John P. Hester
President and Chief Executive Officer
Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. and Southwest Gas Corporation
John Hester is the President and CEO of Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. and Southwest Gas Corporation (Southwest), a member of both Boards of Directors, and Chairman of the Board of Centuri Group, Inc. He is responsible for leading Southwest’s natural gas operations and pipeline construction services.
In his role as CEO, Mr. Hester is focused on taking Southwest and its subsidiaries to the next level of growth and innovation. His key areas of focus include investing in Southwest’s natural gas distribution business to enhance safety, service, and reliability for customers; continuing to grow Centuri Group, Inc. in markets across the U.S. and Canada; facilitating collaborative relationships with regulators; maintaining a team of skilled and motivated employees; and providing investors a desirable total shareholder return.
Mr. Hester began his career at Southwest as a Regulatory Analyst in 1989. Throughout his 30 years, he has held positions of increased responsibility and executive management, including those in gas supply, pricing and tariffs, regulatory affairs, systems planning, and energy resources. Prior to joining Southwest, he worked at the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources and the Illinois Commerce Commission.
Mr. Hester holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in economics from Northern Illinois University. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and is a member of the Boards of Directors of the College of Southern Nevada Foundation and the American Gas Association.