SJW Group has appointed Carol P. Wallace, Mary Ann Hanley and Heather Hunt to the company’s board of directors effective October 9, 2019. All three women served on the board of Connecticut Water Service, which recently merged with SJW Group.
“Carol, Mary Ann, and Heather are proven leaders with a wealth of experience,” stated Eric W. Thornburg, Chairman, President and CEO of SJW Group. “As well-respected leaders who each have more than a decade of service on the board of an investor-owned water utility, they will make important contributions to the SJW Board. They bring their expertise in the New England market and history with CTWS as we leverage the strengths of our newly combined companies to better serve our customers and their communities.”
Each board member brings deep expertise, background, skills and dedication to the water service industry. Carol is the retired president and CEO, of the Cooper-Atkins Corporation; Heather is an attorney and executive director of the New England States Committee on Electricity and previously served as director of state and local government affairs at United Technologies; Mary Ann, having worked in state government for over a decade as Legal Counsel to the Governor and Director of the Office for Workforce Competitiveness, is currently the Liaison for Advocacy and Community Relations at Trinity Health Of New England.
Katharine Armstrong, Chairman of the SJW Group Nominating and Governance Committee, said, “We are proud of these exceedingly qualified new directors. The SJW Group board appreciates the value in having gender parity among its independent directors. We look forward to leveraging the strength of their experience and talent in our mission to serve customers, communities and shareholders.”
SJW Group’s board consists of 11 directors.