Chief Executive Officer of the Company since February 2008 and President of the Company since February 2006, Vice President from April 2005 to February 2006. Chairman of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation and National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation effective March of 2008 and Empire Pipeline, Inc. and Seneca Resources Corporation since April 2008. President of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (2) from April 2005 to July 1, 2008, Senior Vice President from June 2000 to April 2005. President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (2) from July 1999 to April 2005, Senior Vice President from January 1993 to July 1999. Chairman of Seneca Resources Corporation (2) since April 2008. Also president of Empire State Pipeline (2) from April 2005 through July 2008, and president or chairman of various non-regulated subsidiaries of the Company. Board member of the American Gas Association (Executive Committee), American Gas Foundation, Gas Technology Institute, the Business Council of New York State, the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (Chairman), the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the University at Buffalo Law School Dean’s Advisory Council.