Paula Rosput Reynolds
President and Chief Executive Officer
" Disruptive Forces in Insurance"
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Columbia Tower Club
Sponsored by Watson Wyatt & Company
Paula Rosput Reynolds is president and chief executive officer of Safeco Corporation (NYSE: SAF), a Fortune 500 property and casualty insurance company with headquarters in Seattle.
Before joining Safeco in January 2006, Reynolds was chairman, president and chief executive officer of AGL Resources, an Atlanta-based energy services holding company that includes six natural gas utility companies, wholesale services and energy investments. During her five-year tenure as CEO, AGL Resources expanded from a regional gas utility to a multi-state, integrated energy company. Under her leadership, the company doubled its share price and market capitalization, and increased its dividend by 37 percent.
Active in the business community, Reynolds serves on the boards of directors of Delta Air Lines, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the Seattle Art Museum as well as Safeco.
Reynolds previously served as president and CEO of Houston-based Duke Energy North America, which operates power-generating facilities across the United States; and as senior vice president of Pacific Gas Transmission Company, which owns and operates a major natural gas pipeline that runs through the Pacific Northwest.
Reynolds graduated with highest honors in economics from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She worked as an economist with a Boston consulting firm before entering the energy industry in 1979.