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Steve Lindsey, President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Lindsey is president and chief executive officer for Spire.

Prior to his role as CEO, Steve served as Spire’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, with oversight of Spire's gas utilities, the company's midstream operations – which include Spire Storage and Spire STL Pipeline – and Spire Marketing.

Since joining Spire in 2012, Steve spent 23 years in the natural gas utility business at AGL Resources, serving as president of Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas and senior vice president of southern operations for AGL Resources.

Steve holds a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and was named “Who’s Who in Energy” by the St. Louis Business Journal. In the industry, he serves as a board member of the Southern Gas Association. Carrying on Spire’s tradition of community service, his board service includes the Regional Business Council, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Sports Commission, Missouri Energy Development Association and Kansas City Civic Council.
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Steven P. Rasche, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

As Spire’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Steven P. Rasche is responsible for accounting, treasury, investor relations, financial reporting and analysis, insurance and supply chain.

Steve gained nearly 30 years of financial management and executive leadership experience in his role as chief financial officer for TLC Vision Corporation. Prior to TLC Vision, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Public Safety Equipment, Inc.

A certified public accountant, Steve earned his degree in accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia and his master’s in finance and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Steve was recently named “CFO of the Year” by the St. Louis Business Journal. In true Spire fashion, he is actively involved in the community with leadership roles in several not-for-profit and professional organizations including American Gas Association, St. Louis Equity Fund, Fair St. Louis, University of Missouri’s MBA Advisory Board and the Association for Corporate Growth Inc.

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Michael C. Geiselhart, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

Michael Geiselhart is the senior vice president, chief strategy and corporate development officer of Spire. In this role, he is responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and integration of utilities and related businesses acquired as part of the company’s growth strategy.

Mike has more than 30 years of experience on strategic transactions and projects, predominantly in the gas/electric utility and cable/telecom industries. Before joining Spire, Mike was chief financial officer for two telecom startups and an executive-in-residence for private equity firms. Previously, he held senior positions in corporate development, finance and regulatory compliance at a national cable operator (now part of Comcast) and as a cost-of-service witness at a major New England electric utility (now part of National Grid). He began his career as a CPA with a Big 4 accounting firm, and subsequently as an M&A advisor at a boutique investment bank.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in accounting, magna cum laude, from Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He also holds an MBA in finance with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was formerly licensed as a CPA in New York.

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Matt Aplington, Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

As chief legal officer, Matt is responsible for all legal functions at Spire. Previously, Matt served as vice president, general counsel of Spire, where he was responsible for corporate legal functions including litigation, labor and employment, claims, regulatory and commercial transactions.

Matt joined Spire in 2016 as director of litigation and in 2019, became general counsel of Spire Missouri – the company’s largest business unit – adding responsibility for representing the utility before the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. During that time, he received the In-House Counsel Award from Missouri Lawyers Media in the Public Company category.

Prior to joining Spire, Matt spent 10 years in private law practice representing clients from diverse industries in both litigated and transactions matters.

Matt received a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law. He is a graduate of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Rate School and the American Gas Association (AGA) Executive Leadership Development Program. Matt is also active in several industry associations including the AGA, the Natural Gas Claims & Litigation Association and the Missouri Energy Development Association.

In the community, Matt has served on the board of directors of the Christian Activity Center and the World Bird Sanctuary, and also was a member of Fair St. Louis’ executive committee. He enjoys volunteering at his church and coaching youth soccer.

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Scott Doyle, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

As Spire’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Scott Doyle has oversight of Spire's gas utilities which serve more than 1.7 million customers across Alabama, Missouri and Mississippi. Prior to joining Spire in 2024, Scott served as executive vice president of utility operations at CenterPoint Energy in Houston, Texas, leading electric and natural gas businesses serving seven million customers across multiple states. Prior to this role, Scott held numerous executive leadership positions of increasing responsibility at CenterPoint in natural gas operations and regulatory and public affairs. Scott currently serves on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Houston and has previously held board positions with the American Gas Association, American Gas Foundation, Southern Gas Association, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and the Association of Electric Companies of Texas. In addition, he serves on the Engineering Advisory Council of Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
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Mark A. Borer, Retired President, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of Board of Directors, DCP Midstream Partners, LP

Mark A. Borer served as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors for DCP Midstream Partners LP from November 2006 through December 2012. DCP Midstream Partners LP is a public midstream master limited partnership that is engaged in all stages of the midstream business for both natural gas and natural gas liquids.

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Sheri S. Cook, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Altec Inc.

