RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Dominion Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of Dominion Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: DM), today appointed two new directors, Diane Leopold and John A. Luke, Jr. The board also announced the resignation, effective today, of Joseph M. Rigby, who was elected in January to the board of Dominion Resources, Inc. The Dominion Midstream board now comprises seven members.
Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the general partner, said:
"Diane Leopold and John Luke will bring valuable experience to Dominion Midstream to retain its standing as the top MLP. Diane's knowledge of the midstream gas business and the issues and challenges surrounding it is unparalleled in the industry. And John's leadership of a Fortune 500 company and his corporate board service are assets upon which we will lean heavily."
Leopold, 50, is president and chief executive officer of the Dominion Energy business unit of Dominion Resources. That unit distributes natural gas to approximately 2.3 million customer accounts in five states, and operates nearly 15,000 miles of gathering, storage and transmission pipeline and one of the largest underground storage complexes in the world. Leopold joined Dominion in 1995 and has held various operational, project management, and commercial and financial management roles throughout the company.
She chairs the board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and is a member of the board of the American Gas Association. Leopold also serves on the board of trustees at Virginia Union University. She received a bachelor's degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, a master's degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University, and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Luke, 68, is non-executive chairman of WestRock Company after having served as chairman and chief executive officer of its predecessor company MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) from 2002 to 2015. He spent 36 years with the company in several managerial positions, including as chairman, president and chief executive officer of another predecessor company, Westvaco Corporation.
Luke serves on the boards of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, The Timken Company, Factory Mutual Insurance Company, VCU Health System, The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, among others. He is rector of VCU. Luke also has served as chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers and was a board member of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Forest Foundation and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. He received a bachelor's degree from Lawrence University and an MBA from the The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dominion Midstream is a Delaware limited partnership formed by Dominion Resources, Inc., to grow a portfolio of natural gas terminaling, processing, storage, transportation and related assets. It is headquartered in Richmond, Va. For more information about Dominion Midstream, visit its website at www.dommidstream.com.
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