Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Diane Leopold is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Dominion Energy. She is the senior executive responsible for all of the company’s operating segments and related construction and innovation functions.
Leopold oversees: Dominion Energy Virginia, a vertically integrated electric utility with generation, transmission and distribution assets providing electric service to about 2.7 million customer accounts in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina; Dominion Energy South Carolina, a natural gas and electric utility serving 1.1 million customer accounts; Gas Distribution, which has four gas local distribution companies serving nearly 3 million customer accounts in Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming; and Contracted Assets, consisting of Millstone Power Station, dozens of solar generating facilities with long-term power purchase agreements in nine states and Dominion Energy’s ownership in the Cove Point LNG facility.
Leopold joined Dominion Energy in 1995 and became an officer in 2004. She held a wide range of executive roles in operational, financial and commercial areas throughout the company. She became Dominion Energy’s executive vice president and co-chief operating officer in December 2019 and assumed her current role in October 2020.
In addition to being on the board of directors of Markel Corporation, she currently serves on various industry, non-profit and community boards. She is a trustee for Virginia Union University and has been appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation board of trustees, an educational agency of the Commonwealth. She also serves on boards of directors for the Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, GROW Capital Jobs Foundation, the Hampton Roads Alliance and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Leopold serves on the executive committee, board and is past-chair of the American Gas Association and is past-chair of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.
Leopold graduated from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and electrical engineering. She received a master’s degree in electrical engineering (energy conversion, power and transmission) in 1993 from George Washington University and an MBA in 1998 from Virginia Commonwealth University.