Mr. Todd brings nearly 20 years of government affairs, public service, economic development and community relations experience
Washington Gas Names James Steffes as Senior Vice President, Regulatory
Mr. Steffes brings more than 25 years of energy sector experience in various leadership roles including business operations, regulatory and public affairs
January 19, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Washington Gas has named James Steffes as Senior Vice President, Regulatory. In this role, he will be responsible for establishing, communicating and executing on multi-state legislative and government relations priorities across the company’s service territory of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Mr. Steffes brings more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector to the company, having served in leadership roles in areas such as business operations, regulatory and government affairs at several retail and wholesale commodity firms. He will be based out of Washington Gas’ headquarters office in the District of Columbia.
“We are excited to have Jim as part of the Washington Gas team to lead our regulatory and government affairs teams,” said Blue Jenkins, President of Washington Gas. “Jim has a deep understanding of the energy sector. He will help us continue to strengthen our relationships with stakeholders across the Washington, D.C. region as we work to deliver great service and value to our customers.”
Most recently, Ms. Steffes served as the head of Direct Energy’s North American Corporate Affairs group responsible for all policy, market development, political engagement, media and communications as well as community affairs. Before Direct Energy, he led an innovative start-up bringing together solar development and installation with energy retail solutions. In addition, he worked at NRG Energy where he was responsible for significantly expanding the market footprint, building new and creative brand propositions, and executing on a significant amount of M&A.
About Washington Gas
Washington Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AltaGas Ltd, is a regulated natural gas utility that provides safe, reliable natural gas service to more than 1.2 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The company has been providing energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers for more than 171 years. Visit us at www.washingtongas.com and follow us on Twitter @washingtongas, LinkedIn and Facebook.