Energy 2023: DIANE LEOPOLD
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, DOMINION ENERGY, RICHMOND
Joining Dominion Energy in 1995 as a power station engineer and rising to chief operating officer in 2020, Leopold is responsible for all the Fortune 500 utility’s operating segments, including Dominion’s branches in Virginia and South Carolina, and its gas distribution and contracted assets division.
During her 28-year career, Leopold has led Dominion’s gas infrastructure group, served as vice president of financial management and business planning and served as senior vice president of Dominion Transmission.
Leopold holds degrees from England’s University of Sussex, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a fan of adventurous travel, having completed 450 skydiving jumps and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
She serves on the board for Nuclear Electric Insurance, is treasurer of the Hampton Roads Alliance board and is a trustee for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. Leopold also is a past chair for the American Gas Association and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.