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NiSource Announces Changes In Organizational Structure - Quick Facts

NiSource Inc. (NI) on Thursday announced changes in its organizational structure to best position the utility company to deliver on its commitment to the Greater Lawrence, Massachusetts, community to replace its natural gas distribution system and restore service to the area.

The changes in organizational structure will also allow for the NiSource leadership team to focus on its commitment to its communities across the seven states it serves. The company noted that the changes are effective immediately and will be in effect for the duration of the restoration effort.

Pablo Vegas, serving as Chief Restoration Officer, will lead he NiSource restoration and replacement effort for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. He will support the work of the Chief Recovery Officer, Joe Albanese.

In this role, Vegas will oversee a team, including Steve Bryant, president and chief operating officer of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.

Mike Finissi, executive vice president, safety, capital execution and technical services, will lead the pipeline replacement project. Mark Kempic, chief transformation officer, will assume leadership of the program management function for the central operating command.

In addition, NiSource said that Donald Brown, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will assume the additional responsibilities for regulatory strategy, transformation office and IT.

Carrie Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer, will assume the additional responsibilities for human resources, corporate affairs and federal government affairs. Carl Levander, executive vice president of corporate affairs and regulatory strategy, will report to Hightman as lead of federal government affairs.

Pete Disser will assume the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for leading the Columbia Gas companies in Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Suzanne Surface will re-assume the role of vice president, internal audit.

Violet Sistovaris will continue as NiSource Executive Vice President and President, NIPSCO, focusing on the premier delivery of gas and electric services to the company's Indiana customers.

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