or some employees, retirement seems like a distant fantasy—something they don’t have to worry about for another 20 or 30 years. For others, it’s close enough to start planning for, but far enough away not to worry—yet. However, for a good portion of Dominion’s workforce, potential retirement is right on the horizon.


Regardless of age, saving for retirement should be part of your financial plan. Recently, Human Resources presented numerous savings and pension education sessions to help take the mystery out of retirement planning. To get advice from the front lines, John Wiley spoke to several Dominion retirees about lessons they’ve learned and advice they have for those thinking about starting that next chapter.


When employees retire, it’s not just the person who leaves; often decades of experience walk out the door as well. That’s why it’s not uncommon for recent retirees to come back to help on large projects or during major outages. When Dominion embarked on the monumental task of retrofitting its electric distribution system by burying some power lines, the company reached out to Lee Gibbs for his expertise. Read about how Lee returned to Dominion to work on a project he’d been hearing about for 50 years. In addition, the Story from the past highlights a 1955 issue of The Vepcovian, the magazine for Virginia Electric and Power Co. employees, which explained the process and challenges of putting electric lines underground.


Eva S. Hardy is a familiar face on the Tredegar campus in Richmond. And though she retired from Dominion in 2008, she remains a trusted adviser to CEO Tom Farrell. Rebecca Neale sat down with Eva to talk about her childhood in Egypt, what sparked her interest in politics, and how she balances her love of travel and working part time for Dominion.


And in a lighter glance at the more recent past, have you ever wondered how your coworkers looked in high school? From bell bottoms to bouffants, check out our high school dance photo gallery to see how your colleagues got dolled up for one of the most iconic teenage rites of passage.

New horizons—

and bell-bottomed pasts

by Rebecca McNamara