Rutland, VT — Following a comprehensive search, on June 7, the Vermont Electric Power Company Inc. (VELCO) board of directors unanimously elected John Flynn as the company’s Vice President of Strategic Business Development. John joins VELCO’s senior leadership team, where he is responsible for advancing VELCO’s business development efforts as the company seeks to deliver more value to Vermont electric customers while fostering a sustainable Vermont.

John Flynn, VP of Strategic Business Development

John Flynn, VP of Strategic Business Development

VELCO CEO and President Tom Dunn said, “John brings a wealth of valuable experience and an understanding of the New England regional landscape that will serve us well. Particularly at this time of significant challenges and opportunities brought about by a rapidly transforming electric grid, I know John brings the right substantive experience and skills to help VELCO navigate towards an even more successful future for our business.”

John is excited about the opportunities he sees for VELCO, stating, “The opportunity to come home to Vermont and join the fantastic team at VELCO is truly exciting. VELCO plays such an important role in Vermont, a role that will only grow in challenge and importance as we continue to integrate an ever-growing amount of renewable energy into Vermont’s electric grid. I look forward to helping VELCO and Vermont successfully meet the challenges ahead.”

John comes to VELCO following his retirement from National Grid where he led a combined US-UK team focused on strategy and business development. He previously served as American Transmission Co.’s Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning and Project Development. Earlier in his career, John served in several key leadership posts at American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio, and at Northeast Utilities in Berlin, Connecticut. John began his career with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen in Connecticut. John lives in Stowe with his wife, Elaine.