Independent Board Member - El Paso Electric Company


Mr. Jesanis has had a long career leading and advising high achieving companies, primarily in the utility and power sectors. As an executive, he led the transformation of a small regional integrated utility, New England Electric System, into the growth engine for National Grid, a multi-national energy company. Mr. Jesanis currently serves on the Board of Directors of NiSource Inc., a utility holding company based in Indiana, and is the past chair of the company’s Audit Committee and its Environmental, Safety and Sustainability Committee. Mr. Jesanis previously served on the Board of Directors of Ameresco, Inc, a renewable energy company, where he chaired the Audit Committee at the time of the company’s initial public offering, and on the Board of Directors of National Grid, plc.

Mr. Jesanis is a past trustee of Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics, and where he and his wife Janet have endowed a faculty chair. He also earned an MBA with high distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received an honorary doctorate from Becker College, where he served as a trustee for 11 years, including 4 years as board chair. In addition, Mr. Jesanis serves on the Watershed Committee of the Lake Sunapee Protective Association.