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Dominion Energy appoints two directors

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Staff Writer | Richmond, Va., USA | February 15, 2019
Dominion EnergyDominion Energy, a power and energy company, has elected two new directors, James A. Bennett and D. Maybank Hagood, effective February 15, 2019.
James A. Bennett has been South Carolina Mid-South Area executive for First-Citizens Bank & Trust in Columbia, S.C., since January 2015.

Mr. Bennett joined the bank in 1994 and, prior to his most recent promotion, was executive vice president, director of Public Affairs and chief diversity officer for 12 years.

Mr. Bennett served on the board of SCANA from 1997 until SCANA's merger with Dominion Energy.

At the time of the merger, he served as chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit and Executive Committees.

Mr. Bennett has been actively involved with the Columbia Urban League for more than 25 years, having previously served as League chairman, and is the former chairman of the board of Claflin University.

He currently serves as the vice chair of the South Carolina Bankers Association and is a member of the board of directors of Prisma Health.

Mr. Bennett earned a bachelor degree in political science from the University of South Carolina, and is a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School.

D. Maybank Hagood has been chief executive officer of Charleston, S.C.-based Southern Diversified Distributors, Inc., since 2003, and has been chairman since 2012.

Mr. Hagood has also been chief executive officer of Southern Diversified subsidiary William M. Bird and Company, Inc., since 1993, having previously served as its president until June 2009.

He sat on SCANA's board from 1999 until SCANA's merger with Dominion Energy.

In 2018, Mr. Hagood served as chairman of the board, having previously served as the board's lead director and chair of the Audit Committee.

He has served as a board member and chair of a variety of businesses and civic and charitable organizations during the past 25 years.

Mr. Hagood received a bachelor's in English from the University of Virginia (UVA), and later earned his MBA from UVA's Darden School of Business.