Pablo Vegas

EVP/COO, & President
NiSource Utilities

Pablo Vegas serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer & President, NiSource Utilities. He has overall responsibility for NiSource’s gas and electric business segments. Pablo assumed this role on June 1, 2020, after serving as Executive Vice President and President, Gas Utilities since January 2019. In that role, he had  responsibility for profit and loss, strategy, planning, operations, construction, engineering, regulatory, environmental services, and training for the seven NiSource gas distribution companies.

From September 2018 to January 2019 Pablo served as Chief Restoration Officer, leading the NiSource restoration and replacement effort in Greater Lawrence, Massachusetts. During the recovery, he was accountable for executing the restoration plan, including pipeline replacement, the repair and replacement of gas appliances for affected customers as well as community and customer support in the region.

Prior to leading the Massachusetts restoration, Pablo served as Executive Vice President, Gas Business Segment and Chief Customer Officer since May 2017. He had profit and loss responsibility for NiSource’s Columbia Gas distribution companies in Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, as well as gas field operations, customer service, billing, sales and marketing for all seven NiSource companies.

Pablo joined NiSource in May 2016 as Executive Vice President and President, Columbia Gas Group.

Prior to joining NiSource, he held a variety of senior executive positions in the regulated utility and consulting industries, including serving most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio.

Pablo joined AEP in 2005, serving in leadership positions in information technology and finance. In 2008 he assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer for AEP Texas, overseeing distribution operations as well as safety, customer service, community affairs and regulatory functions. From 2010 – 2012, he served as AEP’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Prior to joining AEP, Pablo held senior leadership positions with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Consulting.

He serves as chairman on the board of directors for One Columbus. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Gas Foundation.

Pablo attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, the AEP Strategic Leadership program at The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.