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For 160 years Washington Gas has been distributing natural gas to customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. We bring natural gas to your home or business safely and reliably.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Compliance Hotline: 800-249-5360 

Washington Gas Light Company, a WGL Holdings, Inc. subsidiary, is a natural gas utility that serves more than one million customers in metropolitan Washington, DC, and the surrounding regions in Maryland and Virginia.

Good governance is key to our objective of delivering natural gas safely, reliably and cost-effectively. We are proud to note that many of the corporate governance standards currently mandated by recent legislation and regulatory bodies have been long-standing practices of our Board of Directors.

Listed below are some of the more noteworthy aspects of our corporate governance practices:

•    The Board has only one inside director. All of the other directors, including all members of the Audit Committee, are independent.
•    The entire Board of Directors is elected annually.
•    Washington Gas does not make loans to officers and directors.
•    The Board and its committees meet routinely in executive sessions without management present so that the directors can discuss freely important issues facing the company.
•    The Board's Audit Committee has sole decision-making authority with regard to the appointment, compensation, and oversight of the company's independent auditor. In addition, the Internal Auditor reports functionally to the Chair of the Audit Committee.
•    The average number of options granted in each of the past three years was less than 1% of the basic shares outstanding.

Concerns or complaints regarding financial, accounting, auditing, and related matters can be submitted confidentially and anonymously by telephone at (800) 249-5360. This hotline also provides a method for communication with directors who are not company employees.

Corporate Compliance Hotline: 800-249-5360

Corporate Governance Documents

•    Corporate Governance Guidelines (PDF) 
•    Corporate Code Of Conduct (PDF)
•    WGL Holdings Corporate Bylaws (PDF) - effective April 1, 2013
•    Washington Gas Bylaws (PDF)  - effective April 1, 2013

The documents attached to this web page may be changed from time to time by the Company, and those changes may not be reflected on the attached copies. These attached documents are not official copies of Company records, and should not be relied upon as complete and accurate copies of those documents.

Board of Directors

Michael D. Barnes
George P. Clancy, Jr.
James W. Dyke, Jr.
Nancy C. Floyd
Linda Gooden
James F. Lafond
Debra L. Lee
Terry D. McCallister 
Dale S. Rosenthal 

 

Board Committees
(Updated April 2013)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Terry D. McCallister (Chair)
Michael D. Barnes
George P. Clancy, Jr.

Alternate members:
James W. Dyke, Jr.
James F. Lafond
Debra L. Lee

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Committee Charter (PDF)
George P. Clancy, Jr. (Chair)
Linda Gooden
Debra L. Lee
Dale S. Rosenthal

 

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Committee Charter (PDF)
Michael D. Barnes (Chair)
James W. Dyke, Jr.
Nancy C. Floyd

 

HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Committee Charter (PDF)
James Lafond (Chair)
George P. Clancy, Jr.
James W. Dyke, Jr.
Debra L. Lee