Raymond P. Necci, PE, is the President and Chief Operating Officer for the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) and Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas), two of Northeast Utilities’ (NU) operating companies and Connecticut’s largest electric and natural gas utilities. Mr. Necci has responsibility for all operations and for ensuring that customers receive safe, dependable and reasonably priced energy. He joined NU in 1976 and has held several leadership positions, including Vice President of Nuclear Oversight and Regulatory Affairs (’98), and Vice President of Nuclear Technical Services (2000). In 2001 he joined Dominion Nuclear Connecticut as the Vice President of Operations before rejoining NU in January 2002 as Vice President — Utility Group Services. Mr. Necci earned a B.S. in engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Connecticut, a member of ASME, and a member of the University of Connecticut School of Engineering Advisory Board. He serves on the boards of directors of the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company, Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Gas Association. He also is Chairman of the Board of the United Way of the Capital Area.