Board of Directors

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Margarita K. Dilley, Chair
Former Telecommunications Executive

Ms. Dilley is a consultant, prior to which she was the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and a Director of ASTROLINK International LLC from 1998 to 2004, a Director of Strategy & Corporate Development and Treasurer of INTELSAT from 1992 to 1998 and Treasurer, COMSAT Corporation, from 1987 to 1992. 

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, a Master of Arts from Columbia University, and a Master of Business Administration from Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Dilley is the Chair of the Board of Directors of CH Energy Group, Inc. and of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation; she serves on the Audit & Risk Committee and the Governance & Human Resources Committee.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Fortis Inc. 

Ms. Dilley has been a Director since 2004.

Geoffrey L. Brackett

Geoffrey L. Brackett
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Marist College

Mr. Brackett is the Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Marist College, serving as executive vice president since 2010 where he oversees many of the key operating areas of the college, including information technology, human resources, student affairs, institutional research and planning, buildings and grounds, and safety and security.

He also oversees the strategic planning and annual operations for the college, and he serves as the key point of contact for local government officials.

Mr. Brackett earned a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Oxford.

Mr. Brackett has been a Director since 2020; he serves on the Audit & Risk Committee.

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Heather Briccetti, Esq.
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Ms. Briccetti is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Business Council of New York State, Inc., the statewide association advocating for New York’s business community.

Ms. Briccetti joined The Business Council in 2007, as Vice President of Government Affairs, overseeing the organization’s legislative and pro-growth agendas. She holds a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.  Prior to The Business Council, she was a consultant and lobbyist for Powers and Company, where she advised clients on a range of issues including high-profile economic development projects such as the Javits Center expansion and the new Yankee Stadium in New York City.

She has also served as assistant counsel to the New York State Senate majority, as a legislative aide and counsel to the New York State Assembly majority committee on Racing and Wagering, and special counsel in the New York State Attorney General’s Office.  She also founded a private law practice, Sweeney & Wollowitz, and she served as the chief public defender for Rensselaer County, earlier in her career.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a J.D. from Albany Law School.

Ms. Briccetti has been a Director since 2014; she serves on the Governance & Human Resources Committee.

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Kevin Cleary
Former Vice President, Sales Transaction Support and Senior Location Executive, IBM

Mr. Cleary served as the Vice President of Sales Transactions Support of IBM from January 2011 to 2017, and he also served as the Senior Location Executive at IBM’s manufacturing and development site in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., from 2012 to 2017.  In these roles, Mr. Cleary managed an organization of more than 2,500 professionals. Mr. Cleary served as the Vice President, Hardware Sales North America of IBM, overseeing a $7 billion hardware sales business, from January 2010 to 2011, and, prior to that, served from January 2008 to January 2010 as General Manager Asset Recovery Services of IBM, where he was responsible for worldwide used equipment sales, generating annual revenue of approximately $2 billion.

He is a member of the boards of directors of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie Alliance and the United Way of Dutchess and Orange Region. 

Mr. Cleary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Syracuse University.

Mr. Cleary has been a Director since 2016; he serves as the chair of the Governance & Human Resources Committee.

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Roger Dall'Antonia
President and Chief Executive Officer of FortisBC

Mr. Dall’Antonia is President and Chief Executive Officer for FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc., overseeing electricity and natural gas business operations. With more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, he has been trusted in numerous leadership roles throughout the organization, including executive oversight of customer service and technology, regulatory affairs, strategic planning and corporate development, finance and treasury.

Mr. Dall’Antonia serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Gas Association, Canadian Electricity Association and Western Energy Institute, as well as the Board of Governors for the BC Business Council. He is also a board member for the FortisBC group of companies and has previously served on the board of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation and Resource Centre.

Mr. Dall’Antonia holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mr. Dall'Antonia has been a Director since 2018; he serves on the Governance & Human Resources Committee.

