DOVER, Del., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) (Chesapeake Utilities) announced today that Sheri Richard has joined the Company as Vice President of Rates and Regulatory Affairs. In this role, she will manage Chesapeake's rates and regulatory affairs and communicate the Company's position on business and regulatory matters to various governmental authorities. Ms. Richard will be directly responsible for handling government relations with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Delaware and Maryland Public Service Commissions.
Ms. Richard brings over 16 years of broad based regulatory experience in the energy industry to Chesapeake Utilities including case management, testimonials, strategy, budget and financial reporting. She has extensive experience managing rates cases for approval, testifying before regulatory commissions and developing and recommending strategies for cost recovery requests.
"Sheri's extensive experience with utilities coupled with her broad regulatory expertise makes her a great addition to our team," said James F. Moriarty, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Chesapeake Utilities. "Our Company is experiencing tremendous growth, and we are delighted that Sheri has joined our team. We are excited about the opportunity to expand our regulatory team and further position the Company for expected future growth."
Ms. Richard comes to Chesapeake Utilities from OGE Energy Corporation. Based in Oklahoma City, OGE Energy is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric, a regulated utility serving approximately 825,000 electric customers in Oklahoma and Arkansas. While at OGE Energy, Ms. Richard actively participated in over 25 proceedings in several jurisdictions. Ms. Richard has held various positions with OGE including Director of Revenue Requirements since 2008, Manager of Costing and Pricing, Manager of AP & Special Projects and Business Support Supervisor.
Ms. Richard earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission, gathering and processing, and marketing; electricity distribution; propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and the Chesapeake family of businesses is available at www.chpk.com.
Please note that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is not affiliated with Chesapeake Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
For more information, contact:
Sydney Hawthorne Davis
External Communications Manager
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
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