Kathy Kountze

SVP & CIO, Eversource Energy

Kathy has held her current position at Eversource Energy since April, 2012 and is a member of the executive team. Kathy provides the organization with the vision and leadership to assure the timely, innovative and cost-effective use of technology to achieve corporate objectives and improve productivity and effectiveness in serving customers in a constantly changing regulated utility marketplace.

As CIO Kathy is required to collaborate with the executive team and establish the short and long term technology strategies to support the company’s business strategies. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction for information technology for the organization in all areas including, IT security and risk mitigation, IT project management and process improvement, business application selection, implementation and support, information management, IT infrastructure and operations, IT compliance, disaster recovery and IT outsourcing.

Prior to her current position at Eversource Energy, Kathy was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for NSTAR Electric & Gas Company and worked for eight years at United Illuminating a regulated electric public utility based in New Haven CT. in various technology leadership roles serving over two years as CIO.

Kathy is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Executive Advisory Council, EEI Technical Advisory Council, Co-Chair of the Boston CIO Executive Summit, a member of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut and a member of the Board of Directors for Grace Academy, Harford, CT. Kathy is also the recipient of the Girl Scout Breakfast Badge Award for Leadership in STEM.

Kathy holds a B.A. degree in Actuarial Math & Science from the University of Connecticut and a M.S degree in Computer Science from the University of New Haven.

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