Equitrans Midstream Corp. made executive appointments on July 15 including promoting COO Diana M. Charletta and naming a new board chairman.

Diana M. Charletta, president and COO of Equitrans Midstream. (Source: Equitrans Midstream Corp.)
​Diana M. Charletta was
appointed as president
of Equitrans Midstream,
effective July 10.
(Source: Equitrans
Midstream Corp.)

Charletta, who will retain her current position as COO, now will also serve as president of Equitrans, its general partner and publicly-traded subsidiary, EQM Midstream Partners LP, according to a press release from the Pittsburgh-based company on July 15.

She had joined EQT Corp., the former parent company of Equitrans, in 2002 as a senior pipeline engineer and during her tenure held various management positions with increased responsibility. She was later appointed executive vice president and COO of Equitrans during its spinoff from EQT last year.

Equitrans also said July 15 that its board elected Thomas F. Karam, currently the company CEO, as chairman, replacing David L. Porges.

“Throughout her 25-year career, Diana has been successful at every level and excelled in her accomplishments as she earned her way to become president and chief operating officer of Equitrans Midstream,” Karam said in a statement. “Diana is a respected leader among her peers and across the organization; and she possesses an unmatched and deep-rooted scope of operational experience that will benefit Equitrans Midstream as we continue our quest to be the premier midstream services provider in North America.”

Charletta began her energy career in 1992 with Chevron, working as a roustabout and engineer, before joining Quicksilver Resources (formerly Mercury Exploration Co.) as a petroleum engineer.

Karam will retain his current roles of CEO for both Equitrans and its general partner. Meanwhile, Porges will remain a director on the Equitrans board.

Equitrans said the executive appointments took effect July 10. The company is one of the largest natural gas gatherers in the U.S. with a footprint in the Appalachian Basin, where the company recently added onto its position through more than $1 billion worth of acquisitions.