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Arden T. Phillips

Arden T. PhillipsCorporate Secretary and Corporate Governance Officer

Arden Phillips is Corporate Secretary and Corporate Governance Officer of WGL Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Washington Gas Light Company. He plays an integral role in coordinating the actions of directors, maintaining relations between management and the board, and addressing Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate governance questions. Mr. Phillips also has significant responsibility for preparing and filing periodic reports and disclosures required under federal securities laws.

Prior to joining WGL Holdings in 2005, Mr. Phillips worked at various private law firms where he obtained experience with a wide range of corporate transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of agreements and ancillary documents for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and secured financing transactions. He also advised and represented issuers in private offerings of debt and equity.

Mr. Phillips is the Chair of the Corporate & Securities Committee for the Association of Corporate Counsel. He is also the vice president of programs and an advisory board member (mid-Atlantic chapter) for the Society of Governance Professionals and Corporate Secretary. He has recently been published several times in the National Law Journal, writing about SEC rules and corporate governance.

Mr. Phillips is a graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Duke University School of Law.