David L. Porges
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
David Porges joined EQT Corporation in 1998 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2000, and elected to the EQT Board of Directors in 2002. In 2005, Mr. Porges was named Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration; and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Mr. Porges was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of EQT Corporation in 2010, and Chairman of the Board in 2011. Mr. Porges was appointed Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of EQT Midstream Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP, EQT's publicly-traded master limited partnership, in January 2012.
Prior to joining EQT, Mr. Porges spent 11 years with Bankers Trust Corporation. During his tenure, which began in 1987, Mr. Porges worked almost entirely with energy companies, but spent time in several areas, including mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, risk advisory, and finally as a Managing Director with their BT Wolfensohn strategic advisory group.
Mr. Porges began his career in the energy industry with Exxon Corporation (now Exxon Mobil Corporation), where he spent seven years in various international management positions, first with their Asian headquarters in Houston, followed by their Esso Australia division in Sydney and Melbourne.
A Chicago native, Mr. Porges holds a Master in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is a member of both the Board of Directors/Trustees and Executive Committee of several organizations, including the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and The Winchester Thurston School. He is also a member of the Board of Directors/Trustees of America's Natural Gas Alliance, Carnegie Mellon University (Board of Trustees), Carnegie Museum of Art, and The Duquesne Club. He is also a member of the Breathe Project Leadership Group; the McCormick Advisory Council for the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University; and a lifetime board member of Pittsburgh City Theatre.
Philip P. Conti
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Philip P. Conti was elected as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2007. He became Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at EQT Corporation in 2000. Since joining the company in 1996, Mr. Conti has also served as director of Planning and Development and Assistant Treasurer. Mr. Conti was appointed a director, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EQT Midstream Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP, EQT's publicly-traded master limited partnership, in January 2012.
Prior to joining EQT, Mr. Conti was Vice president in the Natural Resources department at PNC Bank from 1992-1996. Previously, he was a banking officer in the energy and utilities department of Mellon Bank, and before that, Senior Production Engineer at Tenneco Oil Company. Mr. Conti is also a member of the Board of Directors for the River City Brass Band.
Mr. Conti holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Randall L. Crawford
Senior Vice President and President, Midstream, Distribution & Commercial
Randall L. Crawford is Senior Vice President and President of Midstream, Distribution & Commercial. He is responsible for executing an aggressive growth strategy for EQT's natural gas midstream, distribution and production marketing companies operating in the rapidly growing Marcellus natural gas supply region. Mr. Crawford was appointed a director and Executive Vice President of EQT Midstream Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP, EQT's publicly-traded master limited partnership, in January 2012.
Mr. Crawford oversees all of EQT's commercial, regulatory, operations and project development functions of EQT Marketing; EQT Gathering Inc.; Equitrans Interstate Pipeline; and Equitable Gas Company. Together EQT's Midstream and Distribution companies operate an approximately 11,000-mile network of natural gas pipeline and gathering assets; 32 billion cubic feet of working gas storage capacity, and 244 compressor units comprising 121 compressor stations with approximately 285,000 horsepower of installed capacity.
Previously, Mr. Crawford was Vice President of EQT and President of Equitable Utilities; he also served two years as Vice President and President of Equitable Gas. Prior to joining EQT, Mr. Crawford held various financial and regulatory management positions with Consolidated Natural Gas Company (CNG) in Pittsburgh, and had originally started his career with Price Waterhouse Utility Services Practice. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Crawford serves as a director for the American Gas Association, the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. He also is a director of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, a member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute council, and a West Virginia Wesleyan College Trustee.
Steven T. Schlotterbeck
Senior Vice President and President, Exploration & Production
Steven T. Schlotterbeck was elected senior vice president and president of Exploration & Production in April 2010. EQT is Appalachia's largest exploration and production company. Under Mr. Schlotterbeck's leadership, EQT Production is now at the forefront of applying innovative technologies to the development of EQT's vast natural gas resources. Mr. Schlotterbeck previously held the position of president, EQT Production since 2008. Mr. Schlotterbeck also held the positions of managing director of E&P Planning & Development, executive and senior vice president of Production Management and Planning, and vice president and director of Engineering.
Mr. Schlotterbeck, a Pennsylvania native, joined EQT when it acquired Statoil Energy in 2000, where he had held various engineering and management positions. From 1994 to 1996, he was employed by Eastern American Energy as Engineering Manager.
Mr. Schlotterbeck currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Advisory Board for Penn State Outreach and the EQT Foundation. In October 2012, he was awarded the Penn State University Outreach Fischer Award of Distinction for extraordinary service in advancing the Outreach vision.
Mr. Schlotterbeck is a member of the Independent Producers Association of America and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Penn State.
Lewis B. Gardner
Vice President and General Counsel
Lewis B. ('Lew') Gardner was named vice president and general counsel in March 2008. In this capacity, he oversees legal and external affairs, which includes the governmental relations and corporate communications functions. He joined the company in March 2003, and held positions in human resources/labor relations before taking on his current assignment. Mr. Gardner was appointed a director of EQT Midstream Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP, EQT's publicly-traded master limited partnership, in January 2012.
Prior to joining EQT Corporation, Mr. Gardner was a partner in the Houston and Austin, Texas offices of Brown, McCarroll & Oaks Hartline, general counsel to General Glass International Corp. (GGI), a privately held glass manufacturing and trading company, and senior counsel, Employment Law with Northrop Grumman (formerly TRW, Inc.).
Mr. Gardner earned a bachelor's degree in history from Duke University and a law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the law review. Mr. Gardner serves on the board of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.
Charlene Petrelli, SPHR
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Charlene Petrelli became Director of Corporate Human Resources of EQT Corporation in October 2000. She was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in January 2003 and, later that year, was named President of the EQT Foundation. In February 2007 she was promoted to Vice President and Chief Human Resources officer. Her current responsibilities include developing and executing the human capital and talent management strategies for EQT's almost 1,900 employees, and directing more than $4 million in annual giving through the EQT Foundation.
Ms. Petrelli came to EQT from Fisher Scientific, where she held the position of Director of Human Resources. Previously, Ms. Petrelli held human resources positions with the Merck Human Health Division, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Tenneco Automotive and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
A Pittsburgh native, Ms. Petrelli holds a Master of Business Administration from Temple University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Duquesne University. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a graduate of the Strategic Human Resource Management Program at Harvard Business School. Ms. Petrelli was named 2010 Outstanding Alumna by the Community College of Allegheny County, is a recipient of the Pittsburgh Business Times' 2009 Human Resources Leadership Awards and Duquesne University's 2007 Business School Alumni of the Year.
Ms. Petrelli has served on the YWCA tribute to Women Leadership Awards 2011 Selection Committee and the ATHENA Award Program Selection Committee in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She also serves on the American Heart Association "Go Red for Women" Executive Leadership Team, and is a member of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and the Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation.