Chairman, Board of Directors for Washington Gas
Appointed July 2018
Jack Stark, age 67, was appointed Chairman of the Board of Washington Gas in July 2018 following the merger of AltaGas Ltd. and WGL Holdings, Inc. Through his roles as Chief Financial Officer and as a senior executive responsible for gas supply operations, Mr. Stark brings more than three decades of experience in the finance and energy industries.
Mr. Stark served as CFO of Imergy Power Systems, an energy storage systems company, from December 2013 to July 2016. He was the CFO of BrightSource Energy Inc., a provider of technology for use in large-scale solar thermal power plants, from May 2007 to November 2013. Prior to 2007, he held the following positions: CFO of Silicon Valley Bancshares Financial Group; Vice-President of Business Operations and Technology at Itron Inc.; Senior Vice-President and CFO at Silicon Energy Corporation and Senior Vice-President and CFO of GATX Capital. Mr. Stark also held senior management roles at PG&E Corporation for over twenty years where he was involved with financial activities, energy risk management, contract and regulatory negotiations and gas supply operations.
Mr. Stark also serves on board of directors of AltaGas Services (U.S.) Inc. (ASUS), a wholly owned subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd., and AltaGas Utility Holdings (U.S.) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ASUS. Mr. Stark is on the board of directors of TC Pipelines GP, Inc., a subsidiary of TransCanada Corporation as well as on the board of directors of Greenlots, Inc., a supplier of technology for electric vehicle charging. From November 2015 to October 2017, he served on the board of directors of TerraForm Power, Inc. and TerraForm Global, Inc.
Mr. Stark earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.