JAMES P. TORGERSON
Chief Executive Officer
Jim has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of AVANGRID since December 2015. Previously, Jim served as President and Chief Executive Officer of UIL Holdings since 2006. Prior to joining UIL Holdings Corporation, Jim served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (MISO) and was a member of MISO’s Board of Directors. He had also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for several natural gas and electric utilities in North America. Jim holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in accounting from Cleveland State University.
In his position as Chief Executive Officer, Jim plays an active role in the energy industry and the community. His activities include:
- Chair, American Gas Association
- Board member, Edison Electric Institute
- Trustee, Yale New Haven Health System
- Board and executive committee member, American Gas Association
ROBERT D. KUMP
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and President
Robert “Bob” Kump was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and President of AVANGRID in June 2019. In this role, Bob leads the company’s accelerated growth strategy, ensuring the successful execution of the company’s strategic plan. Previously, Bob served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avangrid Networks, Inc. where he oversaw AVANGRID’s eight electric and gas utilities serving approximately 3.2 million customers across New York and New England. With more than thirty years of experience in the utility industry, Bob has held a number of executive positions in finance, treasury and investor relations with AVANGRID.
Bob serves on the Advisory Council for Binghamton University Watson School of Engineering, and recently joined the Red Cross Board of Directors in Connecticut. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Binghamton University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.
Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
Doug was appointed Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer in April 2018. Doug is responsible for AVANGRID’s Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Risk Management, Treasury and Purchasing divisions.
Doug most recently served as vice president – controller of Avangrid Renewables, LLC and has more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Doug graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
President & Chief Executive Officer, AVANGRID Networks, Inc.
Anthony “Tony” Marone was appointed to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer of Avangrid Networks, Inc. in June 2019. In this role, Tony oversees AVANGRID’s eight electric and gas utilities, serving approximately 3.2 million customers across New York and New England. In addition, Tony also continues to serve as President & CEO of Avangrid Networks’ subsidiary, UIL Holdings, as well as utilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut including, The Berkshire Gas Company, Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation and The Southern Connecticut Gas Company. He is also responsible for regulatory affairs, asset management and planning for Avangrid Networks, Inc.
Tony began his career in 1987 as an Assistant Engineer for UIL and has served in various department leadership positions. Tony received a Master of Science degree in engineering management and business management from the University of New Haven, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the New York Institute of Technology.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Avangrid Renewables, LLC
Laura has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of managers of Avangrid Renewables, LLC since April 2017 and is responsible for executing the growth strategy of the company’s U.S. renewables business while continuing to efficiently operate a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities. Laura has spent more than 20 years with the company in a wide variety of roles. Laura most recently served as vice president, operations and management services of Avangrid Renewables, LLC.
Laura graduated with distinction from the Comillas and Strathclyde Universities as part of Iberdrola’s first MBA program in the Global Energy Industry and holds a MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah. She also serves as the chair of the board of directors of The Climate Trust, a national leader in carbon offset projects and innovative national climate change solutions.
Senior Vice President – Controller
Scott has served as Senior Vice President – Controller of AVANGRID since April 2018 and is responsible for the execution and recording of AVANGRID’s transactional processes while meeting mandatory reporting requirements and tax obligations. Scott most recently served as chief accounting officer of Avangrid Management Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AVANGRID, and was responsible for oversight in the areas of consolidation, financial reporting, internal controls, technical accounting and corporate accounting for AVANGRID.
Prior to joining AVANGRID, he served as international controller for Cole Haan LLC and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in October 2002 and served in various roles, including, most recently as senior manager in the assurance practice. Scott holds a bachelor of science degree in accountancy from Bentley University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
R. SCOTT MAHONEY
Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary
Scott has served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel for AVANGRID since December 2015 and was appointed Secretary of the Board of Directors of AVANGRID in January 2016. Scott previously served in a number of legal and senior executive positions at AVANGRID subsidiaries including vice president – general counsel and secretary of Avangrid Networks, Inc. Prior to joining AVANGRID, Scott served as an attorney in the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, earning a Bronze Star for service in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. Scott serves on the board of directors of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
Scott holds a J.D. from the University of Maine and a master’s degree, with honors, in Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School. Scott also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from University of Warwick. He is a member of the bar in Maine, New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Scott is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional and a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Corporate Administration
Peter has served as Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Corporate Administration since November 2018. Peter oversees Human Resources, Information Technology and General Services and is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategies in support of the overall company business plan and strategic direction. He has more than 20 years of broad human resources experience in a variety of business sectors, and has held a number of HR leadership roles. Prior to joining AVANGRID, Peter served as Chief Talent Officer for UnitedHealthCare.
Peter earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Psychology from University of Hartford.
Senior Vice President – Corporate Development
Ignacio has served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development since December 2015 and is responsible for delivering non-organic growth opportunities for the company beyond those of its present businesses. Ignacio most recently served as corporate vice president of business origination of Iberdrola, S.A. and served as gas markets development director.
Ignacio holds a degree in law and business from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and a master’s degree of public administration, with concentrations in industry analysis and strategic negotiation from Harvard University.
Senior Vice President – Chief of Staff
Manuel has served as Vice President – Chief of Staff since 2016 and manages a team that provides operational, financial and strategic oversight for the Chief Executive Officer of AVANGRID. Most recently Manuel served as head of finance and economic affairs for the Office of the Chairman of Iberdrola, S.A. Previously, he has held roles in wind project development and business performance in the renewables division of Iberdrola, S.A. Manuel is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has earned a master's degree in Business Administration from IE Business School and a Doctorate in Behavioral Finance from Comillas Pontifical University, in Spain.