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Mark C Darrell

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Spire, Inc.

Mark DarrellMark C. Darrell has been General Counsel of Laclede Group Inc. and Laclede Gas Co. since May 2004. Mr. Darrell has been Senior Vice President of Laclede Gas of Laclede Group Inc. since September 2007. He has over 21 Years of experience in the energy business, including more than 11 years as in-house General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel for several natural gas companies. Mr. Darrell served as an Assistant General Counsel for NiSource Inc. since November 2002 and was responsible for providing support for its overall supply chain function, sales and marketing departments of its 11 natural gas and electric local distribution companies, and its environmental, health and safety departments. Prior to that, Mr. Darrell served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer since 2001 and General Counsel from 1997 to 2000 at Columbia Gas of Virginia. He joined Columbia Gas in 1997 as General Counsel, Assistant Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, and, when NiSource acquired Laclede Gas Company in November 2000 and also later served as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Darrell was with New Jersey Resources Corporation from 1992 to 1997, last served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. He was in a private energy practice in Washington, D.C., from 1987 to 1992, primarily working before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the District of Columbia Public Service Commission. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Darrell was Counsel to the American Gas Association and from 1982 to 1984, he was an Attorney-Advisor to the United States Department of Energy. He serves as Vice Chair of the International Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the American Bar Association. He is a Member of the Energy Bar Association, has served on the American Gas Association's Legal Committee. Mr. Darrell holds a degree in Political Science in 1979 from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor degree in 1982 from Georgetown University Law Center.

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