Angela M. O’Connor, Chairman

Angela M. O’Connor was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts as the Chairman of the Department of Public Utilities in January of 2015.  Prior to being appointed by the Governor, Angela was the Executive Director, based in Boston, of TechNet for the northeast region.  TechNet is a national, bipartisan CEO-led trade association founded in 1997 by a group of Silicon Valley visionaries to create a bridge for the technology industry with state and federal policymakers.  O’Connor joined TechNet from the New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA) – the largest trade association in the region representing electric power generators.  As the organization's founding president, O’Connor provided strategic leadership to NEPGA and served as chief spokesperson for the owners and operators of the electric generating infrastructure in New England.  O’Connor previously served as Vice President of Energy Policy at Associated Industries of Massachusetts (A.I.M.), the Commonwealth’s principal statewide employer organization.  In that capacity, she represented the energy interests of A.I.M.’s 7,600 members, including a wide range of public, legislative and regulatory activities. Before joining A.I.M., O’Connor was Operations Manager for Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority PowerOptions program, the largest energy purchasing consortium in New England consisting of colleges and universities, hospitals, other non-profits, and municipalities.  Earlier in her career she worked in marketing for the Boston Celtics, served as an environmental assistant to the city of Boston’s Environmental Department, and was a small business owner.  She also served as chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Rockport.  O’Connor is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts - Boston.

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