Emera’s strong operating results and financial performance are due in great part to the strength of our executive team.

Chris Huskilson

Chris Huskilson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chris began his career with Nova Scotia Power in 1980. He was made Chief Operating Officer of Emera and Nova Scotia Power in July 2003 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Emera in 2004.

Chris is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia. He serves on many for-profit and not-for-profit Boards of Directors. He is Past-Chair of the Greater Halifax Partnership, the Energy Council of Canada, and the Canadian Electricity Association.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.


Scott Balfour

Chief Operating Officer, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Scott Balfour was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Emera Inc. in November 2016. Scott joined Emera in April of 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, before becoming COO Northeast & Caribbean in March 2016.  

Following six years in commercial and corporate banking with TD Bank and Royal Bank of Canada, Scott played a leading role in growing Aecon Group into Canada’s largest publicly traded construction firm. Scott joined Aecon as CFO in 1994 before also taking on the role of President in 2005. During that time, Aecon grew from a $60 million regionally based road building company into a $2.8 billion multi-disciplined contractor and infrastructure developer active across Canada and around the world. During his time as President, Aecon was recognized as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada.

Scott is a former member of Aecon’s Board of Directors as well as a former member and Chair of the Ontario Energy Association Board of Directors. Scott has held a seat on the Infrastructure Committee at the Toronto Board of Trade. He also sits on the board of Martinrea International Inc. Scott holds an Honours Bachelor in Business Administration (HBBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.


Greg Blunden

Chief Financial Officer, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Greg Blunden was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Emera Inc. in March 2016.

Greg joined Emera in 2000 and has held financial leadership roles at Emera Inc., Emera Maine and Nova Scotia Power. Greg has gained valuable experience and industry insight into all aspects of our business such as corporate finance, business development, utility operations, customer service, renewable energy and regulatory policy.

Most recently, he was Emera’s Vice-President, Corporate Strategy & Planning and before that held the position of EVP, Customer, Business & Financial Services at Nova Scotia Power.

Greg is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a graduate of Mount Allison University.

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Bruce Marchand

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bruce joined Emera in January 2012 after many years as a valued Senior Partner in the Halifax office of the law firm McInnes Cooper. He has expansive experience practicing a broad range of corporate, commercial, energy and banking law, has held various management positions and has been the client services team leader for major public and private corporations.

Bruce is a member of Emera’s Corporate Council with general oversight responsibility for Corporate Services including Legal, Corporate Security, Corporate Secretary, Regulatory Affairs and Insurance/Asset Management.

Bruce has numerous professional affiliations and community activities and involvement including the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). He is a member of the Nova Scotia Natural Resources and Energy Subsection of the CBA. He is Past Chair of the QEII Foundation and Past Chair of its Government Relations Committee. He is a Governor of the Junior Achievement Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame.

Bruce is a graduate of Acadia University with a BA in Economics and a graduate of Dalhousie Law School.

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Bob Hanf

Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Affairs, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bob was appointed Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Affairs, Emera in August 2016. He leads strategy and alignment for teams across Emera working in stakeholder and regulatory relations, communications and government relations.

Bob has held progressively senior roles within the Emera companies since joining the business in 2002. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power. Prior to that, Bob served as Chief Legal Officer for Emera, Executive Chairman of Barbados Light & Power Holdings, and President and COO at Bangor Hydro.

Bob grew up in Yarmouth and earned his law degree at Dalhousie University. He worked in Western Canada’s energy sector before returning to Nova Scotia in 2002. Bob serves as Vice Chair of Dalhousie University Board of Governors and was previously Chair of the IWK Health Centre Board. He is North America Region Vice Chair for the World Energy  Council, a member of the Canadian Electricity Association, the Energy Council of Canada, the Institute of Corporate Directors (Atlantic Chapter), and serves on the Advisory Board to the Atlantic School of Theology.



Sarah MacDonald

Executive Vice President, Corporate Safety and Environment, Emera Inc.; President, TECO Services, Inc.; Tampa, Florida

Sarah MacDonald is president of TECO Services Inc. where she is responsible for the company's Legal, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments as well as corporate communications, security, safety, procurement, facility services, process excellence, and emergency management functions.

She  also holds executive responsibility for the Emera corporate functions of Safety and Environment.

Sarah most recently served as president of Emera (Caribbean) Inc., president and CEO of ICD Utilities Limited, and president and CEO of Grand Bahama Power Company.

She joined Emera in 2001 and has served as CEO at Emera Utility Services, executive vice president of Human Resources for Emera and general manager of Human Resources for Nova Scotia Power.

Sarah earned her law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax and received her MBA from Saint Mary's University in Halifax.


Dan Muldoon

Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dan was appointed Executive Vice President, Major Renewable and Alternative Energy, Emera Inc. in April 2014. Prior to that he has been President and Chief Operating Officer of CNG, Emera Inc., and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Utility Services.

Dan has over 27 years of experience with Emera companies. In that time he has held a number of engineering, supervisory and management roles.