Sheri S. Cook serves as senior vice president, chief administration officer at Birmingham, AL-based Altec Inc., a leading provider of products and services to utility and telecommunications markets. In her role, Cook oversees and manages human resources, information services and the administration of the Altec/Styslinger Foundation.
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Maria V. Fogarty, Retired Senior Vice President of Internal Audit and Compliance, NextEra Energy, Inc.

Maria V. Fogarty served as the Senior Vice President of Internal Audit and Compliance at NextEra Energy, Inc. from 2011 to 2014. She previously served as Vice President of Internal Audit and Director of Internal Audit for the leading clean energy company. NextEra Energy is the parent company of Florida Power & Light, the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida. In 2013, the company reported approximately $15 billion in revenue.

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Vinny J. Ferrari, Retired Chief Administrative Officer, Edward Jones

Vinny Ferrari is the retired chief administrative officer of Edward Jones 63, where he served in various leadership roles, including as general partner, chief operating officer and chief information officer. Ferrari also worked on Wall Street for 22 years with Morgan Stanley, JJ Kenny and the Chase Manhattan Bank.
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Carrie J. Hightman, Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of NiSource Inc.

Carrie J. Hightman retired from NiSource Inc. in January 2021 after having served as executive vice president and chief legal officer of NiSource Inc. since 2007. She also served as president and chief executive officer of one of Massachusetts’s largest natural gas utilities.

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Rob L. Jones, Retired Co-Head, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc.

Rob L. Jones served as co-head of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. (MLC) from 2007 until his retirement in March of 2012. Prior to serving as co-head of MLC, he held various positions with Merrill Lynch & Co. including managing director, co-head Global Energy and Power Investment Banking and founder, Merrill Lynch Commodity Partners. Jones has provided academic and career guidance to students as an executive-in-residence at the University of Texas at Austin in the McCombs School of Business. He has also served as a director of Shell Midstream Partners, L.P, and Sunoco L.P.

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Paul D. Koonce, Retired Executive Vice President, Dominion Energy

Paul D. Koonce retired in Feb. 2020 after a 38-year career in the energy sector, most notably with two decades at Dominion Energy, where he most recently served as executive vice president, president and CEO of Dominion’s Power Generation Group.
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Steve Lindsey, President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Lindsey is president and chief executive officer for Spire.

Prior to his role as CEO, Steve served as Spire’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, with oversight of Spire's gas utilities, the company's midstream operations – which include Spire Storage and Spire STL Pipeline – and Spire Marketing. Since joining Spire in 2012, Steve spent 23 years in the natural gas utility business at AGL Resources, serving as president of Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas and Florida City Gas and senior vice president of southern operations for AGL Resources. Steve holds a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and was named “Who’s Who in Energy” by the St. Louis Business Journal. In the industry, he serves as a board member of the Southern Gas Association. Carrying on Spire’s tradition of community service, his board service includes the Regional Business Council, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis Sports Commission, Missouri Energy Development Association and Kansas City Civic Council.
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Brenda D. Newberry, Retired Chairman of the Board of The Newberry Group, Inc.

Brenda D. Newberry is the retired Chairman of the Board of The Newberry Group, a provider of information technology consulting services on a global basis, specializing in information systems, technology infrastructure, data and network security and project management services. Brenda founded The Newberry Group in 1996 with her husband. Between 2007 and 2014, she also served as a director of Enterprise Financial Services Corp.

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John P. Stupp Jr., President, Stupp Bros., Inc.

John P. Stupp, Jr. has been President of Stupp Bros., Inc. since March 2004 and Chief Executive Officer of Stupp Corporation since August 1995. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Stupp Bros., Inc. from April 1995 to March 2004 and as Chief Operating Officer from April 1996 to March 2004. Stupp Bros., Inc. has two operating divisions: Stupp Bridge Company, a fabricator of steel highway and railroad bridges; and Stupp Corporation, producer of custom-made high frequency weld and spiral weld pipe for gas and oil transmission; and three subsidiaries: APCI, an integrator of linear friction welding technology; Bayou Coating LLC, coating applicators for steel line pipe; and Midwest BankCentre, a Missouri bank holding company. For the past six years, he has served and continues to serve as a director of Stupp Bros., Inc. and Atrion Corp.

Committee composition

Audit committee Corporate governance committee Compensation and human resources committee Strategy
Mark A. Borer
Sheri S. Cook
Maria V. Fogarty
Vinny J. Ferrari
Carrie J. Hightman
Rob L. Jones
Paul D. Koonce
Steve Lindsey
Brenda D. Newberry
John P. Stupp Jr.
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  • Committee Member
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