Colleen Starring is Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Utilities and Washington Gas. Ms. Starring is responsible for leading the operations of AltaGas’ complete portfolio of U.S. Utilities to support achieving its strategy. She is also President at SEMCO Energy Inc., an AltaGas company, a position she has held since 2016.
Ms. Starring first joined SEMCO Energy in 1977. Over the first 20 years of her career, she worked in customer service and billing, measurement and in operations and technical services. Throughout these years, she has held numerous roles with increasing responsibility and gained experience in government and regulatory affairs, marketing, purchasing and accounting. With this solid foundation, she went on to hold various senior leadership roles including President, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company in Alaska, Senior Vice President, Utility Operations, AltaGas; and ultimately, President, SEMCO Energy, Inc. in Michigan, a role she has held since 2016.
Ms. Starring brings a wealth of energy industry knowledge to her current role in the company that reflects four decades of natural gas utility experience. In Alaska and Michigan, she has run two operationally excellent natural gas utilities that consistently contribute positive results, and safely and reliably deliver natural gas to nearly 500,000 customers across two geographically diverse service territories, all while building exceptional operations and safety teams. With her long track record of success and ability to drive top-tier performance, Ms. Starring is well-equipped to lead the future of operations for the company’s Utilities division.
Ms. Starring has completed various levels of education in Business Administration at Davenport University and Kellogg Community College.