RICHMOND, Va., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Dominion (NYSE: D) has nominated Adm. James O. Ellis, Jr. (ret.), to serve on the board, subject to election by the company's shareholders at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said:
"Adm. Ellis is a strong nominee to Dominion's board of directors and would bring to it invaluable expertise in the nuclear industry. His leadership in the U.S. Navy and at the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and his outstanding service on other corporate boards add to his unique qualifications."
Adm. Ellis, 65, recently retired as president and chief executive officer of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, where he served from 2005-2012. He retired from active duty in the U.S. Navy in July 2004 as an admiral. During his 39-year naval career, he was commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, based in Nebraska; commander-in-chief of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe; and commander-in-chief of Allied Forces in Southern Europe. Adm. Ellis serves on a number of corporate boards, including those of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Level 3 Communications, Inc., and Inmarsat plc. He was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2013. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Navy nuclear power training, the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and the Navy Fighter Weapons School, he holds master's degrees in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.