ONE Gas expands Board of Directors

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ONE Gas, Inc. has appointed Deborah Hersman to its board of directors, effective June 29, 2023, expanding its board from eight to nine members.

Hersman, 53, is the former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, chief executive officer of the National Safety Council and most recently served as the chief safety officer of Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project. She has over 30 years of government, nonprofit and private sector executive leadership experience in transportation, safety and policy.

“Debbie Hersman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our board,” said John W. Gibson, ONE Gas chairman. “Her safety expertise and proven leadership capabilities will greatly benefit our board, shareholders and other stakeholders.”

Hersman has experience working on transportation issues in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, contributing to milestone legislation such as the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century, the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act and the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, which created a new modal administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome a new member to the ONE Gas Board of Directors at the conclusion of a successful director selection process,” said Eduardo A. Rodriguez, chairman of the corporate governance committee. “Debbie is a visionary and brings skills and experience to the board that will further support our focus on safety and performance. We look forward to her contributions.”

Hersman earned a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in international studies from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. She currently serves on the board of directors of NiSource Inc., an electric and gas utility.

Source: ONE Gas release