Board of Directors

UGI Corporation’s Board of Directors oversees the corporate governance of the company with the intention of creating long-term value for its shareholders and safeguarding the company’s commitment to other stakeholders, namely our employees, customers, suppliers, creditors and the communities in which we do business.

The Board of Directors considers the interests of the company’s stakeholders when, together with management, it sets the strategies and objectives of the company. The Board also evaluates management’s performance in pursuing those strategies and achieving those objectives.

Meet Our Board of Directors

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Marvin O. Schlanger , Non-Executive Chairman
Director since 1998

Principal Occupation and Business Experience:

Mr. Schlanger serves as the Company’s Chairman of the Board (since January 2016). He is a Principal in the firm of Cherry Hill Chemical Investments, L.L.C. (a management services and capital firm for chemical and allied industries) (since 1998). Mr. Schlanger served as Chief Executive Officer of CEVA Holdings BV and CEVA Holdings, LLC, an international logistics supplier (2012 to 2013). Mr. Schlanger is currently a director of AmeriGas Propane, Inc., and UGI Utilities, Inc., both of which are subsidiaries of UGI Corporation. He is also a director of CEVA Logistics AG, Hexion, Inc., Momentive Performance Materials, Inc., and VECTRA Company. Mr. Schlanger also serves on the advisory board of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served as a director of CEVA Holdings, LLC (2009 to 2018) and CEVA Group, plc (2009 to 2018).

Key Skills and Qualifications

Mr. Schlanger’s qualifications to serve as a director include his senior management, strategic planning, business development, risk management, and general operational experience. Additionally, by virtue of his experience as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of ARCO Chemical Company, a large public company, and his experience serving as chairman, director and committee member on the boards of directors of large public and private international companies, Mr. Schlanger also possesses in-depth knowledge in the areas of executive compensation, corporate governance and international operations. The Board also considered Mr. Schlanger’s intimate knowledge and understanding of the Company’s businesses by virtue of his years serving as a director of the Company.

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John L. Walsh , Director since April 2005

Principal Occupation and Business Experience

Mr. Walsh is a Director and President (since 2005) and Chief Executive Officer (since 2013) of UGI Corporation. In addition, Mr. Walsh serves as a Director (since 2005) and Chairman of the Board of AmeriGas Propane, Inc. (since 2016) where he had served as a director and vice chairman since 2005. He also serves as a Director and Vice Chairman of UGI Utilities, Inc. (since 2005). Both AmeriGas Propane, Inc. and UGI Utilities, Inc. are subsidiaries of UGI Corporation. Mr. Walsh served as Chief Operating Officer of UGI Corporation (2005 to 2013) and as President and Chief Executive Officer of UGI Utilities, Inc. (2009 to 2011). Previously, Mr. Walsh was the Chief Executive of the Industrial and Special Products division of the BOC Group plc (an industrial gases company), a position he assumed in 2001. He was an Executive Director of BOC (2001 to 2005), having joined BOC in 1986 as Vice President – Special Gases and having held various senior management positions in BOC, including President of Process Gas Solutions, North America (2000 to 2001) and President of BOC Process Plants (1996 to 11 2000). Mr. Walsh also serves as Director at Main Line Health, Inc., the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Satell Institute, and the Philadelphia Zoo, and as Trustee at the Saint Columbkille Partnership School.

Key Skills and Qualifications

Mr. Walsh’s qualifications to serve as a director include his extensive strategic planning, logistics and distribution and operational experience and his executive leadership experience as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as his previous service as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, and his other prior senior management experience with a global public company. Mr. Walsh has in-depth knowledge of the Company’s businesses, competition, risks and health, environmental and safety issues. Mr. Walsh, by virtue of his current position and his previous position at a multinational industrial gas company, possesses international experience, as well as management development and compensation experience.

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M. Shawn Bort , Director since January 2009

Principal Occupation and Business Experience

Ms. Bort retired in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Finance of Saint-Gobain Corporation, the North American business of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (a global manufacturer and distributor of flat glass, building products, glass containers and high performance materials) (2006 to 2015). Ms. Bort was formerly Vice President, Finance (2005 to 2006) and Vice President, Internal Control Services (2002 to 2005) of Saint-Gobain. Prior to joining Saint-Gobain, she was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a public accounting firm (1997 to 2002), having joined Price Waterhouse in 1984. Ms. Bort also serves as a Director of UGI Utilities, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company.

