Rutland, VT—Thomas Dunn was promoted to the newly created position of Vice President for Transmission Services of Vermont Electric Power Company this morning following a unanimous vote by Vermont Electric Power Company’s board of directors.

“Tom Dunn has assumed a much more significant set of responsibilities to help VELCO succeed. This promotion is in line with his added value to the organization, and will allow us to continue to develop his leadership potential,” said Chris Dutton, VELCO President and CEO.

Dunn, 49, had served as the company’s Director of Capital Projects since 2005 where he oversaw a five-fold increase in VELCO’s construction program budget over the last several years to today’s level of nearly $1 billion. “I am grateful to Chris and the board for the recognition but am mindful that my team shares in this accomplishment. I look forward to our continued work together to provide reliable, cost effective and environmentally sound transmission service that benefits our owners and all Vermont ratepayers,” said Dunn upon his promotion.

Prior to his arrival in 2000 at VELCO to serve as the company’s Manager of NEPOOL Relations and Project Manager, Mr. Dunn served as the Vermont Department of Public Service’s Chief of Utilities Engineering, beginning in 1992. He earned his MBA from Boston College and a BS in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He and his wife Kirsten and four daughters live in Montpelier.

Vermont Electric Power Company
VELCO owns, operates, constructs and maintains the high-voltage electric transmission system in Vermont. VELCO is committed to utilizing energy efficiency, power generation and system infrastructure to serve as Vermont’s transmission reliability resource.