Bev is an attorney who served for 13 years as Vice President of External Affairs and Policy of Consolidated Natural Gas Company, a Fortune 500 energy company and parent of four gas utilities. Her broad management portfolio included government affairs, the CNG Foundation, and other public outreach. She also was engaged in strategic planning and other leadership projects, including corporate restructuring in the midst of deregulation of the utility industry.
In addition to testifying before Congressional committees, federal agencies, and state legislatures and commissions, Bev has developed communication initiatives ranging from public policy campaigns to marketing materials. She has written and spoken about the management of public affairs strategies in many venues, and has helped others to increase their communications skills and enhance their effectiveness.
Bev’s current and recent coaching clients include attorneys, other professionals and small business owners, and also executives with university systems, with a national laboratory, and with a major brokerage firm. In addition to coaching individuals and organizations, Bev serves as a consultant on public policy matters to Dominion, the large energy/utility company that merged with CNG. She also advises Ohio University. From 2000 through 2003, she served as special counsel to the law firm Adams & Reese, LLP.
Before joining CNG, Bev was a partner and department chairman at the law firm Wickwire, Gavin and Gibbs, PC. She began her legal career in the Market Regulation Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Before law school, Bev was Assistant to the President at Ohio University, where she founded the affirmative action program and other initiatives to foster diversity and encourage the development of leaders.
In addition to reading broadly, Bev relaxes with gardening, yoga, meditation and long country walks with husband, newspaper executive Andy Alexander, and their two dogs.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
- B.S. in Journalism, Ohio University, cum laude
- M.B.A., Ohio University, “A” average
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude
- Kennedy School Program for Senior Managers in Government (Harvard), Certificate
- Coach Training Alliance, Certificate
- International Coach Federation, Member
- Admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia
- Currently enrolled in the Georgetown University Coaching Certificate Program