NiSource announces new Vice President of Treasury Tchapo Napoe, and Chris Turnure promoted to Senior Director of Investor Relations
Following nearly 30 years of service to NiSource (NYSE: NI), Vice President Investor Relations and Treasurer, Randy Hulen, will retire effective December 31, 2023. As Vice President Investor Relations and Treasurer, Randy has been responsible for NiSource’s investor communications and relations, corporate financing and cash management, while maintaining NiSource’s investment grade credit ratings.
Randy has led the investor relations function since 2005 and assumed responsibility for treasury in January 2019. Prior to leading investor relations, he gained broad experience in leadership positions in financial planning and analysis within the organization.
“Randy’s strong leadership during his career at NiSource has been instrumental in helping shape NiSource into the premium utility company it is today,” said Shawn Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NiSource Inc. “It has been such a pleasure working alongside Randy and we are grateful for all of his contributions to NiSource. On behalf of all of NiSource, I wish Randy the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
Randy was named to the Institutional Investor Magazine’s “All American Executive Team” more than eight times as one of the top-rated Investor Relations Professionals. Since assuming Treasury responsibilities in 2019, Randy has successfully managed over $20 billion of corporate financing and capital markets issuances to maintain the company’s liquidity and fund the NiSource significant capital investment program.
NiSource is also pleased to announce Tchapo Napoe as the new NiSource Vice President of Treasury & Corporate Finance effective December 1, 2023. Tchapo has over 20 years of experience in the utility industry. He comes to NiSource from WEC Energy Group where he was the Director of Treasury and Risk Management with responsibility over financing, banking relationships, capital markets, treasury operations, insurance risk management, and commodity counterparty credit risk.
Current Director of Investor Relations, Chris Turnure, was promoted to Senior Director to lead Investor Relations. Chris Turnure has been the Director of Investor Relations since 2021. Before joining NiSource, for a decade, he held many roles of increasing responsibility at JP Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank.
NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.2 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers across six states through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. Based in Merrillville, Indiana, NiSource's approximately 7,500 employees are focused on safely delivering reliable and affordable energy to our customers and communities we serve. NiSource is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - North America. Additional information about NiSource, its investments in modern infrastructure and systems, its commitments and its local brands can be found at www.nisource.com. Follow us at www.facebook.com/nisource, www.linkedin.com/company/nisource or www.twitter.com/nisourceinc. NI-F
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