Zsoka McDonald Joins AVANGRID as Vice President of Corporate Communications
McDonald will lead internal and external communications and corporate branding
ORANGE, Conn. — April 9, 2019 — AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading diversified energy company, today announced that Zsoka McDonald has joined the company as Vice President, Corporate Communications, responsible for overseeing internal and external communications as well as corporate branding for the company. In this role, McDonald reports directly to AVANGRID CEO James Torgerson.
“Zsoka is a seasoned communications leader who understands the intersection between reputation and brand,” said Torgerson. “Energy is critical to our quality of life and Zsoka will lead efforts to enhance and accelerate meaningful dialogue around our brand and purpose of providing reliable, renewable and sustainable energy solutions to our customers.”
With nearly 20 years of experience in highly regulated industries, consumer goods and retail, McDonald spent more than a decade in the alcohol beverage industry at Diageo, where she was Vice President of Corporate Communications for the company’s North American business. Most recently, she served in an interim capacity responsible for global external communications at retailer Hudson’s Bay Company.
“The energy sector is rapidly evolving, and as one of the cleanest energy companies in the country, AVANGRID is a leader in innovation and sustainability,” said McDonald. “I look forward to leading communications that articulate the important role AVANGRID is playing in our economy and society.”
McDonald 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.
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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $32 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com
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