Jim Stanley serves as Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for overseeing all NiSource gas operations, capital program management, major projects and engineering, shared services, safety and training.
Jim assumed this role upon the separation of Columbia Pipeline Group from NiSource on July 1, 2015. Previously, Jim served as Executive Vice President and Group CEO for NiSource's Indiana gas and electric utility, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO). In this role, he oversaw all regulatory, operations and project management, and was responsible for execution of the business unit’s capital investment and growth strategies.
He joined 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 six-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 included assignments in a variety of departments, from accounting to human resources to operations management.
Jim has served in leadership roles in a number of community and business organizations throughout his career. He presently serves on the board of Goodwill Columbus and the executive advisory board of the Miller College of Business at Ball State University.
He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Ball State University.