Jerry Norcia of DTE Energy Elected Chair of AGA Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) Board of Directors has elected Jerry Norcia, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of DTE Energy in Detroit, MI, to be Chair of the Board for 2024.

“Natural gas has always been a cornerstone for America’s energy portfolio, and it continues to play a vital role in meeting the energy needs of our country,” stated Norcia. “As we move towards a more sustainable energy future, it is crucial to bear in mind the role of natural gas and the critical infrastructure that delivers it in ensuring a balanced, reliable, and affordable energy mix. I am honored to lead AGA during this transformative time and remain committed to enhancing the positive impact of natural gas on our communities, economy, and environment.”

Norcia’s leadership at DTE Energy is marked by his dedication to safety, customer service, and sustainability. He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, where he worked in executive leadership roles, business development, engineering and operations.

“Jerry’s exceptional leadership at DTE Energy and his passion for the critical role natural gas has to play in our energy future make him an outstanding choice as Chair of the AGA Board,” stated AGA President and CEO Karen Harbert. “I am confident in his vision for 2024 and anticipate significant strides during his tenure. His knowledge will be a valuable asset to AGA. Jerry is fully aware not only of the critical role of our industry’s essential delivery infrastructure plays today, but also of the potential it has to boost decarbonization across multiple sectors as we innovate and expand our efforts to deliver the fuels of the future.”

For 2024, AGA’s Board Officers will also include First Vice Chair Lloyd Yates, President & CEO of NiSource Inc. based in Columbus, OH and Second Vice Chair Robert “Sid” McAnnally, President & CEO of ONE Gas, Inc. in Tulsa, OK.  

The following executives will serve on the AGA Board of Directors in 2024: 

Kevin Akers                   President & CEO Atmos Energy Corp. (Dallas, TX) 

David H. Anderson        CEO NW Natural (Portland, OR) 

Kurt Adams                    President & CEO Summit Utilities, Inc. (Portland, ME) 

Robert F. Beard              COO UGI Corp. (King of Prussia, PA) 

Lonnie E. Bellar             COO LG&E-KU, PPL Companies (Louisville, KY) 

Kelcey A. Brown           President & CEO MidAmerican Energy Co. (Des Moines, IA) 

Darin Carroll                  SVP CenterPoint Energy (Houston, TX) 

Timothy P. Cawley         Chairman, President & CEO Consolidated Edison, Inc. (New York, NY) 

Scott D. Drury                CEO Southern California Gas Co. (Los Angeles, CA) 

Linden Evans                 President & CEO Black Hills Corp. (Rapid City, SD) 

Joseph Forline                SVP Gas Operations, PGE (San Ramon, CA) 

Rudy Garza                    President & CEO CPS Energy (San Antonio, TX) 

Karen S. Haller              President & CEO Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV) 

Kim Hanemann              President & COO Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (Newark, NJ) 

Jeffry M. Householder   President & CEO Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (Dover, DE) 

Andrew Hesselbach       SVP Gas Operation WEC Energy Group (Chicago, IL) 

Michael Huwar              President Peoples, An Essential Utilities Co. (Pittsburgh, PA) 

Jeffrey Harrison             President & CEO Citizens Energy Group (Indianapolis, IN) 

Michael Innocenzo        President & CEO PECO, An Exelon Co. (Philadelphia, PA) 

Donald “Blue” Jenkins  President Washington Gas (Washington, D.C.) 

Johnny Johnston            COO Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Ontario, CA) 

James Kerr                    Chairman, President & CEO Southern Company Gas (Atlanta, GA) 

Mary Kipp                     President & CEO Puget Sound Energy (Seattle, WA) 

Nicole A. Kivisto          President & CEO Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (Bismarck, ND) 

Michael Lamb               SVP Customer Delivery – Gas & Electric Xcel Energy Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) 

Diane Leopold              EVP & COO Dominion Energy (Richmond, VA) 

Steve Lindsey               President & CEO Spire Inc (St. Louis, MO) 

Thomas Meissner         Chairman, President & CEO Unitil Corp. (Hampton, NH) 

Melissa Orsen               President SJI Utilities (Folsom, NJ) 

Franklyn D. Reynolds  President UIL Holdings, AVANGRID, Inc. (Orange, CT) 

Garrick J. Rochow       President & CEO CMS Energy Corp. (Jackson, MI) 

Seth Shapiro                 President & CEO Philadelphia Gas Works (Philadelphia, PA) 

Ryan Shell                    President New Mexico Gas Co. (Albuquerque, NM) 

Leonard Singh              Chairman & President Ameren Illinois (Collinsville, IL) 

Dennis Vermillion        President & CEO Avista Corp. (Spokane, WA) 

Stephen Westhoven      President & CEO New Jersey Resources (Wall, NJ) 

Sasha Weintraub          SVP Natural Gas Business Duke Energy Corp. (Charlotte, NC) 

Rudolph Wynter          New York President National Grid (Brooklyn, NY) 

David P. Bauer             President & CEO National Fuel Gas Co. (Williamsville, NY)