The Board of Directors of Piedmont Natural Gas elected Gary Garfield to the Board of the Company.
Mr. Garfield currently serves as CEO and President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, and has held these positions since March 2010. After a March 2011 election as Vice President and Senior Officer of Bridgestone Corporation, Garfield was promoted to his current role, Senior Vice President of Bridgestone Corporation, on September 1, 2014. Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mr. Garfield joined Bridgestone in 1991 and previously served as Senior Counsel, Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary of Bridgestone Americas in Nashville.
Mr. Garfield is an active member of the Nashville community and serves as a member of the board of directors of several charitable and industry organizations, including the Tennessee Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and the United Way of Middle Tennessee. Since 2011, Mr. Garfield has also served on the Board of Visitors for Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Business and on the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. In 2012, Garfield was named National Chair for the Take Steps Be Heard walk program for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. He was a 2013 member of the Greater Nashville Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association and is serving as the 2015 Heart Walk Chairman.