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 5/19/2010 

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 Niel C. Ellerbrook Recognized with AGA Distinguished Service Award   

 
   

AGA’s Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor that any member of this association can receive, and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of such recognition,

Washington, DC—The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to announce that Niel C. Ellerbrook, chairman and CEO of Vectren Corporation, has been awarded with the AGA Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the natural gas industry. 

Mr. Ellerbrook was elected by the Vectren Corporation Board of Directors as chairman and CEO of Vectren effective upon its formation March 31, 2000, and was named chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) in May of 2003. He currently serves as chairman and CEO and is set to retire on May 31, 2010, at which point he will transition into the role of non-executive chairman for the company.

“AGA’s Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor that any member of this association can receive, and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of such recognition,” said AGA Chairman Robert Skaggs at AGA's board of directors meeting on May 15. “Niel’s tireless commitment to AGA and the natural gas community has been unwavering, and his leadership and counsel have played a significant role in the many successes our industry has achieved. We value his years of dedication and service and could not be more thrilled to recognize Niel with this award.”

Mr. Ellerbrook is also involved in numerous civic, professional and educational initiatives and activities. He served on the AGA board as well as the AGA Executive Committee and the Government Relations Policy Committee. He also chaired the AGA Audit Committee. Additionally, he serves on the board of Signature Learning Center, a charter school serving more than 200 high school students in Evansville, Ind. He is also chairman of the Board of Trustees for the University of Evansville in Indiana, and he is a long-time and dedicated supporter of United Way.

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The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 71 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 94 percent — over 68 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

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