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Dominion announces executive retirement

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Dominion has announced the retirement of William C. Hall Jr., vice president-executive communications, effective Sept. 30.

Hall, 60, joined Dominion in 1983 and has held various management and executive positions in the External Affairs, Corporate Communications and Treasury departments during his 30-year career with the company.

“In many respects, Bill carved out a unique career during his three decades of service to Dominion and to the many communities where we operate,” Thomas F. Farrell, chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement. “Bill’s skills as a communications professional and strategic thinker were valuable during a transformative period of time for the company when it experienced some notable internal and external challenges."

Before joining Dominion, Hall was managing editor of The Danville (Va.) Register, the youngest person in that position in the paper’s long history. He was also the youngest managing editor in Virginia at the time and won several awards for his work from The Virginia Press Association. He started with the newspaper as a reporter in 1975 after graduating from the University of Richmond.

Hall began his career with Dominion’s Virginia Power subsidiary in the media relations department, where he was director of news services. He later held management positions in the Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations groups before being named assistant treasurer in 1994. Hall was named vice president-External Affairs & Corporate Communications in 1999 and assumed his current position in 2011.

He also served as president of The Dominion Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, from 2000 to 2011.

His extensive involvement in the nonprofit sector has included board service with the Richmond SPCA, the Virginia Foundation for Community Colleges, Fan Free Clinic and the Arts Council of Richmond. He currently chairs the boards of both Equality Virginia and FETCH-A-Cure.

In 2012, Hall was elected to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame and received the Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

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