Board of Trustees
Eversource's Board of Trustees oversees the business affairs and management of the company. The Board currently consists of 12 Trustees, only two of whom, James J. Judge, our Executive Chairman of the Board, and Joseph R. Nolan, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, are members of management.
Below is a brief summary of each Trustees experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led to them being elected to the Board.
Cotton M. Cleveland
Ms. Cleveland is President of Mather Associates. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of Main Street America Holdings, Inc. and Ledyard National Bank, and was the founding executive director of the state-wide Leadership New Hampshire program.
She served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation in 2016. She has served as the Moderator of the Town of New London, New Hampshire and The New London/Springfield Water Precinct.
Ms. Cleveland has also served as chair, vice chair and a member of the Board of Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire, co-chair of the Governor’s Commission on New Hampshire in the 21st Century, and an incorporator for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
She is a certified and practicing Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) volunteer for abused and neglected children. Ms. Cleveland graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics.
James S. Distasio
Mr. DiStasio served as Senior Vice Chairman and Americas Chief Operating Officer at Ernst & Young, a registered public accounting firm, until his retirement in 2007. He also served as a director of EMC Corporation.
He previously served as a director of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and as a trustee of Catholic Charities of Boston, the Boston Public Library Foundation and the Wang Center for the Performing Arts.
Mr. DiStasio received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Francis A. Doyle
Mr. Doyle is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Connell Limited Partnership. Prior to that, he was vice chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he was Global Technology Leader and a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team.
He is a director and a member of the audit committee, nominating and governance committee, and investment committee of Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc. He served as lead director, chairman of the audit committee and a member of the executive and compensation committees of Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
Mr. Doyle served as a director of Citizens Financial Group, where he was a member of the executive committee and chaired the compensation committee, as a trustee of the Joslin Diabetes Center, where he chaired the finance committee, and as a trustee of Boston College.
Mr. Doyle is a certified public accountant and holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston College.
Linda Dorcena Forry
Ms. Forry has served as the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations, Northeast Region, at Suffolk Construction since 2018. Ms. Forry served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 2005 – 2018, where she was appointed Assistant Majority Whip in 2017. She served as Acting Chief of Staff and Executive Staff of the Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston from 1999 – 2005 and was a Legislative Assistant for the Massachusetts State Legislature from 1997 to 1999.
Ms. Forry serves on numerous boards and civic organizations, including the John F. Kennedy Library Advisory Board, the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester and the Institute of Justice and Democracy in Haiti.
Ms. Forry received her bachelor’s degree from Boston College Carroll School of Management in 2014 and her Masters of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 1998.
Gregory M. Jones
Mr. Jones has served as the Vice President of Community Health and Engagement for Hartford Healthcare since 2017. Mr. Jones served as Vice President at JP Morgan from 1994 – 1997. He served as Vice President of business development of US Water, a joint venture partnership of Bechtel Construction and United Utilities until 2000. Mr. Jones joined Pratt &Whitney as a director of business development and was promoted to President and General Manager of its specialty materials and services in 2004. In 2011 he joined Tyco Fire & Security as director of North American mergers and acquisitions.
In April of 2012 he established The Legacy Foundation of Hartford, Inc. Mr. Jones serves as Chairman of the Board of The Legacy Foundation of Hartford, Inc. and as a Board member of the Greater Hartford Community Foundation.
Mr. Jones received his BS degree from Morgan State University, his MPM from Carnegie Mellon University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
James J. Judge
Mr. Judge is Executive Chairman of the Board of Eversource Energy. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2016 – May 2021.
Previously, Mr. Judge served as Chairman and a director of The Connecticut Light and Power Company, NSTAR Electric Company, NSTAR Gas Company, Public Service Company of New Hampshire and Yankee Gas Services Company from May 2016 until May 2021.
Mr. Judge also serves on the Board of Directors of Edison Electric Institute and the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership. Mr. Judge graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.
John Y. Kim
Mr. Kim is Managing Partner, Brewer Lane Ventures, LLC.
