Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC has appointed Joseph Shields as president of the company. He replaces Rocco D'Alessandro, who has served as Millennium's president since May of 2012. D'Alessandro has decided to retire.
Shields returns to Millennium after serving various senior leadership roles at NiSource's (NYSE: NI) Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG) – with responsibilities in the business development, customer service, operations, regulatory, and marketing areas.
Before joining CPG, Shields served as president of Millennium, where he optimized the pipeline's strategic location, delivery points, and status as a low-variable-cost pipeline, to create an ideal choice for both Marcellus shale producers and local distribution companies throughout the Northeast.
Prior to that, Shields previously served as executive vice president and COO of New Jersey Resources (NJR). At NJR, he was responsible for natural gas supply acquisition, negotiating transportation agreements, and the development of NJR Energy Services from its inception to its current standing as an energy marketing company operating throughout the US and Canada.
Shields holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Stockton State College, and has completed the “Changing the Game: Negotiation and Competitive Decision Making” program at Harvard Business School. He has also served on the Advisory Board for the School of Business at Montclair University.