April 2023

VELCO Names Mark Sciarrotta as New Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Rutland, VT, April 13, 2023 – Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) President and CEO Tom Dunn today announced the election of Mr. Mark Sciarrotta to serve as VELCO’s Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Today’s unanimous vote by the Company’s Board of Directors represents Mr. Sciarrotta’s latest advancement in his over 15-year career at VELCO. 

Mark Sciarrotta

“Mark is a trusted, high-integrity individual who brings an unparalleled depth and breadth of energy industry knowledge in general, and of Vermont and New England utility practice in particular. Mark’s business experience, record of accomplishment, and network of relationships make him the perfect choice at this time of transformational change in our industry,” said CEO Tom Dunn. He added: “Just as importantly, his embrace of helping to create a culture of sustainability and belonging will be invaluable as VELCO works to create a sustainable Vermont through our people, relationships, assets and unique business structure.”

VELCO Board Chairman Larry Reilly said, “The VELCO executive team has done exemplary work to keep Company employees safe, the transmission grid reliable and costs down. In many instances, Mark has helped to secure these outcomes and as such has earned the opportunity to take on even greater responsibility. He’s the right hire at the right time.”

In response to his election, Mr. Sciarrotta said: “I am excited and eager to begin this new, expanded role at such a critical time in our state and region’s energy history. There is much to do. Ensuring VELCO’s continued strong governance, even as we work to accelerate the clean energy transition to a grid that is more reliable, affordable and sustainable. I’m grateful to know this team and know how I can best contribute. VELCO serves a uniquely positive role in our state and my goal is to protect and perhaps enhance the Company’s value to Vermont.”

Prior to his arrival at VELCO, Mr. Sciarrotta worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office where he represented the State in all aspects of complex civil litigation and criminal prosecutions in state and federal courts, including jury trials and appeals. He defended takings claims, environmental permit appeals, and constitutional challenges, as well as prosecuted major environmental cases.

Mr. Sciarrotta earned his law degree from Vermont Law School and his undergraduate degree from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Mark and his three children currently reside in Montpelier, Vermont.