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President, National Grid New York
Career: In Rudy’s more than 30-year tenure at National Grid and its legacy companies, he has served in several senior and operational roles; most recently as Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Wholesale Networks & Capital Delivery business. In that role, he oversaw businesses with an asset base of $5 billion, including one of the largest electric transmission networks in the northeast, New England’s first large-scale battery energy storage system, generation plants, and the development and construction of complex capital projects. Rudy has also held senior positions of responsibility in National Grid’s Shared Services, Customer Operations, Strategic Planning, Engineering, and Operations.
Skills and competencies: A native of Brooklyn, Rudy earned his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Pratt Institute and has a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University. He is the President of National Grid’s New York business, leading the company’s regulated energy delivery portfolio, which provides electricity and natural gas service to 4 million customers across the state. The company’s New York service area spans from Niagara Falls to the forks of Long Island.
In his role, Rudy is responsible for the financial, operational and customer-focused performance of the New York business and manages relationships with regulators, government officials and the communities National Grid serves. He is committed to ensuring the delivery of safe, reliable, resilient and affordable energy to all customers, as well as advancing National Grid’s and New York’s clean energy goals.
Board member of the Partnership for New York City
Member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member of the American Gas Association
Member of the Edison Electric Institute
Board member of Energy Insurance Mutual (EIM)
Board member of Grid Wise Alliance
Board member of Green-Wood