--Eva Teig Hardy has been promoted to executive vice president-External Affairs & Corporate Communications. She previously was senior vice president-External Affairs & Corporate Communications. Hardy will continue to report to President and CEO Thomas F. Farrell II and is the first woman to achieve the position of executive vice president at Dominion.
--James F. Stutts has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel from vice president and general counsel. He will continue to report to James L. Sanderlin, senior vice president-Law.
Hardy is responsible for state and federal affairs, corporate communications, advertising, media relations, community affairs, corporate philanthropy and economic development for Dominion and its subsidiaries throughout the 22 states where the company has customers or operations.
"Eva is widely respected inside and outside Dominion for her ability to understand all sides of important issues and to develop and implement strategies that meet the needs of Dominion, its customers and its communities," Farrell said.
Hardy joined Dominion in January 1990. Prior to that, she spent 17 years in local and state government. She served as Secretary of Health and Human Resources for Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles.
Stutts is responsible for all legal services at Dominion and its subsidiaries, including business unit support, litigation, labor and employment, finance and securities law, environment, compliance and ethics.
"James has outstanding vision and judgment," Sanderlin said. "Along with a deep and broad understanding of legal issues, he has an excellent grasp of business issues. This is a rare combination and we are fortunate to have James in this role."
Stutts joined Dominion in 1997. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Richmond law firm of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe LLP (now McGuireWoods LLP) and a partner in the law firm McSweeney, Stutts & Burtch (now McSweeney & Crump). Before becoming an attorney, Stutts was vice president-Corporate Finance for Wheat, First Securities.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a portfolio of about 28,000 megawatts of generation, about 6.6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves and 7,800 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline. Dominion also operates one of the nation's largest underground natural gas storage systems with about 950 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 11 states.
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