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11/12/2018

AVANGRID, Inc. Appoints Peter Church Chief Human Resources Officer

AVANGRID, Inc. Appoints Peter Church Chief Human Resources Officer

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ORANGE, CT — November 12, 2018 — AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company, today announced the appointment of Peter Church as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Church will oversee Human Resources, Information Technology and General Services.


Reporting to AVANGRID CEO James Torgerson, Church will be responsible for developing and executing human resource strategies in support of the overall company business plan and strategic direction of the organization.


“Peter is a great addition to the AVANGRID management team as we think about the AVANGRID culture and employer brand reputation,” said James Torgerson, CEO of AVANGRID. “He brings a great balance of practical HR process experience and big picture thinking around workplace culture and employer brand.”


Church comes to AVANGRID from UnitedHealthcare, where he was Chief Talent Officer responsible for creating, leading and driving talent strategies, ensuring the ongoing and successful attraction, development and engagement of a world class workforce.


“This is an exciting time for AVANGRID as the company has completed the integration of its new structure and continues to grow and evolve,” said Church. “I am looking forward to further solidifying the company brand and culture as one AVANGRID organization.”


Church has more than 20 years of broad human resources experience in a variety of business sectors and in multiple HR leadership roles including The Hartford, Aetna and United Technologies. He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Hartford with concentrations in Psychology. He is a member of the National Leadership Council with RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.

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About Avangrid

About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

 

About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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