James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr.

Lead Director at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr.

James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr.

Lead Director at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Overview
Career Highlights

WGL Holdings, Inc.
Washington Gas Light Company, Inc.

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2512

Primary Location

Baltimore, MD, United States

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

1953

Age

67

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Washington Gas Light Company, Inc.

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at The Harbor Bank of Maryland

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Former Chief Executive Officer at PPG Industries, Inc.

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Senior Advisor at TPG Capital, LP

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Executive Chairman at Elucida Oncology, Inc.

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Former Governor of Montana

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Former Vice Chairman at New Britain Museum Of American Art

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Co-Founder at Diversified Trust Co.

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Fund Advisor at StarVest Management, Inc.

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James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr.
Lead Director at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
Education
Master of Business Administration
Class of 1978

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Juris Doctor
Class of 1978

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1974

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Lead Director
2002 - ?

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. provides financial life insurance and services. It offers annuities, disability income insurance, investments, long term care and wealth management, retirement plans, and trust services. The company was founded on May 15, 1851 and is headquartered in Springfield, MA.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
2000 - 2009

WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Washington Gas, our leading subsidiary, has provided safe, reliable natural gas service to customers in the D.C. area for over 160 years and, today, serves more than one million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Our unregulated subsidiaries provide energy-related services to residential and commercial customers, including government organizations. Whether we are distributing clean natural gas safely to a customer’s home, providing electric power through renewable wind energy, or installing energy-efficient systems for the federal government, our vision is consistent and clear throughout our business: to be the preferred source of clean and efficient energy solutions

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 2009

Washington Gas Light Co. develops and distributes natural gas. Its regulated utility segments include operating a safe and reliable natural gas distribution system, having sufficient natural gas supplies to meet customer demands, being competitive with other sources of energy such as electricity, fuel oil and propane, having access to sources of liquidity, recovering the costs and expenses of this business in the rates charged to customers and earning a fair, just and reasonable rate of return on invested capital. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Director
1996 - Current

The Harbor Bank of Maryland, part of Harbor Bankshares Corp., is an American company located in Baltimore, MD, focused on state commercial banks. Joseph Haskins has been the CEO of the firm since 1980.

Director
Current

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (Investment Portfolio) (MML-IP) is the investment portfolio division of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. that was founded in 1851. They are also known as MassMutual Financial Group. MML-IP provides life insurance and financial products including annuities, disability income insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement planning products, income management and other products and services for individuals, business owners and corporate and institutional markets. The firm is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 2009

Washington Gas Light Co. is a regulated public utility company, which engages in the natural gas distribution business. It provides regulated distribution of natural gas to retail customers under tariff rates designed to provide for a return on the investment used in providing that service. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is: the largest regional network of business and non-profit leaders the only regional organization representing all industry sectors focused on growing members’ businesses comprised of members from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and nonprofit organizations a 501(c)(6) association supported by its members, programs and events

Chairman
Prior

Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association (AGA) represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. Today, more than 68 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across the nation receive their reliable, affordable supplies of natural gas from AGA members—and natural gas meets almost a quarter of America’s energy needs.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE SCIENCE FIELD.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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N/A
2011

Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies is a non-profit organization. The firm focuses on the future of work, the future of entrepreneurship, and the use of technology for the African-American community. It offers solutions-based strategies that help develop a local workforce with the skills to mitigate challenges and seize new opportunities. The company was founded by Kenneth B. Clark and Louis E. Martin in 1970 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

N/A
2010

The District of Columbia Bar is the second largest unified bar association in the United States. The D.C. Bar’s core functions, supported by member dues, are the registration of lawyers, operation of a lawyer disciplinary system, maintenance of a Clients’ Security Fund, and certain other administrative operations. Many of the important educational and public service programs carried out by the Bar are made possible by voluntary contributions, user fees, and other nondues sources of income. The Bar is governed by a Board of Governors composed of 20 lawyers selected by the active membership and three members of the public appointed by the Bar itself as nonvoting members.

$100 - $249
2010

Adventure Cycling Association is a non-profit organization, which engages in the provision of tools and inspiration for people to travel by bicycle. It focuses on expanding and integrating bike-travel networks. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Missoula, MT.

Political Donations
$10K
2012

Former President of United States

$500
2011

Senator from Connecticut

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WGL Holdings, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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