Item 4.  Executive Officers of the Registrant

Set forth below are the names, ages and positions of our executive officers along with their business experience during the past five years. All officers serve at the discretion of our Board of Directors. All information is as of the date of the filing of this report.

 

Name, age and position with the company Periods served
John W. Somerhalder II, Age 52(1)
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer October 2007 - Present
President and Chief Executive Officer March 2006 - October 2007
 
Andrew W. Evans, Age 41
Executive Vice President and
       Chief Financial Officer
May 2006 - Present
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer September 2005 - May 2006
Vice President and Treasurer April 2002 - September 2005
 
Ralph Cleveland, Age 45
Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations November 2004 - Present
Vice President, Engineering and Construction June 2002 - November 2004
 
Henry P. Linginfelter, Age 47
Executive Vice President, Utility Operations June 2007 - Present
Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Operations November 2004 - June 2007
President, Virginia Natural Gas, Inc. October 2000 - November 2004
 
Kevin P. Madden, Age 55
Executive Vice President, External Affairs November 2005 - Present
Executive Vice President, Distribution and
       Pipeline Operations
April 2002 - November 2005
 
Melanie M. Platt, Age 53
Senior Vice President, Human Resources September 2004 - Present
Senior Vice President and
       Chief Administrative Officer
November 2002 - September 2004
 
Douglas N. Schantz, Age 52(2)
President, Sequent Energy Management, L.P. May 2003 - Present
 
Paul R. Shlanta, Age 50
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and
       Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
September 2005 - Present
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
       Chief Corporate Compliance Officer
September 2002 - September 2005
(1) Mr. Somerhalder was executive vice president of El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) from 2000 until May 2005, and he continued service under a professional services agreement from May 2005 until March 2006.
(2) Mr. Schantz served as vice president of the gas origination division at Cinergy Marketing & Trading, LP, an affiliate of Cinergy Corp (NYSE: CIN), from September 2000 to April 2003.