Expected to advance to COO in April

Feb. 10, 2022 (Rutland, VT) – Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) President and CEO Tom Dunn announces the election of Mr. Colin Owyang as Senior Vice President following a unanimous vote of the company’s Board of Directors on February 10, 2022. This is return engagement for Mr. Owyang at VELCO, having previously served as the company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel before leaving in 2019.

“We are excited and grateful to have Colin rejoin the team” said Dunn, “His incisive intellect, servant leadership skills and unimpeachable integrity will help our company adapt, improve and thrive at a time of industry transformation. I couldn’t be more pleased.” 

Reacting to his election, Mr. Owyang said, “VELCO’s role in Vermont is unique as is its ability to advance the state’s energy vision. Serving a new, expanded role at the company even as I renew valued coworker relationships is an incredible opportunity and one I deeply appreciate.” As the company’s only SVP, Owyang is working alongside VELCO Chief Operating Officer Christopher Root until Mr. Root’s long-planned retirement in April. It is expected that Mr. Owyang will then stand for election to succeed Mr. Root as VELCO COO.

Noting the strong vote of support from the VELCO Board, Board Chair Larry Reilly observed, “Colin is a highly respected leader, someone who has earned immense trust and demonstrated unwavering commitment to VELCO’s core values.  His skills are a perfect complement to the existing team and will enable the company help lead to continue to deliver positive results.”

Prior to returning to VELCO in February 2022, Colin served as: General Counsel and Head of Strategy at Franklin Energy; Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel at VELCO; the Deputy Attorney General in Massachusetts; Senior Vice President and General Counsel at National Grid USA; Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston, MA; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Trial Attorney in Washington, DC; and as a law clerk to three federal judges. Colin is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Yale College and Yale University.  Colin also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Champlain College and as a member of the Restorative Justice Panel in Shelburne where he lives with his family.