Mr. Kim has served as the President of New York Life Insurance Company since 2015 and served a variety of other management positions at New York Life, including the company’s Chief Investment Officer until his retirement in 2018. Mr. Kim serves as a Director of Franklin Resources, Inc., a publicly held company.
Mr. Kim served as President of Prudential Retirement and its predecessor CIGNA Retirement and Investment Services from 2002 to 2007 and served as the Chief Executive Office of Aeltus Investment Management, a subsidiary of Aetna.
Mr. Kim served as a Director of Fiserv, Inc. and is a member of its audit committee. Mr. Kim has served as the Vice Chair of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, a member of the MetroHartford Alliance and as a chairman of the University of Connecticut Foundation.
He has also been active with the Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Hartford Stage Co., and the Connecticut Opera Association.
Mr. Kim received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1983 and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1987.
Kenneth R. Leibler
Mr. Leibler is Chairman of the Board and a trustee of The Putnam Mutual Funds. He is a trustee emeritus of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and served as a trustee and vice chairman of Beth Israel Medical Center.
He is a founding partner of the Boston Options Exchange and served as its chairman from 2004 to February 2007. He is a past vice chairman of the Board of Directors of ISO New England, Inc., the independent operator of New England’s bulk electric transmission system. He also served as a director of The Ruder Finn Group.
Mr. Leibler graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University.
David H. Long
Mr. Long is Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc. He was elected President and a Director of Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. in 2010, became Chief Executive officer in 2011 and was elected Chairman in 2013. Mr. Long served in various positions within Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc. from 1985 through 2010 including Commercial Markets, Underwriting and Financial and Mergers and Acquisitions.
He serves on numerous boards and civic organizations, including the Hartwick College, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital’s President’s Council, Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC), Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, Board of Governor’s for the Boston College Chief Executives’ Club of Boston, MIT President’s CEO Advisory Board, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Jobs for Massachusetts, Inc., Tamarack Technologies and Chairman for the annual fundraiser, Aspire which provides social services and development opportunities for children and young adults on the Autism spectrum. He also serves as a director and officer of the Common Room, a non-profit organization.
Mr. Long received his bachelor’s degree from Hartwick College in 1983 and his Master of Science in finance from Boston College in 1989.
Joseph R. Nolan, Jr.
Mr. Nolan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Eversource Energy. He is also Chairman and a director of The Connecticut Light and Power Company, NSTAR Electric Company, NSTAR Gas Company, Public Service Company of New Hampshire and Yankee Gas Services Company.
Previously, Mr. Nolan served as Executive Vice President-Strategy, Customer and Corporate Relations of Eversource Energy since February 5, 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Nolan served as Executive Vice President-Customer and Corporate Relations of Eversource Energy from August 8, 2016 to February 5, 2020.
Mr. Nolan also serves on the Boards of Directors of the New England Council, Chairman’s Council, Boston Children’s Hospital, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, Long Island, New York Association, Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, Camp Harbor View Foundation and Cradles to Crayons. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and his Master of Business Administration degree from Boston College.
William C. Van Faasen
Mr. Van Faasen is Chairman Emeritus of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). He served as Chief Executive Officer of BCBSMA from 1992 until his retirement in 2007 and also served as interim Chief Executive Officer in 2010.
He is a director of Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc. and currently serves as Lead Director. He has served as a director of IMS Health, Inc. and PolyMedica Corporation. He is an honorary director of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and previously served as a director of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
Mr. Van Faasen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.
Frederica M. Williams
Ms. Williams is President and Chief Executive Officer of Whittier Street Health Center in Boston. Prior to joining Whittier, she served as the Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Dimock Center.
Ms. Williams is a member of the Board of Trustees of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and Boston Health Net. She is a fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, International Women’s Forum and Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.
Ms. Williams attended the London School of Accountancy, passed the examinations of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Financial Administrators, (United Kingdom) (ICSA) and of the Institute of Administrative Management (United Kingdom), with distinction, and was elected a Fellow of the ICSA in 2000.
She received a graduate certificate in Administration and Management from the Harvard University Extension School and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Anna Maria College.