. Horsfall serves as a current and former board member of several privately held and non-profit entities.

Britt Ide

Ms. Britt E. Ide is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ide is the President of Ide Energy & Strategy (since 2011) and the Executive Director of the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation (since 2017). She also currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Energy Policy Institute of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a collaboration of Idaho National Laboratory and four universities. Previously, she served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce (2016) and Senior Counsel at Idaho Power Company (2009-11), Associate General Counsel at Healthwise, Inc. (2005-08), Senior Attorney at Albertson's Inc. (2005), and Counsel at Boise Cascade Corporation (2000-04). Ms. Ide currently serves on the boards of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Hotrock Energy Research Organization and an ambassador of the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative. Previously, she was a member of the board of directors of PCS Edventures!, Inc. (OTC: PCSV) (2014-15), serving as the independent chair, the chair of the nominating and governance committee, and a member of the compensation committee and an Invited Peer Reviewer for DOE Quadrennial Technology Review on Technology Transfer (2015).

Julia Johnson

Ms. Julia L. Johnson J.D. is an Independent Director of Northwestern Corporation. Ms. Johnson is President of NetCommunications, LLC, a strategy consulting firm specializing in the energy, telecommunications and information technology public policy arenas (since 2000). Previously, she served as Chair (1997-99) and Commissioner (1993-97) of the Florida Public Service Commission. Ms. Johnson currently serves on the boards of directors of FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE), an electric utility holding company (since 2011 following merger with Allegheny Energy in 2011); MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ), a leading end-to-end voice, video, data and energy infrastructure solution provider (since 2002) (chair of the nominating and governance committee and member of the compensation committee); and American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company (since 2008) (member of the compensation committee and the nominating and governance committee).

Linda Sullivan

Ms. Linda G. Sullivan is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sullivan is the executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In that role, Ms. Sullivan also oversees American Water’s information Technology team. Prior to joining American Water in April 2014, Ms. Sullivan completed 22 years of progressive leadership roles at the Edison International Companies, serving as senior vice president and CFO of Southern California Edison (2009-14), vice president and controller of both Edison International and Southern California Edison for five years, and prior to that performing finance and accounting functions at the corporate level and within an operating business unit at the utility. Before her career at Edison International, Ms. Sullivan was a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP. Ms. Sullivan has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1991 (inactive) and a Certified Management Accountant since 1995. Ms. Sullivan is a current board member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Financial Advisory Board and the University of Maryland University College Ventures, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting accessible, affordable quality education to adult students. Previously, she served on the boards of Crystal Stairs Inc., a non-profit organization assisting working families with childcare services in underserved communities in Los Angeles County, and Executive Services Corps, which provides coaching and consulting for nonprofits throughout southern California.

Travis Meyer

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Rowe

3,165,930

Brian Bird

1,349,360

Heather Grahame

1,131,560

Crystal Lail

--

Bobbi Schroeppel

654,067

Michael Cashell

--

John Hines

--

Curtis Pohl

739,646

Stephen Adik

293,081

Anthony Clark

204,435

Dana Dykhouse

235,175

Jan Horsfall

227,175

Britt Ide

208,935

Julia Johnson

193,685

Linda Sullivan

209,435

Travis Meyer

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As Of  31 Dec 2018