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Laurence M. Downes
Director since 2017


Mr. Downes, 59, is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR), an energy services holding company with natural gas distribution, energy services, clean energy, and midstream assets. He has served as its Chairman since 1996 and as President and CEO since 1995. He is a Director and past Chairman of the American Gas Association, Trustee of the American Gas Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Prior to its September 2016 acquisition, Mr. Downes served as a director of Questar Corporation. Mr. Downes is a graduate of Iona College (B.B.A. Finance and M.B.A.).