Charles A. Freni

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

Charles A. Freni

Charles A. Freni

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

Biography

Charles A. Freni is the President and CEO of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, a regulated electric and natural gas utility serving approximately 300,000 electric and 80,000 gas customers in 8 counties of New York State’s Mid-Hudson Valley. Mr. Freni was appointed to this position on September 15, 2018, and oversees 1,000 employees and a 2,600 mile service territory.

Mr. Freni began his career with Central Hudson as a Junior Engineer and has held various positions over the years, the most recent being Sr. Vice President of Customer Services and T&D Operations since 2004, and prior to that, Vice President of Engineering and Environmental Affairs beginning in 2000.

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and a Masters of Business Administration from Union College. Mr. Freni also received a Certificate of Professional Development from The Wharton School in Philadelphia, PA and is a Wharton Fellow.

He has served on boards and committees for various community organizations over the years and is currently a member of the board of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, the Business Council of New York State, Newfoundland Power, and NY Transco.

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Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

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502

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1960

Age

61

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Chief Financial Officer at CH Energy Group, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at CH Energy Group, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Business Development & Chief Technology Officer at Fortis, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Micrus Endovascular LLC

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Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon LLC

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President at Regulation UnFettered LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Griffith Energy Services, Inc.

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Former Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Fortis, Inc.

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Charles A. Freni
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2000 - Current

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. purchases, sells and distributes electricity and natural gas at retail in portions of New York State. It also generates a small portion of its electricity requirements. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Senior Vice President-Customer Services, Central Hudson
Current

CH Energy Group, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of natural gas and electric utility services. It operates through the following segments: Electric, Natural Gas, and Other Businesses and Investments. The Other Businesses and Investments segment consists of holding company's activities. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2005 - Current

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. purchases, sells and distributes electricity and natural gas at retail in portions of New York State. It also generates a small portion of its electricity requirements. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Director
Current

CH Energy Group, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of natural gas and electric utility services. It operates through the following segments: Electric, Natural Gas, and Other Businesses and Investments. The Other Businesses and Investments segment consists of holding company's activities. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Newfoundland Power, Inc. generates and distributes electricity. It operates hydro generating and diesel plants, gas turbine facilities and substations. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in St. John's, Canada.

Member, Board of Trustees
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Committee for Economic Development, a subsidiary of The Conference Board, Inc., is a company headquartered in Washington, DC, that provides management consulting services. The Conference Board, Inc. acquired Committee for Economic Development on 14 Jan 15.The company says this about itself: The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy center that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions in the nation's interest. CED Trustees are chief executive officers and key executives of leading US companies who bring their unique experience to address today's pressing policy issues. Collectively they represent 30+ industries, over a trillion dollars in revenue, and over 4 million employees.

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