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NiSource names new executive VP, group CEO

NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) has announced that Jim L. Stanley will join the company on Oct. 1 as executive vice president and group CEO for Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO), a NiSource-owned utility serving natural gas and electric customers across the northern third of Indiana.

Stanley succeeds Jimmy D. Staton, who has led both NIPSCO and NiSource’s gas transmission and storage (NGT&S) operations.  With Stanley’s appointment, Staton will serve exclusively as executive vice president and group CEO for NGT&S, focusing on a broad array of customer service, growth and infrastructure initiatives at the company.

Stanley comes to NiSource after serving in a variety of senior executive positions in the utility industry, most recently as senior vice president and chief distribution officer for Duke Energy’s U.S. electric business. In this role, he had oversight of the electric distribution system for the company’s five-state service area. Previously, he served as president of Duke Energy Indiana, the state’s largest electric service provider. His 35-year career with PSI Energy, Cinergy and Duke Energy includes assignments in a variety of departments from accounting to human resources to operations management.

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