Mike Huwar was appointed President of Columbia Gas of Maryland and Pennsylvania effective February 13, 2017. Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, 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 Maryland and Pennsylvania 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, Pa. native from Perryopolis, 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.