Mark Bering, President
Mark Bering has over 30 years of experience in the natural gas business, two years of which were previously with Millennium as Vice President of Business Development. During that time Mark was commercially responsible for the Eastern System Upgrade and Valley Lateral projects. Before returning to Millennium in 2020, Mark’s role at DTE Midstream has included various commercial responsibilities including the pipeline business, the gathering business and growing the storage business at both Washington 10 and DTE Gas.
Prior to joining DTE Energy, Mark worked for 15 years at Union Gas in a variety of management and business development roles. Mark received his BS degree in computer science from the University of Windsor.
Richard R. Gardner, Sr. Vice President, Business Development
Rick Gardner is responsible for growth and expansion of the Millennium Pipeline through the development of new business opportunities. In this role, he seeks to add value for existing shippers by identifying opportunities to increase both supply and demand, along with adding new shippers through infrastructure enhancements.
Prior to joining Millennium, Mr. Gardner served 33 years with various New Jersey Resources (NJR) companies. At NJR he had leadership roles in the launching and early growth of NJR’s unregulated wholesale natural gas optimization business, natural gas midstream investment business, and most recently NJR’s renewable energy investment business. In these roles, he was responsible for business development, joint ventures and acquisitions. Mr. Gardner is a graduate of Bates College, Lewiston Maine.
Georgia Carter, Vice President and General Counsel
Prior to joining Millennium, Georgia Carter was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, FERC Compliance & Regulatory for the Columbia Pipeline Group, which includes Columbia Gas Transmission, Columbia Gulf Transmission, Hardy Storage and Crossroads Pipeline. Before the reorganization associated with Columbia Pipeline Group’s recent split from NiSource, she was Senior Vice President, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs.
Before joining the Columbia Pipeline Group, she served as Deputy General Counsel for Gas Transmission and Distribution for Dominion Resources Services, Inc. In addition, Carter held a variety of leadership roles in the law department and in the marketing group of Consolidated Natural Gas Company and Dominion Resources.
Carter earned an undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy from the College of William and Mary, as well as a law degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law.
John Keith, Vice President, Finance and Controller
John Keith, a licensed certified management accountant, has 20 years of gas industry experience serving in progressive management and executive capacities in the areas of internal and external financial recording, reporting and policymaking, regulatory reporting, project control and treasury. Mr. Keith’s responsibilities include the overall financial, regulatory and human resource activities of the Millennium system. Mr. Keith was formerly the Acting Controller of New York State Electric and Gas Corporation located in Ithaca New York. Mr. Keith is a graduate from Ithaca College.