Executive Vice President - Strategy & Public Affairs, WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas
John O’Brien is Executive Vice President Strategy & Public Affairs of WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas. His primary responsibilities include oversight of enterprise strategy, corporate communications, government relations and regulatory affairs.
Mr. O’Brien has had various roles within the AltaGas organization since joining in 2015, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of AltaGas Services (U.S.) Inc. (ASUS). He is currently also Executive Vice President, Government and Regulatory for ASUS and AltaGas Utility Holdings (U.S.) Inc., both of which are subsidiaries of AltaGas Ltd. Prior to this appointment, Mr. O’Brien was the President and Chief Operating Officer of ASUS from April 2016 to July 2018, overseeing its operational and business development activities. Prior to AltaGas, Mr. O’Brien held management positions in Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs within the energy industry, including most recently in the position of Executive Vice President, Public Policy and External Affairs with a large privately held energy company.
Mr. O’Brien holds a degree in International Relations from Brown University, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985. Mr. O’Brien served as a Massachusetts State Senator from 1992 to 1998.