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Management Team

David L. Porges, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David L. 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 is also Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of EQT GP Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT GP Holdings, LP and EQT Midstream Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP.

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 serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Center for Sustainable Shale Development.  Mr. Porges is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, RAND Corporation and The Winchester Thurston School. Mr. Porges 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.

David L. Porges

Steven T. Schlotterbeck, President

Steven T. Schlotterbeck was appointed President of EQT Corporation in 2015. He is also President of EQT’s Exploration & Production business unit, a role that he has held since 2008. Under Mr. Schlotterbeck's leadership, EQT continues to be at the forefront of applying innovative technologies in the development of EQT's vast natural gas resources, which are primarily located in the heart of the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of the Appalachian Basin.

Mr. Schlotterbeck has held various engineering and management positions throughout his career in the energy industry, which began in 1987 with Marathon Oil Company in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. In addition, he has worked for Eastern American Energy and Statoil; and in 2000 he joined EQT as Director, Engineering when the Company acquired Statoil’s northeast U.S. assets. Mr. Schlotterbeck's various EQT executive roles include Managing Director of E&P Planning & Development, Executive and Senior Vice President of Production Management and Planning, and Vice President and Director of Engineering. When EQT’s business model began its transformation to focus on drilling and production, Mr. Schlotterbeck became President of the E&P business unit in 2008; and added the position of Senior Vice President of EQT Corporation in 2010, Executive Vice President in 2013, and President in 2015. Mr. Schlotterbeck is also a director of EQT GP Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT GP Holdings, LP.

A Pennsylvania native, Mr. Schlotterbeck, currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Advisory Board for Penn State Outreach, the Board of Trustees of the Allegheny Land Trust, and the Board of Directors of the EQT Foundation. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Pitt Center for Energy. In October 2012, Schlotterbeck was awarded the Penn State University Outreach Fischer Award of Distinction for extraordinary service in advancing the outreach vision; and he is currently the voluntary chair of Outreach and Online Education for Penn State University’s capital campaign.

Mr. Schlotterbeck holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Penn State University; and he is a member of the Independent Producers Association of America and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Steven T. Schlotterbeck

Robert J. McNally, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Robert J. McNally was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for EQT Corporation in March 2016. McNally is also a director and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EQT Midstream Services, LLC and EQT GP Services, LLC, the general partners of EQT Midstream Partners, LP and EQT GP Holding, LP, respectively.

McNally has more than 22 years of direct experience in the energy sector. Prior to joining EQT, Mr. McNally was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Precision Drilling Corporation, a Calgary based oil and natural gas contract drilling, completions, and production services provider.  He also has a strong capital markets background, which includes oversight of investments in energy technology start-ups at Kenda Capital LLC; an initial public offering while with Warrior Energy Services Corp.; and several years of investment banking and M&A advisory experience with Simmons & Company International. McNally began his career with Schlumberger, working first in operations and then in sales.

McNally holds a Masters of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance, from Tulane University Freeman School of Business; a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois; and a Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics from Knox College.


Randall L. Crawford, Senior Vice President and President, Midstream & Commercial

Randall L. Crawford is Senior Vice President and President of Midstream & Commercial for EQT Corporation. He is responsible for executing an aggressive growth strategy for EQT's natural gas midstream and production marketing companies in the rapidly growing Marcellus and Utica plays. Mr. Crawford is also Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of EQT Midstream Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP.

EQT Midstream's gathering system includes approximately 8,250 miles of gathering lines; and its transmission and storage system includes approximately 900 miles of FERC-regulated interstate pipeline that connects to seven interstate pipelines and multiple distribution companies.  Under Mr. Crawford's leadership, the transmission and storage system has grown six-fold since 2009 from approximately 600 MMcf per day to approximately 3.6 Bcf per day at December 31, 2015. 

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.

Mr. Crawford serves as a director for the American Gas Association, the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, and WQED. He also is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Council and a West Virginia Wesleyan College Trustee.

Randall L. Crawford

Lewis B. Gardner, General Counsel and Vice President, External Affairs

Lewis B. (Lew) Gardner was named General Counsel and Vice President in March 2008. In this capacity, he oversees the legal and enterprise risk, external affairs, corporate communications, environmental, health and safety, governance and corporate secretary functions. He joined the company in March 2003, and held positions in human resources/labor relations before taking on his current assignment. Mr. Gardner is also a director of EQT GP Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT GP Holdings, LP, and EQT Midstream Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP.

Prior to joining EQT, 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 Directors of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh City Theatre.

Lewis B. Gardner

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 more than 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, and was a recipient of the Pittsburgh Business Times' 2009 Human Resources Leadership Awards and Duquesne University's 2007 Business School Alumni of the Year Award.

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. 

Charlene Petrelli