Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 1, 2019

    File Number   
Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter; address of principal executive offices; registrant’s telephone number, including area code
State or Other Jurisdiction of
I.R.S. Employer Identification No.
Washington Gas Light Company
1000 Maine Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(703) 750-4440
District of Columbia
and Virginia
Former name or former address, if changed since last report: n/a

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective April 1, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Washington Gas Light Company (the “Company”) appointed Mr. Douglas I. Bonawitz Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Bonawitz’s appointment follows the previously announced retirement of Mr. Vincent L. Ammann, Jr., as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective March 31, 2019.

Mr. Bonawitz brings more than 30 years of experience in financial leadership, strategic planning, and investor communications to his role. Mr. Bonawitz joined the Company in 2011 and has risen through the Company’s ranks, taking on progressively senior leadership roles over time. In 2017, he was appointed to the role of Vice President and Treasurer, where he has been responsible for managing the Company’s capital structure, arranging liquidity to finance strategic growth plans, and developing and maintaining relationships with commercial banking partners and the financial community. Before his appointment as Vice President and Treasurer, he served as Associate Vice President for Treasury and Investor Relations for the Company, and he served as Division Head of Investor Relations and Financial Analysis prior to that role.

Also effective April 1, 2019, the Board appointed Gunnar J. Gode Vice President and Controller of the Company. Mr. Gode’s appointment follows the previously announced retirement of William R. Ford, as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, effective March 31, 2019.

Mr. Gode joined the Company in 2004. In his new role as Vice President and Controller, he will be responsible for overseeing the financial accounting and reporting functions for Washington Gas, and will be the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer. Since joining the Company, Mr. Gode has held positions of increasing leadership in the Company’s financial operations, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President and Assistant Controller since October 2016. Prior to that, he served as Director, Treasury Ops and Financial Systems from November 2014 to October 2016, and as Director Accounting and Financial Reporting from October 2012 to November 2014.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Washington Gas Light Company
April 1, 2019
/s/ Adrian P. Chapman
Adrian P. Chapman
President and Chief Executive Officer