Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
David Cornhill is a founding member of AltaGas Services Inc. He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since AltaGas Services Inc.'s inception on April 1, 1994, and was appointed as a Director of AltaGas General Partner Inc. on April 29, 2004. Prior to forming AltaGas Services Inc., Mr. Cornhill served in the capacities of Vice President, Finance and Administration, and Treasurer at Alberta and Southern Gas Co. Ltd. from 1991 to 1993 and as President and Chief Operating Officer until March 31, 1994. Mr. Cornhill brings to the Board extensive oil and gas expertise in the natural gas processing and transportation industries.
Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Dennis Dawson joined AltaGas as Associate General Counsel on August 1997, after consulting with AltaGas Services Inc. from July 1996. Effective July 1998, he became AltaGas' General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and effective December 1998, Mr. Dawson became Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Dawson has over 25 years of oil and natural gas experience including nine years as General Counsel for Pan-Alberta Gas Ltd., a major Canadian natural gas marketing company.
President - Gas and Power
David Harris joined AltaGas in 2010 and is an experienced project executive who has built hydroelectric projects internationally and in North America. Mr. Harris holds an Executive MBA in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering. Prior to his more than 20 years in business, Mr. Harris held the rank of Commander in the United States Navy.
Executive Vice President Corporate Development
John Lowe was appointed President of AltaGas Utility Group Inc. in October, 2011. He has over 25 years of regulatory and energy experience, including representation of gas and electric utilities, oil and gas producers and telecommunications companies across North America. Mr. Lowe has also developed independent power projects in Alberta.
Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Deborah Stein joined AltaGas in 2005 as Vice President Corporate Risk and has held various roles including Vice President Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary (AltaGas Utility Group Inc.) and Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Stein has held a wide range of financial roles including controllership, risk, audit and investor relations. Ms. Stein is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Financial Risk Manager and a Certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Executive Vice President
David Wright was appointed Executive Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development in January 2008. Mr. Wright most recently served as Executive Vice President since January 2007. Prior to joining AltaGas, Mr. Wright served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of EPCOR and prior to that was a senior partner with a national Canadian law firm. Mr. Wright holds a law degree from the University of Calgary, Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Manitoba and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.