James P. Laurito - Fortis

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Mr. Laurito served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, the Corporation’s first U.S. subsidiary. He joined Central Hudson in January 2010 as President of the Utility. Mr. Laurito also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of both New York State Electric and Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation, subsidiaries of Iberdrola/ Energy East Corporation. 

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University and completed an Executive Program in Finance and Manufacturing Management at Columbia University.


Mr. Laurito serves on the Boards of Central Hudson and ITC Holdings Corp., both Fortis utilities. 


He has served on the Board of UNS Energy, a Fortis utility. 


Mr. Laurito serves on several industry boards, including the Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Upstate Advisory Board. 


He is past Chair of the Northeast Gas Association.