Board of Directors
In this role, Ms. Zelond is responsible for providing overall financial leadership that maximizes long-term value for all our stakeholders: customers, employees, communities and shareholders. She is a key member of the senior leadership team in managing the transformation of the overall business and has executive management responsibility and accountability for the financial integrity of WGL.
She is responsible for leading and managing the strategic and day-to-day operational financial initiatives of the Utilities business.
Ms. Zelond brings more than 20 years of diverse experience in the regulated and unregulated energy, aviation and public accounting sectors. Most recently, she was the North America CFO of Energy Developments Limited. Her prior energy sector roles included Vice President Finance, Enbridge, where she led the Utilities and Power Operations Finance organization; and Spectra Energy. There, she held increasingly more senior roles, including Vice President, Finance and CFO of Union Gas.
Early in her career, Ms. Zelond held audit roles with both PwC and Arthur Anderson.
Ms. Zelond received her Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and her Bachelor of Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Randall L. Crawford, age 58, has served on the Board of Directors since December 2018, and was appointed chair in August 2019. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of AltaGas, Ltd., the indirect parent company of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas Light Company. In his role, Mr. Crawford leads the development and execution of AltaGas’ strategic plan. With a focus on Gas and U.S. Utilities, he is overseeing the reshaping of AltaGas and the optimization of its businesses to drive AltaGas through the next phase of growth and value creation.
Mr. Crawford is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry. Prior to joining AltaGas, Mr. Crawford was Senior Vice President and President, Midstream and Commercial with EQT Corporation, a premier U.S. integrated gas company. In his role, he led the company’s ambitious growth strategy in the Marcellus natural gas play. He was also responsible for overseeing all of EQT's commercial, regulatory, operations and project development functions of EQT Marketing, EQT Gathering Inc., Equitrans Interstate Pipeline and Equitable Gas Company. In addition, he held progressively senior roles at EQT’s regulated gas utility, including serving as its President.
While at EQT Midstream Partners, Mr. Crawford implemented a nimble business structure and growth strategy that tripled the size of the company and increased its market cap from $700 million to more than $5 billion in just two years. With his long track record of success and ability to drive top-tier performance, coupled with his experience in the base businesses that form the foundation of AltaGas’ growth strategy, Mr. Crawford is well-positioned to lead the next chapter of growth for AltaGas.
Mr. Crawford previously served as a director for the American Gas Association, the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. He’s a director of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, a member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Council, and a past West Virginia Wesleyan College Trustee.
Donald “Blue” Jenkins, age 47, is AltaGas’ Executive Vice President & President, Utilities and President, Washington Gas. In this role, Mr. Jenkins oversees the development and execution of AltaGas’ strategic plan and advances the strategy of implementing an operational excellence model across its U.S. Utilities.
Mr. Jenkins is a seasoned executive with more than two decades of experience in all facets of the energy industry. With senior leadership roles in commercial strategy, business development, trading, information technology and safety, he brings a comprehensive understanding of the energy value chain across the utilities and midstream sectors. A results-oriented leader with a proven track record of driving transformation and building high-performance organizational cultures, Mr. Jenkins is also a champion of diversity and safety leadership.
Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at EQT Corporation, a premier U.S. integrated gas company. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of commercial operations, including financial planning and strategic decision-making, commodity sales, operations, logistics, contracting, risk management IT and business development. Prior to EQT, he held multiple executive roles at BP including serving as Senior Vice President, North America Gas and Power, and was a key member of BP’s U.S. leadership team.
While at EQT Corporation, he successfully championed the negotiation of a $3.5 billion joint venture for Mountain Valley Pipeline, assisted with the company’s $7 billion acquisition of Rice Energy and was the driving force behind EQT’s increased bottom line.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University.