The Chamber's next West Herr Driven to Success Series will be presented by Donna DeCarolis, President, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation.
Donna L. DeCarolis was named President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, National Fuel’s Utility subsidiary, in February 2019. Prior to that, DeCarolis has had a long career with National Fuel, having joined in 1983. Since 2007, she held the title of Vice President of Business Development for National Fuel Gas Company. During her tenure with the Company, DeCarolis has managed a number of different business areas, including corporate Investor Relations, Utility Customer Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Government Affairs, Energy Marketing, and Utility Consumer Business/Customer Service.
As an active participant in economic, cultural, and educational nonprofits, DeCarolis serves on numerous boards in leadership roles, including as Vice Chairperson of The Business Council of New York State and Vice President for Buffalo’s Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House Restoration Complex and in August was named to the New York State Climate Action Council, a 22-member body currently being assembled under New York’s recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). She is a board member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Niagara University, a member of the University at Buffalo School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council and the Society of Gas Lighting. DeCarolis is a past board chairperson for Shea’s O’Connell Preservation Guild as well as for Leadership Buffalo, of which she is also a graduate. DeCarolis holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo. She resides in Buffalo with her husband.