Chris has previously served as the elected Treasurer, Secretary and Member at Large of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Governing Board. He has been a member of the North American Transmission Forum Board of Directors and is on the Executive Committee of the US National CIGRE Committee. Over the years Chris has given many technical presentations throughout the world on various utility topics and currently sit on the Editorial Board of Power and Energy Magazine. In 2009 he was honored with the Outstanding Engineering Award by the Boston Chapter of the Power and Energy Society.
Prior to VELCO, he was the Senior Vice President of Network Strategy at National Grid USA responsible for engineering and asset management of the electric and gas networks in the US. He was a Senior VP for 17 years in various roles in Transmission and Distribution Operations, Engineering and Construction for operations in MA, RI, NH and NY. He oversaw several operational mergers and was Emergency Director for over 70 significant events through the years.
Chris has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a MEng in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. He attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of MA and RI.