Eversource Energy today announced that Jim Judge, Chairman, President and COE, will become the company’s Executive Chairman of the Board and that Joe Nolan, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Customer and Corporate Relations, will be promoted to President and CEO, effective May 5, 2021. Nolan is also expected to be elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2021.
Jim Judge has served as Eversource’s President and CEO since 2016 and Chairman since 2017. Under his leadership, Eversource introduced its corporate clean energy strategy and carbon neutrality vision. Joe Nolan’s experience across the company positions him well to continue what Judge began. He has been the executive vice president, customer and corporate relations for Eversource since the merger between Northeast Utilities and NSTAR in 2012 and assumed responsibility for the strategy function in early 2020.
Throughout his 35-year career with the company, Nolan has held extensive leadership positions in customer service, government and regulatory affairs, community relations, and corporate strategy. Nolan has been critical to Eversource’s environmental stewardship and clean energy leadership, including his current role as leader of the Eversource-à˜rsted joint venture that plans to develop at least 4,000 MW of offshore wind capacity.
“Joe has been a crucial contributor to Eversource’s record of strong performance and industry leadership, and to the development of our clean energy vision and future strategy,” said Judge. “I have every confidence in his ability to successfully lead Eversource into the future. His extensive experience in our industry, passion for our customers, leadership skills, and focus on results make him the ideal person to lead the company going forward.”
“This is a pivotal moment for our company and our industry,” Nolan added. “We’re working to serve as a regional catalyst for clean energy and reduction of carbon emissions. We’re leading the way in environmental and corporate responsibility, responding to customers’ need for reliable and resilient networks, and continuing to provide positive results for investors. I’m honored to assume the leadership of our capable team of 9,300 dedicated employees.”
Eversource provides electric, natural gas, and water service to 4.3 million New England customers.