Linda Gooden Elected to Boards of Directors of WGL Holdings, Inc. and
WASHINGTON -- March 8, 2013
WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL), the parent company of Washington Gas and other
energy-related subsidiaries, today announced the election of Linda Gooden to
the boards of directors of WGL Holdings and Washington Gas, effective April 1,
2013. The election of Ms. Gooden increases the number of directors for WGL
Holdings and Washington Gas from eight to nine.
“We are delighted to have Ms. Gooden join our Board of Directors. Her
experience, skills, and knowledge are the perfect combination to make her an
effective board member for our company,” said Terry D. McCallister, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of WGL Holdings and Washington Gas. “We are
honored that she has chosen to join our board and look forward to her
contributions to our success.”
Ms. Gooden is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Information
Systems & Global Solutions, a $9 billion business with 30,000 employees that
provide integrated information technology solutions, systems and services
globally for civil, defense, intelligence and other government customers.
Following a distinguished 32-year career at Lockheed Martin where she held
numerous leadership roles, Ms. Gooden recently announced she would retire from
this role on April 1st and from the company on May 1st.
Under her leadership, Lockheed Martin has remained the top provider of IT
services to the U.S. Government for the last 18 years and expanded its
government IT business into international markets. She also played a leading
role in launching Lockheed Martin’s new commercial cyber security business.
Ms. Gooden has been honored with numerous awards, including being inducted
into the prestigious Career Communications Hall of Fame, named one of
Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for three consecutive years, and
Black Enterprise magazine’s 2009 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate
America. In 2010, Ms. Gooden was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to
the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Ms. Gooden actively supports professional, academic and civic organizations,
serving on numerous executive boards, including: Eisenhower Fellowships Board
of Trustees; Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
International; TechAmerica; University Systems of Maryland Board of Regents;
and Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Inc.
Ms. Gooden received her degree in Computer Technology from Youngstown State
University.. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Administration and Masters of Business Administration from the University of
Maryland, University College. In 2005, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of
Public Service degree from the University of Maryland, University College, in
recognition of her service to the community and to higher education. She
successfully completed the Executive Program Manager course at the Defense
Systems Management College in 1998.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WGL Holdings, Inc. has four operating
segments: (i) the regulated utility segment which primarily consists of
Washington Gas, a natural gas utility that serves over one million customers
throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region; (ii) the
retail-energy marketing segment which consists of Washington Gas Energy
Services, Inc., a third-party marketer that competitively sells natural gas
and electricity; (iii) the commercial energy systems segment which consists of
Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc., a provider of design-build energy
efficiency solutions to government and commercial clients, commercial solar
projects, and the operations of WGSW, a holding company formed to invest in
alternative energy assets and (iv) the wholesale energy solutions segment
which consists of Capitol Energy Ventures Corp., an asset optimization
business that acquires, manages and optimizes natural gas storage and
transportation assets. Additional information about WGL Holdings, Inc. is
available on our website, www.wglholdings.com.
WGL Holdings, Inc.
Ruben Rodriguez, 202-624-6620
Douglas Bonawitz, 202-624-6129
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