Board of Directors
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.
Bringing more than 36 years of leadership experience in the energy industry, Mr. Chapman has driven operational success and sustained growth in a variety of management and executive roles at Washington Gas throughout his career with one of the nation’s premier energy companies. As President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all functions and activities of the regulated natural gas utility such as operations, customer service, engineering, construction, field operations, safety, rates, gas acquisition, information technology and human resources.
Mr. Chapman will also serve in leadership roles with other AltaGas energy entities, including as Executive Vice President at ASUS, President and CEO of AUHUS, as well as President and CEO of WGL Holdings, Inc.
Prior to being appointed to these executive positions, Mr. Chapman served as President and Chief Operating Officer of WGL Holdings, Inc., and Washington Gas since October 1, 2009. Before his term as COO, he held a range of executive management roles and led several teams that contributed to the company’s development, including Vice President of Operations, Regulatory Affairs and Energy Acquisition, Manager of Interruptible Customer Sales, Manager of Economic Analysis, and Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Mr. Chapman is the incoming Chair of the Board of Directors of the Southern Gas Association, is a member of the Board of Directors and Leadership Council of the American Gas Association (AGA) and past chair of the AGA Rate and Strategic Issues Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Gas Technology Institute, Greater Washington Partnership, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Virginia Business Council, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia. He is a past member of the Governor of Maryland’s Workforce Investment Board and past Chairman of the Board of LEAD Virginia, a statewide leadership program, and a graduate of the LEAD Virginia Class of 2006. Mr. Chapman is also the Goodwill of Greater Washington Board Chair and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and his Master of Arts degree in Economics from George Mason University.
Vincent L. Ammann, Jr., is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas. He is responsible for the administration and supervision of all financial functions including accounting, taxes, investor relations, risk management and treasury management.
He began his career in the Detroit office of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (currently, Deloitte & Touche). He was later assigned to the firm's Washington, D.C.-based Public Utilities Services Group which provided research and consulting services to industry clients.
Since leaving Deloitte in 1990, Mr. Ammann has held a number of key leadership positions with public utilities. In addition to serving as Vice President, Accounting, for Connecticut Energy Corp., the parent company for Southern Connecticut Gas Co., Mr. Ammann lead a number of administrative departments at the utility and a non-regulated technology affiliate. After Energy East acquired Connecticut Energy and a neighboring gas utility company, Connecticut Natural Gas Corp., he was named Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration for both utilities.
Mr. Ammann joined Washington Gas in 2004 as Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer and was elected to the office of Vice President in 2005. He was elected Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is Chairman of the American Gas Association Finance Committee.
A Detroit, Michigan native, Mr. Ammann holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.