The Pittsburgh Foundation

Morgan K. O’Brien

Morgan K. O’Brien is president and chief executive officer of Peoples Natural Gas Company LLC and Peoples TWP, utilities serving approximately 700,000 customers in southwestern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. In that capacity, he is responsible for the company’s strategic, operational and financial performance.

Prior to joining Peoples Natural Gas in Feb. 2010, he served as president and CEO of Duquesne Light Holdings from Sept. 2001 to Jan. 2010. At Duquesne Light, he refocused the company as a solidly performing electricity utility and community partner. He aggressively reviewed and restructured the utility’s key operating business, which resulted in major cost reductions and customer satisfaction improvement. Under his leadership, the utility invested $500 million in the region’s electrical infrastructure to replace aging equipment and assure service reliability. He also launched a series of economic development and community outreach programs.

A Pittsburgh native, O’Brien earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in taxation from Robert Morris University. He is active in civic organizations throughout the region, including the Board of Trustees of his alma mater and at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves on many boards, some which include: the Pennsylvania Energy Association; Pittsburgh Opera; and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western PA Chapter. He was elected as the Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Allegheny County in 2012 and as the Chair of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in 2013.

O’Brien and his wife, Kathy, have four children and live in Downtown Pittsburgh.