Joseph R. Nolan, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Office, Eversource Energy

Joseph R. Nolan, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Eversource Energy, New England’s largest utility. Eversource serves approximately 4.3 million electric, natural gas and water customers across Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Joe is also a member of Eversource’s Board of Trustees.

Joe joined Eversource in 1985 and served in various customer service and government affairs positions before becoming Vice President of Government Affairs in 1999.  In this role, Joe was instrumental in obtaining support for company policies and positions from the state legislature, federal agencies and the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy. Joe also successfully directed the internal and external communications of electric restructuring and the sale of generating plants. 

He subsequently served as Senior Vice President, Customer & Corporate Relations, then as Executive Vice President, Business Strategy, Customer Care & Corporate Relations. Joe oversaw Eversource’s innovative strategic investments in offshore wind, battery storage, electric vehicles, and other technology. In 2015, Joe also led the company’s comprehensive brand change strategy and three-state rollout, bringing six operating companies together as one customer-facing brand: Eversource.

In addition to his Eversource responsibilities, Joe serves on the Chairman’s Council of Boston Children’s Hospital; on the boards of directors of the New England Council, Sancta Maria Skilled Nursing Facility, the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, the Camp Harbor View Foundation and the Long Island Association; and the advisory board of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation.  Joe is also active in the communications and government relations committees of the Edison Electric Institute and the American Gas Association.

Joe holds a Master of Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Boston College.  Joe and his wife Therese reside in Belmont, Massachusetts, with their four daughters Olivia, Hannah, Isabelle and Claudia.

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