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Southwest Gas Corporation Announces Management Retirement and Officer Promotion

May 8, 2008 at 7:01 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) announced the retirement of Thomas R. Sheets (Senior Vice President/Legal Affairs & General Counsel) effective September 2008. Mr. Sheets began his 21-year career with the Company as a Litigation Attorney. He was promoted through various positions within the Regulatory Affairs and Legal Affairs departments, ultimately becoming an officer and General Counsel in 1997 before assuming the role of Senior Vice President/Legal Affairs & General Counsel in 2000.

The Company also announced the promotion of Karen S. Haller to Vice President/Deputy General Counsel & Compliance Officer. She will assume the role of General Counsel upon Mr. Sheets' retirement in September 2008. Ms. Haller began her career with Southwest Gas in 1997 as a Senior Attorney within the Legal Affairs Department. She assumed the role of Associate General Counsel in 1998 and the Assistant General Counsel role in 2000. In 2006, she was promoted to Assistant General Counsel & Director/Legal Affairs. She was named the Company's first Corporate Compliance Officer in 2003 and will continue to serve in that capacity. Prior to joining Southwest, Ms. Haller was in private practice in Tucson, Arizona. Ms. Haller holds a bachelor's degree with Honors in Finance from the University of Wyoming, as well as a juris doctorate degree from Cornell Law School. She is a member of the State Bars of Arizona, California, and Nevada.

SOURCE Southwest Gas Corporation