Southwest Gas president announces retirement

Southwest Gas president announces retirement

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

On Aug. 1, Jeffrey W. Shaw, president and CEO of Southwest Gas Corporation, informed the Board of Directors that he will retire as the CEO effective March 1, 2015.

Shaw also stepped down as the company's president on Aug. 1. His career at Southwest Gas has spanned 26 years, with over 10 years as CEO.

The board has planned for this eventuality for several years and on Aug. 1, appointed John P. Hester as its president effective Aug. 1.

Hester will succeed Shaw, and will assume the position of CEO, upon Shaw's retirement.

Southwest Gas Corporation provides natural gas service to approximately 1.9 million customers in Arizona, Nevada and California.