Bringing more than 36 years of leadership experience in the energy industry, Mr. Chapman has driven operational success and sustained growth in a variety of management and executive roles at Washington Gas throughout his career with one of the nation’s premier energy companies. As President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all functions and activities of the regulated natural gas utility such as operations, customer service, engineering, construction, field operations, safety, rates, gas acquisition, information technology and human resources.
Mr. Chapman will also serve in leadership roles with other AltaGas energy entities, including as Executive Vice President at ASUS, President and CEO of AUHUS, as well as President and CEO of WGL Holdings, Inc.
Prior to being appointed to these executive positions, Mr. Chapman served as President and Chief Operating Officer of WGL Holdings, Inc., and Washington Gas since October 1, 2009. Before his term as COO, he held a range of executive management roles and led several teams that contributed to the company’s development, including Vice President of Operations, Regulatory Affairs and Energy Acquisition, Manager of Interruptible Customer Sales, Manager of Economic Analysis, and Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Mr. Chapman is the incoming Chair of the Board of Directors of the Southern Gas Association, is a member of the Leadership Council of the American Gas Association and past chair of the AGA Rate and Strategic Issues Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia. He is a past member of the Governor of Maryland’s Workforce Investment Board and past Chairman of the Board of LEAD Virginia and a graduate of the LEAD Virginia Class of 2006, a statewide leadership program. Mr. Chapman is also the Goodwill of Greater Washington Board Chair and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and his Master of Arts degree in Economics from George Mason University.
Vincent L. Ammann, Jr., is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas. He is responsible for the administration and supervision of all financial functions including accounting, taxes, investor relations, risk management and treasury management.
He began his career in the Detroit office of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (currently, Deloitte & Touche). He was later assigned to the firm's Washington, D.C.-based Public Utilities Services Group which provided research and consulting services to industry clients.
Since leaving Deloitte in 1990, Mr. Ammann has held a number of key leadership positions with public utilities. In addition to serving as Vice President, Accounting, for Connecticut Energy Corp., the parent company for Southern Connecticut Gas Co., Mr. Ammann lead a number of administrative departments at the utility and a non-regulated technology affiliate. After Energy East acquired Connecticut Energy and a neighboring gas utility company, Connecticut Natural Gas Corp., he was named Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration for both utilities.
Mr. Ammann joined Washington Gas in 2004 as Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer and was elected to the office of Vice President in 2005. He was elected Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is Chairman of the American Gas Association Finance Committee.
A Detroit, Michigan native, Mr. Ammann holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
He is married with three children and resides in northern Virginia.
Luanne Gutermuth is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas. Prior to this position, she had been Senior Vice President, Shared Services and Chief Human Resource Officer for WGL and Washington Gas. Previously, she held the position of Vice President, Human Resources & Organization Development for Washington Gas. Ms. Gutermuth leads key corporate functions across WGL, including Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Information Technology, Procurement, Public Policy, Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness and the Business Transformation Office. She is responsible for developing and implementing a human capital strategy that supports the company’s overall business objectives.
Ms. Gutermuth joined Washington Gas in 1998, and since then has held leadership positions in several functions across the company, including business planning, organization development, business process improvement and customer service. Prior to joining Washington Gas, Ms. Gutermuth gained broad leadership experience in a number of industries, including health care and energy.
Ms. Gutermuth received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland. She also completed the Organization Development certificate program at Georgetown University.
Ms. Gutermuth is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors for INROADS, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee, the Southern Gas Association Executive Council and is a founding member of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle. She also is affiliated with the American Gas Association and LEAD VIRGINIA. An active member of the community, she participates in Washington Gas’ community service activities and has served in volunteer leadership positions in local nonprofit organizations. Ms. Gutermuth lives with her husband and three children in Annandale, Virginia.
John O’Brien is Executive Vice President Strategy & Public Affairs of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas. His primary responsibilities include oversight of enterprise strategy, corporate communications, government relations and regulatory affairs.
Mr. O’Brien has had various roles within the AltaGas organization since joining in 2015, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of AltaGas Services (U.S.) Inc. (ASUS). He is currently also Executive Vice President, Government and Regulatory for ASUS and AltaGas Utility Holdings (U.S.) Inc., both of which are subsidiaries of AltaGas Ltd. Prior to this appointment, Mr. O’Brien was the President and Chief Operating Officer of ASUS from April 2016 to July 2018, overseeing its operational and business development activities. Prior to AltaGas, Mr. O’Brien held management positions in Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs within the energy industry, including most recently in the position of Executive Vice President, Public Policy and External Affairs with a large privately held energy company.
Mr. O’Brien holds a degree in International Relations from Brown University, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985. Mr. O’Brien served as a Massachusetts State Senator from 1992 to 1998.
Anthony M. Nee is Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Non-Utility Operations, and President of WGL Midstream, Inc. As President of WGL Midstream, Inc. Mr. Nee oversees the company's infrastructure investments.
Mr. Nee joined Washington Gas in 2003, overseeing compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and the energy risk management function. He also was responsible for the management of the insurance function.
Mr. Nee is a native of Pittsburgh, where he started his career as a CPA, spending 10 years in Public Accounting. After leaving the Pittsburgh office of Arthur Young, he began a 25-year career in the natural gas and electric power industries. During that time, he held increasingly responsible roles in internal audit, controls management and risk management.
Mr. Nee is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he earned a B.S. in Accounting. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Nee has two sons. He is married and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.