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Executive Team

The Iroquois Leadership Team

Jeffrey A. Bruner

Jeffrey A. Bruner, President

Jeff Bruner began his duties as President of the Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company (IPOC) in March 2013. Jeff was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at IPOC for over 20 years before being named President. He earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Denver. Prior to joining Iroquois in 1992, Jeff was with Transco Energy Company.

Jeff serves on the Board of Directors as Past Chairman for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Gas Association (NGA). He is also a member of the Society of Gas Lighting.

Scott E. Rupff

Scott E. Rupff, Vice President, Marketing, Development & Commercial Operations

Scott has over 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry. Prior to joining Iroquois in 1994, Scott was employed by The Long Island Lighting Company where he held various positions within the gas supply organization.

As VP, Marketing, Development & Commercial Operations, Scott is responsible for leading the Company's overall Marketing/Sales, Rates, Customer Satisfaction, Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Commercial Operations/Gas Control initiatives.

Scott serves as the IPOC representative to the INGAA Legal/Rates and Gas/Electric Committees and is also a member of the Society of Gas Lighting.

Paul R. Amato

Paul R. Amato, Vice President, Engineering, Operations and EH&S

Paul has over 31 years of engineering experience within the natural gas industry. Prior to joining Iroquois in 1997, Paul was with Algonquin Gas Transmission where he held various supervisory and engineering positions.

As VP, Engineering & Operations, Paul provides overall direction of the company's Engineering, Environmental, Field Operations, Right of Way Health & Safety and Procurement functions.

Paul serves as the IPOC representative to the INGAA Foundation, the INGAA Pipeline Safety Executive Committee, and the NGA Operations Managing Committee.

Michelle Wieler

Michelle Wieler, Senior Director, Financial Services & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle has over 27 years of accounting and financial experience. Prior to joining Iroquois in 1995, Michelle was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick where she held various positions within the audit and tax departments.

As Senior Director, Financial Services & Chief Financial Officer, Michelle is responsible for the leadership and management of the company’s accounting, finance, and tax functions as well as insurance risk and property tax management. She is also responsible for external financial stakeholder communications.

Michelle serves as the IPOC representative to the INGAA FERC Accounting Committee and the INGAA Tax Committee.