New Jersey Resources announces executive promotions and key leadership changes

Several new executive and senior leadership changes were announced Wednesday at New Jersey Resources. The changes are said to position the Wall-based energy company to execute on its growth strategy, sustainability goals and investment priorities.

Patrick Migliaccio was named senior vice president and chief operating officer of New Jersey Natural Gas. Migliaccio will oversee NJNG, NJR’s largest subsidiary, advance the utility’s decarbonization efforts and direct its infrastructure investments and customer growth goals, while managing operation of its more than 770 employees and 7,600 miles of distribution and transmission main.

Roberto Bel was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer of NJR and will be responsible for the management of NJR’s financial functions, including financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, risk management and investor relations.

Sean Annitto will succeed Vice President Timothy Shea, who is retiring from NJR Energy Services in February, and lead NJR’s unregulated wholesale natural gas marketing business.

Robert Pohlman was promoted to vice president of strategy, communications, government relations and policy of NJR, including emerging clean energy markets, while overseeing public policy, government relations and communications.

Daniel Sergott was promoted to treasurer of NJR. He joined NJR in 2006 and has held a variety of leadership roles in both financial planning and analysis and corporate development functions, including director-financial planning and analysis and director-corporate development finance. As a senior leader on the finance and accounting team, Sergott was integral to NJR’s financing, equity and M&A accomplishments of the past five years.

Unless otherwise noted, changes will be effective Jan. 1.

“The elevation of these proven, capable leaders to senior roles in our organization puts New Jersey Resources in an even stronger position to execute our strategy, deliver safe, reliable service to our customers and advance our clean energy and climate goals,” said Steve Westhoven, CEO and president of New Jersey Resources. “Our team will continue to move NJR forward as a leader in sustainability and seize exciting new opportunities to invest and grow in the clean energy future.”