Lisa Wieland

President, National Grid New England


Career: Lisa is responsible for safe, reliable and affordable energy delivery to National Grid’s customers in New England, overseeing gas and electric operations in Massachusetts and transmission in New England. She is committed to enabling the Commonwealth’s energy transition and ambitious climate goals, while keeping Massachusetts competitive.

Prior to joining National Grid, Lisa served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority, a complex quasi-public sector organization operating vital transportation assets including Boston Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field and Worcester Airport, Maritime facilities in the Port of Boston and a large commercial real estate portfolio. During her tenure, Massport completed significant capital projects, including the expansion of Terminal E for international flights, a new post-security connection linking Logan’s busiest terminals, the dredging of Boston Harbor and the modernization of the Port’s container facilities. Lisa also launched an ambitious NetZero Plan and expanded the Massport Model, a diversity and inclusion initiative in commercial real estate that has become a model for development in the region. 

Before Massport, Lisa worked as a Consultant for Bain & Company, serving clients in the health care, medical devices and consumer products industries. She began her career in broadcast journalism covering various news and political assignments for CNN.   

Skills and Competencies: Lisa is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has deep experience working with community stakeholders, customers, business partners and government officials to advance large-scale critical infrastructure projects. While Massport’s Port Director, she was named Chairperson of the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. 

External Appointments:

  • Boston Children’s Hospital, Board of Trustees

  • New England Council, Board Member