Virginia Natural Gas names chief admin officer
Surry native Pierce will also serve as VP of strategy
Virginia Natural Gas has named Shannon Pierce as its vice president of strategy and chief administrative officer, the Virginia Beach-based utility announced Monday.
Pierce, a native of Surry, most recently served as vice president of growth and chief external affairs officer at SouthStar Energy Services, a subsidiary of VNG’s parent company, Southern Company Gas. She was based in Atlanta but will move to Virginia Beach in her new role.
She will report directly to VNG President Robert Duvall.
“We are truly grateful to welcome Shannon Pierce into our VNG family as our vice president of strategy and chief administrative officer. We are deeply appreciative of her vast experience and steadfast dedication to our community, which complements our mission and values,” Duvall said in a statement.
Pierce began her career as a lawyer for McGuireWoods in Richmond and joined Southern Gas in 2004. Her community engagement includes memberships in the Virginia State Bar, the Energy Bar Association and the American Association of Blacks in Energy.
She earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia and serves on the board of managers for the university’s alumni association.