Key Skills and Qualifications

Ms. Bort’s qualifications to serve as a director include her senior financial executive management experience with a global company, as well as her extensive public accounting knowledge and experience. Her education (Ms. Bort has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and operations management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania) and experience provide her with financial expertise and a well-developed awareness of IT infrastructure, financial strategy, asset management and risk management. Ms. Bort also possesses international experience by virtue of her former executive position at a large global company and corporate governance experience by virtue of her position on the advisory board at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, Center for Corporate Governance.

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Theodore A. Dosch , Director since July 2017

Principal Occupation and Business Experience

Mr. Dosch is Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Anixter International Inc. (a leading global distributor of network & security solutions, electrical & electronic solutions and utility power solutions) (since 2011). He previously served as Anixter International’s Senior Vice President, Global Finance (2009 to 2011). Prior to joining Anixter International, Mr. Dosch held a number of executive positions with Whirlpool Corporation, including CFO – North America and Vice President of Maytag Integration (2006 to 2008), Corporate Controller (2004 to 2006) and CFO – North America (1999 to 2004). Mr. Dosch also serves as a Director of UGI Utilities, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company.

Key Skills and Qualifications

Mr. Dosch’s qualifications to serve as a director include his senior financial executive management experience at both Anixter International and Whirlpool Corporation. His education (Mr. Dosch has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio University and is a certified public accountant) and experience provide him with financial expertise. Mr. Dosch possesses extensive international expertise by virtue of his positions at Anixter International and Whirlpool Corporation, companies with global operations, as well as in-depth experience in the areas of strategic planning, asset management, and risk management.

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Richard W. Gochnauer , Director since January 2011

Principal Occupation and Business Experience

Mr. Gochnauer retired in May 2011 as Chief Executive Officer and Director of United Stationers, Inc. (a wholesale distributor of business products) (2002 to 2011). He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman and President, International, of Golden State Foods Corporation (a diversified international supplier to the food service industry) (1994 to 2002). Mr. Gochnauer also serves as a Director of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (a wholesale distributor of business products in the U.S. and internationally), Golden State Foods Corporation, UGI Utilities, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, and Vodori (a private marketing solutions company).

Key Skills and Qualifications

Mr. Gochnauer’s qualifications to serve as a director include his extensive senior management experience as Chief Executive Officer of a large public company and his operational, strategic planning, technology, and business development expertise. Mr. Gochnauer is also able to offer significant insights in the areas of international operations, logistics and distribution, government regulation and corporate governance.

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Alan N. Harris , Director since March 2018

Principal Occupation and Business Experience

Mr. Harris retired in January 2015 from Spectra Energy Corporation (an operator in the transmission and storage, distribution and gathering and processing of natural gas) where he served in multiple roles since 2007, including as Senior Advisor to the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer on project execution efforts (January 2014 to January 2015), Chief Development Officer and Chief Operations Officer (2008 to 2014) and Chief Development Officer (2007 to 2008). Prior to Spectra Energy Corporation’s spin-off from Duke Energy Gas Transmission, Mr. Harris held various positions of increasing responsibility at Duke Energy, including Group Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (2004 to 2006), Executive Vice President (2003 to 2004), Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Planning (2002 to 2003), Vice President, Controller, Treasurer, Strategic Planning (2000 to 2002) and Vice President, Controller, Strategic Planning (1999 to 2000). Mr. Harris currently serves as a Director of Enable Midstream Partners, LP (an owner, operator and developer of midstream energy infrastructure assets in the United States) and UGI Utilities, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company.

Key Skills and Qualifications

Mr. Harris’ extensive background in the energy industry, and in particular natural gas distribution and transmission, provide him with industry expertise. Additionally, Mr. Harris’ experience provides him with strategic planning and business development experience. As a former senior financial executive, Mr. Harris also possesses experience in corporate finance and accounting. His education (Mr. Harris has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the University of Tulsa and is a certified public accountant) and experience provide him with financial expertise. Mr. Harris also possesses operational expertise in the energy sector by virtue of his senior executive experience at Spectra Energy and his director experience at Enable Midstream Partners.

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Frank S. Hermance , Director since September 2011

Principal Occupation and Business Experience

Mr. Hermance is the retired Chairman (2001 to 2017) and Chief Executive Officer (1999 to 2016) of AMETEK, Inc. (a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices). He previously served as AMETEK’s President and Chief Operating Officer (1996 to 1999). Mr. Hermance also serves as a Director of AmeriGas Propane, Inc. and UGI Utilities, Inc., both of which are subsidiaries of the Company, as Director Emeritus of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, as Vice Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and as an advisory board member at American Securities LLP (a private equity firm). He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Institute of Technology (until November 2016).

