Donald R. Raikes is president–Gas Distribution.
He is responsible for leading Dominion Energy’s gas distribution operations across the company’s footprint.
Since joining the company in 1985, he has held various positions in the interstate gas pipeline business segment. Raikes was part of the commercial team that implemented the wholesale restructuring and also led the commercial team that reactivated the Cove Point
LNG terminal. He was also responsible for the commercial transactions relating to the Cove Point Export project, as well as the ACP project. He
previously was vice president–Transmission Marketing & Business Development and was named vice president–Pipeline Customer Service & Business Development in November 2014. In August 2017, he was appointed senior vice president- Dominion Midstream Operations. In February 2019, he became senior vice president–Gas Transmission Operations and oversaw operations of the company’s portfolio of natural gas terminaling, processing, storage, transportation and related assets. He assumed his current position in October 2019. Raikes serves on the board of Homeward Virginia and serves as chair for Southern Gas Association (SGA).
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fairmont State University.