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Steven M. Fetter, Esq.
President, Regulation UnFettered

Mr. Fetter is the President of Regulation UnFettered, a utility advisory firm. Prior to his current position, he worked at Fitch Ratings, from 1993 to 2002, holding the title of Group Head and Managing Director, Global Power Group, from 1998 to 2002, and before that he was Chairman and Commissioner of the Michigan Public Service Commission from 1987 to 1993.  Among other roles, he was also Acting Associate Deputy Under Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, in 1987, and the Majority General Counsel, Michigan state Senate, from 1984 to 1985.

He serves as a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Fetter has been a Director since 2002.

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Charles A. Freni, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation

Mr. Freni is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation and CH Energy Group, Inc.  Mr. Freni has more than three decades of experience at Central Hudson, previously as Central Hudson’s Senior Vice President of Customer Services, Transmission and Distribution Operations, as well as its Vice President of Engineering and Environmental Affairs.  He has been recognized nationally for his efforts in leading storm restoration activities following the large Hudson Valley storm emergencies of the last decade and overseeing power restoration to sister utility FortisTCI in Turks and Caicos in 2017 following Hurricane Irma’s devastation. 

He is active in the community and serves on the board of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley.  He also served on the boards of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. and The Conference Board.

Mr. Freni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA from Union College. 

Mr. Freni has been a Director since 2018.

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Mark Kastner, P.E.
President, La Bella Associates

Mr. Kastner is the President of The Chazen Companies, a professional engineering, land surveying, environmental, planning and landscape architecture-services firm based in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Mr. Kastner’s volunteer involvement includes service on behalf of the Hudson Valley County Economic Development Corporation, the Council of Industry of Southeastern New York, and he has served on the board of the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress and the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries/Clarkson University. 

He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Business Administration from Union College.  He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New York.

Mr. Kastner has been a Director since 2013; he serves on the Audit & Risk Committee.

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Mary D. Madden
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Ms. Madden is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Valley Credit Union.

She serves on the board of directors of Nuvance Health and the Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress.  In the past, she has played a leadership role with several groups including the American Heart Association of Dutchess/Ulster, the Filene Research Council, the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation, and the advisory council for Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.

From 2011 to 2016, she served the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on its local advisory panel reporting to the national Community Deposit Institutions Advisory Council. Ms. Madden was named 2011 Business Person of the Year by the Poughkeepsie Journal and 2013 Woman of the Year by the Junior League of Poughkeepsie.  She also received the 2010 Commitment to Community award from Greater Southern Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce.

She earned a Bachelor's degree from Indiana University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Ms. Madden serves as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board of Directors of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation.

Ms. Madden has been a Director since 2013.

Susan Gray

Susan Gray
Chief Executive Officer,  UNS Energy Corporation

Ms. Gray is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy Services, and their parent company, UNS Energy Corporation. She joined Tucson Electric as an engineering student in 1994.

Ms. Gray is a founding member of Women in Energy, a group that seeks to develop, mentor and inspire women in the energy industry. She serves on the boards of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Sun Corridor and the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management and College of Engineering. She also serves on advisory boards for Edison Electric Institute and Western Energy Institute.

Ms. Gray earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

Ms. Gray has been a director since 2021. She serves as a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee. 

James R. Reid

James R. Reid
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Fortis Inc.

Mr. Reid is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Fortis Inc.

Mr. Reid was previously a partner with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto where he practiced for 20 years. Prior to joining Fortis, Mr. Reid had a 15-year relationship with Fortis Inc., having advised on corporate governance matters, large capital market transactions, regulatory applications and mergers and acquisitions in both Canada and the United States.

He earned a Bachelor of Laws from the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from McGill University in Montreal.

Mr. Reid was an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto for 10 years, teaching the Advanced Business Law Workshop in corporate finance. He was also an original member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law at the University of British Columbia, serving until 2020.

Mr. Reid serves on the Boards of Directors of UNS Energy, FortisAlberta, Central Hudson and FortisOntario, all Fortis utilities. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Wataynikaneyap Power PM, a Fortis subsidiary acting as the project manager for the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project, a partnership with 24 First Nations that is building a transmission line to connect 17 First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario to the power grid.

Mr. Reid has been a Director since 2022, and serves as a member of the Governance and Human Resources Committee.