Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer WGL and Washington Gas
Luanne Gutermuth was recently promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). She was elected Senior Vice President, Shared Services and Chief Human Resource Officer for WGL and Washington Gas effective October 1, 2014. Previously, she held the position of Vice President, Human Resources & Organization Development for Washington Gas. In her role as SVP, Shared Services, Ms. Gutermuth leads key corporate functions across WGL, including Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Information Technology, Procurement, Public Policy, Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness and the Business Transformation Office. As CHRO, she is responsible for developing and implementing a human capital strategy that supports the company’s overall business objectives.
Ms. Gutermuth joined Washington Gas in 1998, and since then has held leadership positions in several functions across the company, including business planning, organization development, business process improvement and customer service. Prior to joining Washington Gas, Ms. Gutermuth gained broad leadership experience in a number of industries, including health care and energy.
Ms. Gutermuth received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland. She also completed the Organization Development certificate program at Georgetown University.
Ms. Gutermuth is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors for INROADS, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee, the Southern Gas Association Executive Council and is a founding member of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle. She also is affiliated with the American Gas Association and LEAD VIRGINIA. An active member of the community, she participates in Washington Gas’ community service activities and has served in volunteer leadership positions in local nonprofit organizations. Ms. Gutermuth lives with her husband and three children in Annandale, Virginia.
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