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Mike Huwar, President, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and Columbia Gas of Maryland

Mike Huwar was appointed President of Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and Maryland effective February 13, 2017. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. and Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. are subsidiaries of NiSource Inc. NiSource is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers.

In his role as president, Huwar is responsible for designing and executing legislative, regulatory, and external strategies with a focus on delivering safe, reliable and efficient natural gas customer service to more than 456,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland through its engaged and committed employees.

Huwar re-joined NiSource Inc. after serving as vice president of marketing for Columbia Midstream, a subsidiary of Columbia Pipeline Group. Huwar’s career at Columbia Gas began in 1986, and prior to joining Columbia Midstream, he served as vice president and general manager at Columbia Gas of Virginia. His experience also includes a variety of leadership positions in sales and customer relations across the NiSource gas distribution companies. 

A Fayette County native from Perryopolis, Pa., Huwar earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and completed an executive leadership training program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh. 

He is member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Executive Board of Directors and previously served on the board of directors for the Virginia Utility Protection Services (VUPS), Virginia’s one-call center. He is also a past board member for the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Architects, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

Mike Davidson, Vice President and General Manager, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and Columbia Gas of Maryland

Mike Davidson is the vice president and general manager of Columbia Gas of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. and Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. are subsidiaries of NiSource Inc. NiSource is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers.

In his current role, Davidson is responsible for field operations, measurement and regulation, corrosion and leakage for the distribution systems that provide safe, reliable and efficient natural gas distribution service to more than 450,000 customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Prior to 2013, Davidson served as the Vice President of Customer Operations for NiSource Gas Distribution where he was responsible for providing operational services and support for the six Columbia Gas distribution companies. Functions in the Customer Operations Group include: business improvement, customer programs, customer contact centers, meter-to-cash, work force planning, integration center, and application development and support.

Davidson began his career with Columbia Gas and NiSource in 1996 and has held positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to his current role, Davidson led all NiSource contact center operations for nine local distribution companies, serving nearly four million customers.

Davidson earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Point Park University - Suma Cum Laude, and a master’s degree in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University - Highest Distinction. He also holds a Six Sigma black belt certification from the University of Michigan, College of Engineering.

Davidson's career also includes five years of service with the United States Air Force.