Executive Vice President and President, Columbia Gas Group
Pablo Vegas serves as Executive Vice President and President, Columbia Gas Group. He is responsible for overseeing NiSource's local gas distribution companies in Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
He has profit and loss responsibility for the six Columbia Gas companies, including leadership of state regulatory, customer and stakeholder performance. He is also responsible for customer service, billing and new business platforms for all seven NiSource companies.
Before joining NiSource in May 2016, Pablo held a variety of senior executive positions in the regulated utility and consulting industries, including serving most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio.
Pablo joined AEP in 2005, serving in leadership positions in information technology and finance. In 2008, he assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of AEP Texas, overseeing distribution operations as well as safety, customer service, community affairs and regulatory functions. From 2010 - 2012, he served as AEP's President and Chief Information Officer.
Prior to joining AEP, Pablo held senior leadership positions with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Consulting.
He serves as chairman of the board of directors for Columbus 2020. He also serves as a member of the Mount Carmel Health System board of trustees.
Pablo attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, the AEP Strategic Leadership program at the Ohio State University and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.