AVANGRID, Inc. Appoints Peter Church Chief Human Resources Officer

Orange, CT – November 12, 2018 – AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company, today announced the appointment of Peter Church as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Church will oversee Human Resources, Information Technology and General Services.

Reporting to AVANGRID CEO James Torgerson, Church will be responsible for developing and executing human resource strategies in support of the overall company business plan and strategic direction of the organization.

“Peter is a great addition to the AVANGRID management team as we think about the AVANGRID culture and employer brand reputation,” said James Torgerson, CEO of AVANGRID. “He brings a great balance of practical HR process experience and big picture thinking around workplace culture and employer brand.”

Church comes to AVANGRID from UnitedHealthcare, where he was Chief Talent Officer responsible for creating, leading and driving talent strategies, ensuring the ongoing and successful attraction, development and engagement of a world class workforce.

“This is an exciting time for AVANGRID as the company has completed the integration of its new structure and continues to grow and evolve,” said Church. “I am looking forward to further solidifying the company brand and culture as one AVANGRID organization.”

Church has more than 20 years of broad human resources experience in a variety of business sectors and in multiple HR leadership roles including The Hartford, Aetna and United Technologies. He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Hartford with concentrations in Psychology. He is a member of the National Leadership Council with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.


AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $32 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, received a Climate Development Project climate score of “A-,” the top score received in the utilities sector, and has been recognized for two consecutive years by Ethical Boardroom as the North American utility with the “best corporate governance practices.” For more information, visit www.avangrid.com

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