Richard G. Reiten

RICHARD G. REITEN is the 2003 chairman of the American Gas
Association and Chairman of Northwest Natural Gas Company. He
joined Northwest Natural January 1, 1996, as President and Chief
Operating Officer. Effective January 1, 1997, he was named
President and Chief Executive Officer, and in September 2000 was
also elected Chairman of the Board. With the election of a new
president in May 2001, Mr. Reiten continues as Chairman of the
Board. From August 1992 to December 1995, Mr. Reiten served as
President and Chief Operating Officer of Portland General
Electric, after serving as President of Portland General
Corporation from January 1989 until July 1992. From July 1987 to
December 1988 Mr. Reiten served as Director of the Oregon
Economic Development Department and Chair for Development of the
State of Oregon Strategic Plan. From 1971 until early 1987, Mr.
Reiten served in a variety of executive positions with Hearin
Products, which was acquired by the DiGiorgio Corporation. Mr.
Reiten serves on the boards of directors for Northwest Natural,
AEGIS Insurance Services, The Regence Group, U.S. Bancorp and
Building Materials Holding Corporation. He formerly served on the
boards of Portland General Corporation and Portland General
Electric, and DiGiorgio Corporation, San Francisco. Mr. Reiten’s
civic activities include 1998 General Chair, United Way Campaign,
and Past Chairman, Portland Chamber of Commerce and Association
for Portland Progress. He continues to serve as a director of the
Oregon Business Council. He is also a trustee of The Nature
Conservancy of Oregon and the Portland Art Museum. Mr. Reiten’s
skill in dealing with the international business community led to
his appointment in 1988 to the Intergovernmental Advisory Council
to the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, DC. Mr. Reiten
holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of
Washington and completed the Executive and Board of Directors
Programs at Stanford School of Business.