Kabat to join NiSource board of directors

NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) has elected Kevin T. Kabat to the company’s board of directors. He will also serve on the board's Audit and Finance committees. 

Kabat currently serves as CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, a position he has held since April 2007, and vice chairman. Before becoming CEO, he served as president since 2006 after leading both retail and affiliate banking. He was previously vice chairman and president of Old Kent Bank, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp in 2001.

Kabat has been a director at Unum Group since 2008. He is a member of the board at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Financial Services Roundtable, and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Kabat previously served on the board of directors of Davenport University, Lacks Industries, Clark Retirement Community, Grand Rapids Foundation, ADAC Plastics, Right Place Inc., Spectrum Hospital, the Consumer Bankers Association, Michigan Business Roundtable, and United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

He holds a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Purdue University and a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from John's Hopkins University.

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