Holy Cross names new chief executive
May 8, 2017
Holy Cross Energy, an electric co-op of approximately 42,000 members, named Bryan Hannegan as its new president and chief executive officer. The Holy Cross Energy board of directors selected Hannegan after a national search process to fill the CEO position following the upcoming retirement of CEO Del Worley.
With nearly 20 years of experience in and around the electricity industry, Hannegan has a combination of technical knowledge, policy and government background, and management experience. He most recently led multiple research and development teams at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute, advancing innovations in fossil and renewable generation, environmental compliance, and electricity delivery and use.
He co-founded the U.S. Department of Energy's Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium, a $220 million, three-year investment to advance the fundamental technologies needed for a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable future electricity grid.
Earlier in his career, Hannegan served as a senior energy adviser for the White House and the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
"We are excited to welcome Dr. Hannegan to join our amazing staff," said Megan Gilman, chair of the Holy Cross Energy board. "His solid energy industry background, vibrant vision for the future of electric utilities and access to world-class innovation and understanding of emerging opportunities and challenges will serve our members well."
Hannegan will be just the fifth CEO in Holy Cross's 78-year history of providing electric power to members, who are concentrated primarily in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties. Worley has been with Holy Cross Energy for 25 years, the past 10 of which he has served as CEO.
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Worley will retire in early July.