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Experienced and Talented
Energy Executive Takes Helm of
Diverse Energy Company
ORANGE, Connecticut — June 15, 2020 — Today the AVANGRID (NYSE: AGR) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dennis V. Arriola as Chief Executive Officer effective July 20, 2020. Arriola succeeds James P. Torgerson who will retire on June 23, 2020.

“Dennis’ substantial experience in the energy sector, including utilities and renewables, as well as his deep strategic, financial and operating background make him a natural choice to lead AVANGRID and execute our long-term strategy to become a leading sustainable energy company,” said Ignacio S. Galan, Chairman of AVANGRID. “Dennis has a track record of developing strong teams and as an engaging leader who is as much focused on delivering shareholder returns as he is on building a strong company reputation based on purpose and values.”

Arriola's Recognition By Community-Based Organizations

Arriola's Impressive
Rise To Leadership

The US Hispanic population is now estimated at 18%, or 60 million, and 25 percent of America's K-12 public school students are Hispanic. Sixty-six percent of Hispanics who pursue a higher education will attend a Hispanic Serving Institution or HSI.

HSIs have a verified 25% Hispanic student enrollment, are the fastest growing "Minority Serving Institutions" (MSIs) and the number of colleges and universities with such designation has increased from 189 institutions in 1994 to 523 institutions in 2018 in 27 states and Puerto Rico.
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Former San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales championed the extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to connect San Jose, the Bay Area's largest city to San Francisco, Oakland and other cities. San Jose is the third largest city in California and home to many Silicon Valley companies. BART recently announced approval of its expansion into San Jose and formidable Latino leaders urge the station be named after Ron Gonzales. Latino Journal agrees.

Hon. Blanca Alvarado, former, Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Hon. Elaine K. Alquist, former State Senator
Hon. Sylvia Arenas, Councilmember City of San José
Ed Alvarez, President, The Foundation for Hispanic Education
Rose Amador, CEO, ConXion
Hon. Ruben Barrales, former member, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
Hon. Yvonne Martínez Beltrán, Mayor Pro Tempore City of Morgan Hill
Hon. Frank Biehl, Trustee, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District
Frank Carbajal President, Es Tiempo LLC
Hon. Magdalena Carrasco, Councilmember City of San José
Alva Carrasco, Chair Board of Directors, Latinos in Transit
Latinos in Transit Board of Directors
Pete Carrillo, Silicon Valley Advisors
Hon. Pat Castillo, former Mayor Sunnyvale and Councilmember
Hon. Gil Cedillo, former state Senator and Member of the Los Angeles City Council
Hon. Henry G. Cisneros, Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Former Mayor of San Antonio
Darrell Cortez Executive Director, Shop with a Cop
Hon. Joe Coto, former State Assemblymember
Hon Jim Cunneen, former State Assemblymember
Hon. Ignacio DeLaFuente, Former Council President, City of Oakland
Hon. Edwin Diaz, Trustee, Gavilan Community College
Hon. Manny Diaz, Former State Assemblymember
Hon. Adam Escoto, Trustee, Morgan Hill School District
Hon. Maya Esparza, Councilmember City of San José’
Patricia Gardner, Nonprofit Leader
Victor Garza, Chairman, La Raza Roundtable
Hon. Councilmember Ed Hernandez, City of San Leandro
Hon. Sergio Jimenez, Councilmember City of San José
Dr. David Lopez, President Emeritus, The National Hispanic University
Hon. Otto Lee, former Sunnyvale Mayor and Councilmember
Bea Mendez, Founder, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
Hon. Julia Miller, member,El Camino Healthcare District, former Mayor City of Sunnyvale
Ivonne Montes de Oca, President & CEO (retired) The Pinnacle Company
Dennis Moreno, M G M Real Estate
Hon. Federi co Pe ñ a , for US Secretary of Transportation and former Mayor of Denver
Christopher E. Platten, Wylie, McBride, Platten & Renner
Hon. Simon Salinas, former State Assemblyman and County Supervisor
Hon. Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor
Fernando Zazueta, President of La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara Valley
Hon. John L Varela, Valley Water Board of Directors
Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles and former Speaker for the California Assembly
José L. Pérez, Latino Journal Digital
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