Suzanne Surface is responsible for the corporation’s internal audit and risk management functions. She was promoted to her current position upon the separation of Columbia Pipeline Group from NiSource on July 1, 2015. Suzanne previously served as NiSource Vice President of Regulatory Strategy and Support, where she was responsible for regulatory strategy, support of regulatory proceedings, and regulatory initiatives across the six Columbia Gas distribution companies. She was also responsible for demand forecasting for the NiSource electric and gas distribution companies. During her tenure as vice president, the regulatory strategy & support team partnered with the distribution companies to file 18 rate cases across six jurisdictions, and institute recovery mechanisms for accelerated pipeline replacement costs at all six Columbia Gas companies. Suzanne has been employed by the Columbia Gas and NiSource distribution companies for more than 30 years. She began her career as an intern, and has held positions of increasing authority in the rates and regulatory matters departments. She serves on the board of directors for the Columbus Speech & Hearing Center. Suzanne holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wittenberg University and a master’s degree in business administration from Capital University, where she graduated with highest honors.