C-Suite Conversations at UR: Tom Farrell of Dominion
UPDATE: The location for this event has changed, and registration has been reopened to accommodate more attendees.
PNC Bank and ChamberRVA are pleased to support C-Suite Conversations, a speaker series presented by the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. Listen as Associate Professor Dr. Richard Coughlan talks with Tom Farrell, chair, president and CEO of Dominion Energy, in an unscripted, one-on-one interview about his trailblazing leadership experience.
As chair, president and CEO of Dominion Energy, Farrell has emerged as a leading expert on national energy issues and as an advocate of a cohesive national energy policy. Headquartered in Richmond, Dominion is one of America’s largest energy companies, with a market capitalization of about $50 billion and operations in 19 states. In 2015, Dominion was rated the most admired electric and gas utility by Fortune, and 37th on Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. In 2014, Dominion was named utility of the year by Electric Light & Power magazine. In addition, during Farrell’s tenure Dominion has been awarded both the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given to employers for their support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve, and United Way’s national Summit Awards for exceptional volunteerism and community impact. Under Farrell’s leadership, Dominion Energy Virginia & North Carolina, the company’s electric utility serving about 2.6 million customer accounts, has invested more than $2 billion in environmental upgrades and safeguards to its operating facilities. Investments at its Gas Infrastructure Group have more than doubled the size of the company’s natural gas infrastructure assets – including in the western Rockies, where the former Questar Corporation is based. During that time Dominion has achieved double-digit growth in operating earnings per share and in the company’s dividend rate. Dominion has also tripled its philanthropic giving since Farrell became CEO.
The spring 2019 C-Suite Conversation series features three local business leaders:
- Courtney Paulk of Hirschler, February 12
- Neil Amin of Shamin Hotels, February 26
- Tom Farrell of Dominion Energy, April 4
All C-Suite programs begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium, with a pre-event networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The business community, students, and faculty are invited to attend. Programs are free and open to public, but registration through UR is required. Please register by Wednesday, March 27.
Thank you for your interest in the C-Suite Conversations, presented by the Robins School of Business, with support by PNC Bank and ChamberRVA. In order to make your visit to campus as easy as possible, visitors are required to obtain a University of Richmond parking pass. These complimentary passes can be obtained for a single event or as an annual pass. Processing time is 5-7 days, so please plan accordingly.
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