Dan is currently serving as a member of the executive committee for Cigre Canada – International Council on Large Electric Systems. Dan has previously served on both the Transmission and Distribution Councils for the Canadian Electricity Association and is a past Board Member of the Cape Breton Partnership.

Dan has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.


Wayne O'Connor

Executive Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, Emera Inc., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wayne leads Emera's planning, strategy development and business development efforts as we continue to grow our business and achieve our long-term objectives. 

Prior to this role, Wayne has held a series of senior leadership positions in Emera companies, including Executive Vice President, Operations, of Nova Scotia Power, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Energy.

Prior to joining Emera in 2003, Wayne held various roles within TransCanada Pipelines. He has extensive experience in marketing and trading in markets, energy market, related financial products and risk management expertise gained over more than 25 years in the industry.

Wayne has a Bachelor of Management, Marketing from the University of Lethbridge. Wayne serves as Chair on the Board of Governors of Armbrae Academy.

Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts

Chief Human Resources Officer, Emera Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia 


Mike Roberts was appointed Chief Human Resource Officer at Emera in 2014.

 Prior to joining Emera, Mike was the President of the integrated talent development firm Optimum Talent Atlantic. Mike also served as Vice President, Corporate Development for Irving Shipbuilding where he was responsible for communications, human resources, labour relations, health, safety and security. Mike had led the organization’s cultural shift to ready itself to successfully become one of Canada’s Shipbuilding Centers of Excellence and was a founding partner in the ShipsStartHere partnership.

 Earlier in his career, Mike held senior positions with telecommunications leader Bell Aliant, including Vice President, Human Resources and Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs.  

 He is a graduate of Mount Allison University and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1991.

Mike is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Waterfront Development Corporation and Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise.  He has previously served on the Marine Environmental Ocean Prediction and Response Network, the board of the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.


Karen Hutt

President and Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Power, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Karen Hutt was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Power Inc. in August 2016.

Karen joined Nova Scotia Power in 2001 and since then has led a range of customer, business growth and regulatory initiatives in markets as diverse as Canada, New England, New Mexico and Florida.

Previously, as Emera’s Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Karen played an important role in the TECO Energy transaction, helping to secure, advance and close this transformational deal. Prior to that, she served as Emera Energy’s Executive Vice President, Commercial, and President, Northeast Wind. In all of her roles, Karen has demonstrated a strong focus on building and leveraging strategic relationships, advancing business goals, creating growth, and applying innovative thinking to meet customer needs. 

An active supporter of her community, Karen currently serves as Chair of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and as a member of the Acadia University Board of Governors. She is a past Trustee on the IWK Foundation Board, Past-Chair of the Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia Board of Directors and a past Board Member of the Nova Scotia Arthritis Society. Karen has degrees from Acadia University and Mount Saint Vincent University. She is a member of the Canadian Electricity Association and of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Atlantic Region).


Rick Janega

Rick Janega

President and Chief Executive Officer, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador, 
St. John's, Newfoundland 


Rick Janega was appointed President, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL) in February 2011 and became CEO of ENL in April 2014.

Prior to this appointment, Rick was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Rick previously held a number of progressive positions at Nova Scotia Power including Vice President, Operations and General Manager of Power Production including, Director of Business Development for generation projects at Emera Inc., Director of Plant Operations, and Senior Manager at both Trenton and Point Tupper generating stations.

Rick joined Nova Scotia Power in 1989. He was previously in construction management, manufacturing and the pulp and paper industry.

A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Dalhousie University), Rick is a professional engineer and member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia.

Rick is an alumnus of the Governor General’s Leadership Conference.

Alan Richardson

Alan Richardson

President, Emera Maine, Bangor, Maine


Alan Richardson was appointed President of Emera Maine in May of 2015. Alan joined the executive team of Bangor Hydro and Maine Public Service (now Emera Maine) in September 2012 as Vice President, Sustainability, and in April of 2014 was appointed Vice President, Transmission, where he was responsible for operation and maintenance of Emera Maine’s transmission system, as well as strategy and business development, including large transmission development opportunities. Between 2015 and 2017 he was also Emera Maine's Chief Operating Officer.

Alan has more than 28 years of industry experience within Emera and Nova Scotia Power.  Prior to joining Emera Maine, Alan was VP Strategy and Innovation for Emera Inc., where he was focused on development of Emera’s strategic plans.  This followed five years as VP of Integrated Customer Services at Nova Scotia Power, where he was responsible for distribution, transmission, and system operations; customer service and related functions; as well as information technology.

Alan has a Certificate in Applied Science from Acadia University and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University).

Alan and his wife Denise live in Hampden Maine and have two daughters attending university in Nova Scotia and Germany.

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Ryan Shell

President, New Mexico Gas Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ryan Shell is the president of New Mexico Gas Co., the largest natural gas utility in New Mexico. He leads all strategic and day-to-day aspects of the company, including gas supply, gas delivery, operations, engineering, regulatory affairs and customer service.

