Columbia Gas of Virginia names new president
Brent Archer has been named president of Chester-based Columbia Gas of Virginia, effective April 1.
Carl Levander, who has been president of Columbia Gas of Virginia since 2006, will become chief regulatory officer for NiSource Gas Distribution based in Columbus, Ohio. Columbia Gas of Virginia is a NiSource subsidiary.
Archer is director of business policy at Columbia Gas of Virginia where he oversees the company’s legislative, regulatory and customer energy efficiency programs. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry in communications, government and regulatory affairs. He joined Columbia Gas in 1986.
Archer holds a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University, and an MBA from the West Virginia University Graduate College. He is president of the Virginia Oil & Gas Association, which represents natural gas producers, transporters and distributors in the commonwealth. In addition, he is a 2009 graduate of LEAD Virginia and is a board member-elect of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Columbia Gas of Virginia serves more than 250,000 residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in 84 communities in Virginia.