Key Skills and Qualifications

Mr. Hermance’s qualifications to serve as a director include his extensive senior management experience in the roles of Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer of a large global company. The Board also considered Mr. Hermance’s relevant 8 experience in the areas of international operations, logistics, distribution, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, human resources management and executive compensation.

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Anne Pol , Director from 1993 through 1997 and since December 1999

Principal Occupation and Business Experience

Mrs. Pol retired in 2005 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Trex Enterprises Corporation (a high-technology research and development company), a position she had held since 2001. She previously served as Senior Vice President (1998 to 2001) and Vice President (1996 to 1998) of Thermo Electron Corporation (an environmental monitoring and analytical instruments company and a major producer of recycling equipment, biomedical products and alternative energy systems). Mrs. Pol also served as President of Pitney Bowes Shipping and Weighing Systems Division, a business unit of Pitney Bowes Inc. (a mailing and related business equipment company) (1993 to 1996); Vice President of New Product Programs in the Mailing Systems Division of Pitney Bowes Inc. (1991 to 1993); and Vice President of Manufacturing Operations in the Mailing Systems Division of Pitney Bowes Inc. (1990 to 1991). Mrs. Pol also serves as a Director of UGI Utilities, Inc. and AmeriGas Propane, Inc., both of which are subsidiaries of UGI Corporation.

Key Skills and Qualifications

Mrs. Pol’s qualifications to serve as a director include her strategic planning, business development and technology experience as a senior-level executive with a diversified high-technology company. Mrs. Pol also possesses an important understanding of, and extensive experience in, the areas of executive compensation, human resource management, corporate governance and government regulation. The Board also considered Mrs. Pol’s intimate knowledge and understanding of the Company’s businesses by virtue of her years serving as a director of the Company.

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James B. Stallings, Jr. , Director since 2015

Principal Occupation and Business Experience

Mr. Stallings is the Chief Executive Officer of PS27 Ventures, a private investment fund focused on technology companies (since 2013). Mr. Stallings retired from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) (a global provider of information technology and services) as General Manager of Global Markets, Systems and Technology, a position he had held since 2009. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Stallings held a number of senior executive leadership positions at IBM in the technology, mainframe, software and intellectual property areas. He was founder, Chairman and CEO of E House (a consumer technology company) from 2000 to 2002. Previously he was Executive Vice President, Physician Sales & Services, Inc. (a medical products supplier) (1996 to 2000). Mr. Stallings currently serves as a director of Fidelity National Information Services Corporation (FIS) (a global provider of banking and payment technology, consulting and outsourcing solutions), Cannae Holdings, Inc. (a principal investment firm) and as a director of UGI Utilities, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company.

Key Skills and Qualifications

Mr. Stallings’ qualifications to serve as a director include his expertise and extensive experience managing enterprise-wide global technology and information systems, including responsibility for profit and loss statements. With Mr. Stallings’ combination of business development and technology infrastructure expertise, as well as his education (Mr. Stallings has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy) and his service as a director on other boards, he provides valuable business development, board-level risk management oversight (including with respect to a regulated industry), finance experience and corporate governance. The Board also considered his strong leadership, operations experience and strategic planning, as well as his investment committee experience at a venture capital company.

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Kelly Romano , Director since January 2019

Ms. Romano is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BlueRipple Capital, LLC, a consultancy firm focused on strategy, acquisitions, deal structure, and channel development for high technology companies. Ms. Romano retired from United Technologies Corporation (a diversified company that provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries) in 2016 after serving in various positions of increasing responsibility since 1984. From 1993 to 2016, Ms. Romano held a number of senior executive positions at United Technologies Corporation, including President, Intelligent Building Technologies, Building Systems & Services (September 2014 to April 2016), Corporate Vice President, Business Development, UTC Corporate Headquarters (March 2012 to September 2014), President, Global Security Products, UTC Fire & Security (May 2011 to February 2012), Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, UTC Fire & Security (January 2010 to April 2011), and President, Building Systems & Services, Carrier Corporation (January 2006 to December 2009). Ms. Romano has been an executive advisory board member of Gryphon Investors (a private equity firm 9 focused on middle-market investment opportunities) since December 2016; a senior advisory partner of Sand Oak Capital Partners, LLC (a private equity firm focused on investments in industrial and manufacturing companies in the U.S.) since May 2016; managing partner of Xinova, LLC (an innovation development and banking firm) since May 2016; and a director and co-chair of the Board of Potter Electric Signal (a leading sprinkler monitoring and fire-life safety company) since December 2017. Ms. Romano is currently a director of Dorman Products, Inc.