Linda Gooden Elected to Boards of Directors of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas
WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas and
other energy-related subsidiaries, today announced the election of Linda
Gooden to the boards of directors of WGL Holdings and Washington Gas,
effective April 1, 2013. The election of Ms. Gooden increases the number
of directors for WGL Holdings and Washington Gas from eight to nine.
"We are delighted to have Ms. Gooden join our Board of Directors. Her
experience, skills, and knowledge are the perfect combination to make
her an effective board member for our company," said Terry D.
McCallister, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WGL Holdings and
Washington Gas. "We are honored that she has chosen to join our board
and look forward to her contributions to our success."
Ms. Gooden is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s
Information Systems & Global Solutions, a $9 billion business with
30,000 employees that provide integrated information technology
solutions, systems and services globally for civil, defense,
intelligence and other government customers. Following a distinguished
32-year career at Lockheed Martin where she held numerous leadership
roles, Ms. Gooden recently announced she would retire from this role on
April 1st and from the company on May 1st.
Under her leadership, Lockheed Martin has remained the top provider of
IT services to the U.S. Government for the last 18 years and expanded
its government IT business into international markets. She also played a
leading role in launching Lockheed Martin's new commercial cyber
Ms. Gooden has been honored with numerous awards, including being
inducted into the prestigious Career Communications Hall of Fame, named
one of Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for three
consecutive years, and Black Enterprise magazine's 2009 100 Most
Powerful Executives in Corporate America. In 2010, Ms. Gooden was
appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to the National Security
Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Ms. Gooden actively supports professional, academic and civic
organizations, serving on numerous executive boards, including:
Eisenhower Fellowships Board of Trustees; Armed Forces Communications
and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International; TechAmerica;
University Systems of Maryland Board of Regents; and Automatic Data
Processing (ADP), Inc.
Ms. Gooden received her degree in Computer Technology from Youngstown
State University.. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from the
University of Maryland, University College. In 2005, she was awarded an
honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from the University of
Maryland, University College, in recognition of her service to the
community and to higher education. She successfully completed the
Executive Program Manager course at the Defense Systems Management
College in 1998.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL Holdings, Inc. has four operating
segments: (i) the regulated utility segment which primarily
consists of Washington Gas, a natural gas utility that serves over one
million customers throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the
surrounding region; (ii) the retail-energy marketing segment
which consists of Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc., a third-party
marketer that competitively sells natural gas and electricity; (iii)
the commercial energy systems segment which consists of Washington Gas
Energy Systems, Inc., a provider of design-build energy efficiency
solutions to government and commercial clients, commercial solar
projects, and the operations of WGSW, a holding company formed to invest
in alternative energy assets and (iv) the wholesale energy
solutions segment which consists of Capitol Energy Ventures Corp., an
asset optimization business that acquires, manages and optimizes natural
gas storage and transportation assets. Additional information about WGL
Holdings, Inc. is available on our website, www.wglholdings.com.
WGL Holdings, Inc.
Douglas Bonawitz, 202-624-6129
Source: WGL Holdings, Inc.
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