NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), based in Merrillville, Ind., is a Fortune 500 company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. NiSource operating companies deliver energy to 3.8 million customers located within the high- demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England.
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Presenter - Jimmy D. Staton, Executive Vice President and Group CEO
Jimmy D. Staton serves as executive vice president and group chief executive officer for NiSource's Gas Distribution segment, which includes NiSource's local gas distribution companies in Kentucky, Maryland, New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
In February 2010, Staton assumed the added responsibility for NiSource's Indiana gas and electric utilities.
Staton is a member of NiSource's executive management council, joining NiSource in March of 2008 after serving in a variety of senior executive positions in the energy industry, including at Dominion Resources, Inc., Consolidated Natural Gas Company and CNG Transmission Corporation.
He began his energy industry career as a petroleum engineer at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. After leaving the public sector, Staton held several rate, regulatory and strategic planning positions with Arkla Energy Resources and Consolidated Natural Gas Company (CNG). In 1996, Staton was named Vice President, Pricing, Planning and Financial Services for CNG Transmission Corporation where he served as the company's chief financial officer. In 1999, Staton became President, Asset Operations, for CNG's Regulated Businesses.
After CNG merged with Dominion Resources, Inc. in 2000, Staton was named Senior Vice President, Electric Delivery, where he was responsible for Dominion's electric distribution business serving more than two million customers in Virginia and North Carolina. In 2003, Staton was named Senior Vice President, Delivery Operations, where he was responsible for providing service to Dominion's four million gas and electric customers in six states.
Staton holds professional memberships with a number of associations such as the American Gas Association and Southern Gas Association. He earned a B.S degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1983.
Staton is based at NiSource's corporate headquarters in Merrillville, Ind.