Terry D. McCallister is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of WGL Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Washington Gas. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of Washington Gas, the natural gas utility serving over 1,000,000 customers in the Washington area and surrounding region.
Mr. McCallister joined Washington Gas in April 2000 as Vice President of Gas Transportation. In that position, he was responsible for Field Operations, Facilities Support Services, and Construction and Technical Support. Mr. McCallister came to Washington Gas from Southern Natural Gas Company, where he served as Vice President and Director of Operations and Environmental, Health and Safety. Before that, he worked for Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). At ARCO, he held various positions including Vice-President and Director of Operations, Engineering, and Environmental, Health and Safety.
Mr. McCallister is active in the natural gas industry and the community. He serves on the Leadership Council of the American Gas Association and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of the Southern Gas Association, the Gas Technology Institute, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Family Services, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the INOVA Health System Foundation.
Mr. McCallister is a graduate of University of Missouri-Rolla where he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management.
He and his wife Susan live in Alexandria, Virginia.
Adrian P. Chapman
President and Chief Operating Officer
Adrian P. Chapman is President and Chief Operating Officer of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas.
He is responsible for all aspects of the regulated utility including operations, customer service, engineering, construction, field operations, safety, rates, gas acquisition, information technology and human resources activities. He serves on the board of directors for several wholly owned subsidiaries of WGL Holdings, Inc.
Prior to being elected President and COO on October 1, 2009, Mr. Chapman served as the Vice President of Operations, Regulatory Affairs & Energy Acquisition for Washington Gas. He has worked for Washington Gas for 30 years in various capacities including Manager of Interruptible Customer Sales, Manager of Economic Analysis and Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Mr. Chapman is on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Utility Protection Service, is a member of the Leadership Council of the American Gas Association and past chair of the AGA Rate and Strategic Issues Committee, and Southern Gas Association's Executive Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Greater Washington, a member of the Board of Directors of LEAD Virginia and a graduate of the LEAD Virginia Class of 2006, a statewide leadership program and immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Chapman was recently appointed as a member of the Governor of Maryland's Workforce Investment Board and he is on the board of directors of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.
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.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Vincent L. Ammann, Jr., is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas Light Co. He is responsible for the administration and supervision of all financial functions including accounting, taxes, investor relations, risk management and treasury management.
A Detroit, Michigan, native, Mr. Ammann holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. 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. He is married, has three children, and resides in Northern Virginia.
Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Non-Utility Operations
Gautam joined Washington Gas and WGL Holdings, Inc. in 2002. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing corporate strategy and corporate business development including WGL's program of investing in emerging clean and efficient energy technology companies and assets. In addition, he oversees all of WGL Holdings' non-utility operating segments consisting of Retail Energy Marketing, Commercial Energy Systems, Wholesale Energy Solutions, and Alternative Energy Investments.
Mr. Chandra brings broad strategy, general management and entrepreneurial expertise to WGL, acquired through senior management positions in the energy and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Washington Gas, Mr. Chandra was founder and chief executive officer of Smartenergy, Inc. until its sale to Alliant Energy in 2001.
Mr. Chandra serves on the boards of American Solar Direct (a residential solar developer based in California) and all of the non-utility subsidiaries of WGL Holdings, Inc. He chairs the Advisory Council for the Smithsonian Institution Homespun initiative and sits on the Leadership Council for ACORE (American Council of Renewable Energy). Mr. Chandra is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Leadership Greater Washington (LGW), and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
Mr. Chandra holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
He resides in Virginia with his wife and three daughters and enjoys golf, travel, reading, and is a private pilot.
William R. Ford
William R. Ford was elected Controller of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas Light Company, effective October 1, 2010. He is responsible for overseeing the financial accounting and reporting functions for the companies.
Mr. Ford has been with Washington Gas since June of 2005. From 2009-2010 he served as Assistant Controller of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas Light Company, and prior to that had various managerial responsibilities in the Controller's organization.
Mr. Ford is a native of California where he started his career with Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1981 and held various positions in accounting and finance primarily at PG&E Corporation's interstate pipeline company. Prior to joining Washington Gas, Mr. Ford was Controller and Chief Accounting Officer with National Energy and Gas Transmission, Inc., a former subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
Mr. Ford is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra as the Board Chair.
Mr. Ford is married, has two sons and lives in Potomac, Maryland.
Anthony M. Nee is the Treasurer of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas Light Company. Mr. Nee is responsible for maintaining corporate liquidity and developing the relationships with commercial and investment banks. He directs the companies' financial planning and determines the form, amount and timing of securities issuances. Additionally, he manages the company's energy risk management function, management of the insurance function, and Asset Optimization/Strategy.
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, Pa., 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 20-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 Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Arden T. Phillips
Secretary and Corporate Governance Officer
Arden Phillips is Corporate Secretary and Corporate Governance Officer of WGL Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Washington Gas Light Company. He plays an integral role in coordinating the actions of directors, maintaining relations between management and the board, and addressing corporate governance issues. Mr. Phillips also has significant responsibility for preparing disclosures required under federal securities laws.
Prior to joining WGL Holdings in 2005, Mr. Phillips worked at various private law firms where he obtained experience with a wide range of corporate transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of agreements related to asset acquisitions, service contracts, and various financings.
Mr. Phillips is a past Chair of the Corporate & Securities Committee for the Association of Corporate Counsel. He is also the President of the advisory board (Mid-Atlantic chapter) for the Society of Governance Professionals and Corporate Secretaries. He has published several articles and is a frequent speaker on issues related to SEC rule-making and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Phillips is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Duke University School of Law.
Leslie T. Thornton
Vice President and General Counsel
Leslie T. Thornton is Vice President and General Counsel for WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas. She is responsible for coordinating the provision of legal counsel on matters that include employment, labor and employee benefits issues, as well as for providing advice and direction on several corporate projects and initiatives.
Ms. Thornton served as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Education and as a White House advisor during the Clinton administration. In her most recent position before joining WGL Holdings and Washington Gas, she was a partner at Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, conducting and managing sensitive internal corporate, federal government and state attorney general investigations. She also advised her clients in high-level matters before the Executive Branch and the White House.
Ms. Thornton is a prominent member of the Washington community. A resident for more than 30 years, she serves on the board of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. She has founded two organizations in support of the education of disadvantaged youth in the D.C. area. Ms. Thornton has authored numerous articles and is a frequent panelist on a variety of issues, including compliance and diversity. Since 2005, she has also served on the board of the Career Education Corporation as chair of the Compliance Committee and recently was elected Lead Independent Director by her board colleagues.