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February 9, 2021 BIZ PEOPLE

New president and CEO named for Avangrid Networks

PHOTO | CONTRIBUTED  Catherine S. Stempien

Avangrid, Inc., a sustainable energy company based in Orange, has picked Catherine S. Stempien to serve as the president and CEO of its subsidiary, Avangrid Networks.

Stempien starts in her new position on March 15. She will take over for Anthony Marone, who is retiring after 33 years with the company.

Stempien will lead Avangrid’s largest business unit, serving 3.3 million customers with electric and gas service through eight companies in Maine, Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.

She is currently the president of Duke Energy Florida, an electric utility serving more than 1.8 million customers. 

Dennis V. Arriola, CEO of Avangrid, said the company expects Stempien will bring new ideas to the company.

“Her experience and leadership will help guide our Networks organization as we build the grid of the future and achieve our goal of becoming the leading sustainable energy company in the United States,” Arriola said, in an announcement.

Stempien will relocate to Connecticut and report to Arriola.


New dean named for QU’s School of Medicine

Dr. Phillip M. Boiselle has been appointed dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, effective July 1. PHOTO | Jean Kirby

Dr. Phillip M. Boiselle has been appointed dean and professor of medicine at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

Boiselle’s new role is effective July 1.

Boiselle, who currently serves as professor and dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., will have primary responsibility for the School of Medicine’s academic and educational mission. 

He replaces founding dean, Dr. Bruce Koeppen, who plans to retire on June 30.

Boiselle is familiar with the area, as he trained as a chief resident at Yale University.

“I am honored to lead the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine through its next phase of growth,” Boiselle said. “Since its founding, the school has built a strong foundation of excellence upon which to develop future innovative advances in medical education, clinical care, research, scholarship, and community service.”

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