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Palmetto Conservation Welcomes Weekley to Board of Directors
Palmetto Conservation Foundation welcomes Daniel A. “Dan” Weekley, Vice President–Southern Operations, Dominion Energy, to the Board of Directors to help govern and advance the mission to finish the Palmetto Trail.
“Dan is joining the Board of Directors at a critical time of building on momentum to #FinishtheTrail,” Executive Director Natalie Britt said, referring to PCF’s primary goal to finish the 500-mile Palmetto Trail across South Carolina. “His expertise in business, finance, and nonprofit fundraising will be a welcome addition to PCF’s Board,” she said.
“I am honored to join the Palmetto Conservation Foundation Board of Directors and look forward to helping conserve South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources and promote outdoor recreation,” said Dan Weekley. “Dominion Energy is a friend of the Palmetto Trail and you can count on us to fully support finishing the trail so that it can be enjoyed by the community.”
Weekley assumed his current position in January and moved south to focus on identifying business growth opportunities for Dominion Energy in the southern region.
He joined Consolidated Natural Gas in 1989 where he focused first on coal and later on natural gas transmission, storage and production. Following CNG’s merger with Dominion in 2000, he was named director in 2001 and managing director in 2007 of Northeast Government Affairs. He was named vice president–Government Affairs in January 2011, and vice president–Corporate Affairs in January 2014.
Weekley is past chairman of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut fundraising campaign, which collected more than $9.3 million. He is a member of the board of trustees of the West Virginia chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and on the board of directors of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the Greater Richmond Partnership Inc., and the Maymont Foundation. Weekley earned his bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Marshall University and his executive master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The Palmetto Trail showcases South Carolina’s diverse natural beauty, fascinating history, and rich cultural heritage. With approximately 360 miles completed and the final 140 planned, the Palmetto Trail is the longest hiking-bicycling trail and the largest trail construction project in the state. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Trail winds through 14 counties from mountains to sea—Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Union, Laurens, Newberry, Fairfield, Richland, Sumter, Clarendon, Orangeburg, Berkeley and Charleston. The Trail connects private and public lands, including state parks, national and state forests, and Revolutionary War battlefields, as well as towns, cities and countryside.
The Palmetto Trail is an accessible, free public resource that inspires active, healthy living. Built as a series of passages, the Trail is accessible for day trips, weekend jaunts, and longer treks. Passages lead users through wilderness and backwoods paths, and along urban bikeways, converted rail-trails, greenways, country roads, and even the steps of the State Capitol.
About Palmetto Conservation
The mission of Palmetto Conservation Foundation (PCF) is to conserve South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources, preserve historic landmarks, and promote outdoor recreation through trails and greenways. Founded in 1989, PCF is a statewide nonprofit organization with headquarters in Columbia. PCF’s largest and best-known project is building and maintaining the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail. In 2016, PCF inaugurated the Palmetto Conservation Corps to help interested young adults in South Carolina learn skills in trail maintenance and construction, assist with disaster recovery, and develop as the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders. The Palmetto Conservation Corps is South Carolina’s only trail-based AmeriCorps service program for young adults. To learn more about Palmetto Conservation, the Palmetto Trail and the Palmetto Conservation Corps, visit www.palmettoconservation.org and Facebook/palmettoconservation, or call 803-771-0870.
Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,200 megawatts of generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers. For more information about Dominion Energy, visit the company’s website at www.DominionEnergy.com.