Rhode Island gains a couple of leaders

By Tim Rondeau

Recently, two new employees have joined the Rhode Island Jurisdiction in leadership roles.  Brian Schuster and Erica Smith have taken on the roles of director, Community & Customer Relations and director, Performance & Strategy in RI, respectively.

Brian has worked for the company for 16 years in a variety of roles across Design, Operations, and Customer.  In his most recent role as director, Process & Performance for New Energy Solutions, he managed the US growth platform for new energy products and services.

Born and raised in Montana, Brian also served as an officer in the US Navy.

“This is truly my dream job,” said Brian.  “I’m extremely excited to return to a role that truly touches all aspects of the Rhode Island business, especially our employees, customers, and communities.”

Erica has been with the company for six years.  She has lead continuous improvement strategy across our US Supply Chain, also working globally to align with our UK Procurement’s CI strategy and planning. In her most recent role, she served as director, Process & Performance for one of our end-to-end process teams, Operate the Electric Network.

Erica is a new mom (her son Easton is six months old) and this new role in the Rhode Island Jurisdiction also signals a return home.

“I grew up in Rhode Island and am happy to have an impact on the local community,” said Erica. “This role in particular is really interesting to me because it allows me to learn and contribute across the entire jurisdiction; it’s a real team effort.”

Please join us in welcoming Brian and Erica!

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