ONE Gas, Inc. announced that after a 25-year career in finance and executive leadership, Caron A. Lawhorn has decided to retire as the company’s chief financial officer effective Dec. 31, 2023.
The ONE Gas Board of Directors has elected Christopher P. Sighinolfi, vice president of corporate development, investor relations and sustainability, to succeed Lawhorn as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2024.
“Caron is a highly respected leader both inside and outside our company, using her expertise to help shape our strategy and maintain the financial strength and flexibility needed to create long-term value for our stakeholders,” said Chief Executive Officer Robert S. McAnnally.
“I am honored to have been part of such a great leadership team and to have had the privilege of working alongside so many wonderful people throughout the company. It’s gratifying to look back at all the significant progress we have made since separation in driving our growth strategy and unlocking shareholder value while keeping a relentless focus on operating safely,” said Lawhorn. “I believe ONE Gas is positioned well with a long runway of growth ahead.”
Sighinolfi will serve as a member of ONE Gas’ executive leadership team and oversee the finance function, including accounting, tax, treasury, financial planning and analysis, investor relations and audit services.
Sighinolfi joined the company in 2021 and has been responsible for identifying and evaluating business investment opportunities, including asset acquisitions and divestitures, market development and customer programs and services. He also oversees the company’s investor relations and sustainability efforts.
Before joining ONE Gas, he was managing director of U.S. Equity Research for Jefferies Financial Group. He was responsible for coverage of natural gas utilities, midstream companies, independent U.S. refineries and energy Master Limited Partnerships.
Source: ONE Gas press release