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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 one of whom, Joseph R. Nolan, Jr., our Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, is a member 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.

Francis A. Doyle

Mr. Doyle served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Connell Limited Partnership until his retirement in 2022. 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 is the Principal of LDF Holdings LLC, a strategic consulting firm based in Massachusetts.  Ms. Forry is a Senior External Affairs and DEI executive with experience in business, state/municipal government and corporate governance. Prior to starting LDF Holdings LLC, Ms. Forry was the Vice President of External Affairs focused on building strategic partnerships in the commercial real estate sector; and served as the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations at Suffolk Construction since 2018. There Ms. Forry spearheaded the establishment of Suffolk Construction's inaugural Diversity and Inclusion department - developed ongoing strategy, programs and focused on integrating DEI across all aspects of the business. 

Previously, Ms. Forry worked for over two decades in the public sector and served in elected office for 13 years as a member of the Massachusetts State Senate (2013-2018) and House of Representatives (2005-2013). She was appointed the Senate Assistant Majority Whip in 2017.

Ms. Forry played a key leadership role in drafting legislation and passing the law focused on access and opportunity in the development of state-owned properties (known as 'MassPort Model') and inclusion of historically underrepresented groups in small business. Ms. Forry became an authority on economic issues facing small businesses and the creation of housing affordability. 

In 2020, Ms. Forry, along with 18 Black and Brown executives from leading corporations, founded the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, which works to elevate community organizations addressing racial inequities in Massachusetts.

In 2017, Ms. Forry joined in partnership with the owners and leadership of Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, New England Patriots, New England Revolution and NAACP Boston branch president to co-develop and co-implement an innovative, first in the nations, anti-racism program 'Take the Lead.' The initiative is to advance the dialogue on race, which created a network amongst the teams to foster diversity in the fan base and front office. Also, it served as a national model for a coalition of Utah based sports teams, led by the Utah Jazz. 

Ms. Forry serves on numerous boards and civic organizations, including a trustee of: Boston Public Library, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, The Winsor School, BIDMC (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Trustee Advisory Board, Make-A-Wish Mass/RI, John F. Kennedy Library Advisory Board, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Rian Immigrant Center and NHAEON (National Haitian American Elected Officials Network).

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.

Loretta D. Keane

Ms. Keane is Chief Financial Officer of Arcadia Solutions, LLC, a Boston-based health-care data platform service provider. 

She began her career as a Certified Public Accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Boston and London offices. She has also served as the chief financial officer for several software and technology-enabled service companies for over 25 years.

Ms. Keane earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Suffolk University and her Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College.  Ms. Keane has been active in Financial Executives International, the CFO Leadership Council, and has lectured at Bentley University. 

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 of the Board 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 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eversource Energy. He is also Chairman and a director of 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.

Daniel J. Nova

Mr. Nova has been a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners LLP, a global venture capital firm with offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and San Francisco since 1996. From October 2020 to December 2022, Mr. Nova also served as the Chief Investment Officer and a director of Highland Transcend Partners I Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company.

Mr. Nova currently serves as a director and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of Rent the Runway, Inc., a publicly-traded an online subscription service for clothing, and he serves as a director and member of the Compensation Committee of ThredUp Inc., a publicly-traded online resale platform. He also serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies, including Catalant Technologies, Inc., Clearco, Kyruus, Inc., and RapidSOS, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Repertory Theater, on the Board of Advisors of Global Newborn Solutions and on the President’s Advisory Council at the Whittier Street Health Center.

Mr. Nova holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Marketing and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.

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.