NW Natural Names Frank Burkhartsmeyer Chief Financial Officer

PORTLAND, Ore., April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northwest Natural Gas Company, NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), has hired Frank Burkhartsmeyer to serve as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer effective May 17, 2017.

Frank Burkhartsmeyer

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Burkhartsmeyer comes to NW Natural from Avangrid Renewables where he served as president and CEO. Prior, he was senior vice president of Finance at Iberdrola Renewables US. He also held various director-level positions at PPM Energy (a subsidiary of ScottishPower), ScottishPower and PacificCorp (a subsidiary of ScottishPower).

“We are thrilled to have someone with Frank’s impressive experience on our officer team,” said David Anderson, NW Natural president and CEO. “Frank brings a unique combination of skills and perspective having led strategy, corporate financing and treasury for a variety of companies in the energy industry.”

Burkhartsmeyer will be responsible for overseeing the company’s treasury, accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis, investor relations, business development and supply chain activities.

Burkhartsmeyer has an MBA from the University of Oregon and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana. He has also served as director on the executive committee of the American Wind Energy Association Board.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to more than 725,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers through 14,000 miles of mains and service lines in western Oregon and southwestern Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest with $3.1 billion in total assets. NW Natural and its subsidiaries currently own and operate underground gas storage facilities with storage capacity of approximately 31 Bcf in Oregon and California. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.

Investor Contact: Nikki Sparley, NW Natural, (503) 721-2530, n1s@nwnatural.com Media Contact: Melissa Moore, NW Natural, (503) 818-9845, melissa.moore@nwnatural.com

Source: NW Natural