DENNIS V. ARRIOLA
Chief Executive Officer
Dennis was appointed to the position of CEO of AVANGRID in July 2020. With more than 25 years in the energy sector, Dennis joined AVANGRID from Sempra Energy where he was Executive Vice President and Group President and Chief Sustainability Officer. Throughout his career, Dennis has held a variety of leadership positions in gas and electric utilities as well as renewables, including Chairman and CEO of Southern California Gas Co., and Chief Financial Officer of SunPower Corp., San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Co. Dennis holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.
Dennis is on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Auto Club Enterprises and recently served as Chairman of the Board for the California Latino Economic Institute. He previously served as Chairman of the California Business Roundtable and on the board of the United Way – Greater Los Angeles.
Dennis has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine.
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, 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.
Catherine Stempien was appointed to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer of Avangrid Networks, Inc. in February, 2021. In this role, Catherine oversees AVANGRID’s eight electric and gas utilities, serving approximately 3.3 million customers across New York and New England. She is also responsible for regulatory affairs, asset management and planning for Avangrid Networks, Inc.
Previously, Catherine served as President of Duke Energy Florida. She also held a variety of executive roles at Duke including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and various leadership positions in the company’s legal department. Catherine holds a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Dartmouth College. She also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
ALEJANDRO DE HOZ
President & Chief Executive Officer, Avangrid Renewables, LLC
Alejandro was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Avangrid Renewables in October 2019. Alejandro has more than 13 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, preceded by several years in telecommunications. His previous executive role at Avangrid Renewables as VP of U.S. Offshore Wind followed his tenure as Offshore Business Performance director within the Iberdrola Offshore business for five years, based both in London and Madrid. He was in charge of preparing Iberdrola’s offshore wind pipeline for competitive auction processes both in the U.K. and Germany, as well as coordinating the teams to take awarded projects through the financial close. Prior to that role, he held different positions within the Iberdrola group in developing the onshore wind business internationally, including the establishment in the French market and the development of the Mexican and Brazilian markets.
Alejandro holds a degree in Physics from the University Complutense of Madrid and an MBA from ICAI-ICADE University of Madrid.
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.
Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Administration
Peter has served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of 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 United Health Care.
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.
Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Zsoka was appointed to the position of Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications in May 2021. In this role, Zsoka oversees the company’s sustainability strategy and leads internal and external communications for the company. She also has oversight of the AVANGRID Foundation, the company’s primary philanthropic arm.
Zsoka joined AVANGRID in November 2018 as Vice President of Corporate Communications with nearly 20 years of experience in highly regulated industries, consumer goods and retail. Zsoka holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.