Ryan joined the company in 2009. He previously served as vice president of Finance, treasurer and controller. Prior to joining NMGC, Ryan worked in various financial roles at SEMCO Energy, a natural gas utility with operations in Michigan and Alaska. Earlier, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant at BDO Seidman, a national accounting and consulting firm.

Ryan received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oakland University and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.

He currently serves on the boards of United Way of Central New Mexico, the Albuquerque Economic Development, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management Foundation, the Western Energy Institute and the Midwest Energy Association.


Judy Steele

President and Chief Operating Officer, Emera Energy, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Judy was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Emera Energy in October 2012. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Emera Inc. from May 2011 to April 2012 and prior to that held the position of Vice President, Finance, Emera Energy.

Before joining Emera Energy, Judy worked in a variety of capacities across Emera's business including Investor and External Relations, Strategy Development and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Emera in 1999, she worked in the accounting and auditing, and consulting practices of Ernst & Young. Judy is a Chartered Accountant and in 2005 was awarded her profession's highest honour, the designation Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Known for her community leadership, Judy has served as Treasurer of the 2011 Canada Winter Games, is a former Director of the Halifax Port Authority and was National Chair of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2003, she received the "CA of the Year Award" in recognition of her outstanding contributions in this regard.

Craig Sutherland

Craig Sutherland

President and Chief Operating Officer, Emera Utility Services, Halifax, Nova Scotia 


Craig Sutherland was appointed President & COO of Emera Utility Services in May of 2015.  As President &COO, Craig has accountability for safety, operational efficiency, quality, customer service, revenue growth, and profitability for the organization.

Craig joined Emera in January of 2011 and has held several progressive roles at Nova Scotia Power including leading Meter and Inspection Services, Procurement, and Real Estate.  Prior to joining Emera Craig held several executive roles in the retail industry.

Craig has a bachelor’s degree from Dalhousie and a MBA from Saint Mary’s University.

T.J. Szelistowski

T.J. Szelistowski

President, Peoples Gas, Tampa, Florida 


T.J. Szelistowski is president of TECO Peoples Gas System where he leads a team responsible for the operation and maintenance of the company’s approximately 12,500 miles of distribution mains and 160 miles of transmission lines that provide natural gas service to more than 370,000 customers in most of the metropolitan areas of Florida.

A Professional Engineer, T.J. has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a MBA from the University of Tampa. He has more than 32 years of electric and gas utility experience at Tampa Electric working in a number of engineering and management positions, including Vice President of Gas Delivery, Director of T&D Operations, Director of Energy Control Center, Director of Engineering and Operations Services, and Managing Director of Regulatory Affairs.


Nancy Tower

President & CEO, Tampa Electric, Tampa, Florida

Nancy was appointed President and CEO of Tampa Electric on Dec. 1, 2017.

In her previous role as Chief Development Officer for Emera, she focused on mergers and acquisitions and the advancement of strategic growth projects in the areas of electric and gas transmission and generation. Nancy played a lead role in the deal that brought TECO Energy into the Emera group of companies.

From May 2011 to April 2014, Nancy was the CEO of Emera Newfoundland and Labrador. In April 2014, the Maritime Link project received approval. The Maritime Link is a CAD$1.6 billion project that will connect the island of Newfoundland to the North American energy grid for the first time in history via 170km of high voltage direct current subsea cables under the Cabot Strait. Nancy remains an active member of the Emera Newfoundland and Labrador board of directors.

Nancy held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Emera Inc. from 2005 to 2011 and was responsible for overseeing all the financial activities of Emera including external reporting, business development, financial operations, risk management and relationships with equity and debt markets. With Emera since 1997, she has held senior positions in corporate finance and in operations including Controller and Vice President of Customer Operations with Nova Scotia Power. In this role, Nancy led a team of over 1,000 employees who operate and maintain Nova Scotia's electricity delivery system.

Nancy is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a 2011 recipient of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.

A leader in her community, Nancy currently serves on the board of United Way Halifax and is Chair of its Strategic Fundraising Cabinet. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the Dalhousie University Corporate Residency MBA Program, as well as the Dalhousie University Faculty of Management Advisory Board. She most recently served as the 2014/2015 Campaign Co-Chair, United Way Halifax Region and is a past member of the board of directors of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), the board of directors of Nova Scotia Business Inc., the board of trustees of the QEII Foundation, and the board of directors of CAA Atlantic. Nancy is also the former chair of the Nova Scotia Institute of Chartered Accountants. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University.

Roger Blackman

Roger Blackman

Managing Director, Barbados Light & Power Company, Bridgetown, Barbados  


Roger Blackman was appointed Managing Director of Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) in July 2016. He has served BL&P and Emera in increasingly senior roles over the past 26 years. Immediately prior to his current role at BL&P, he held the position of Senior Director Business Development at Emera.

Roger holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus and an MBA from Durham University. He is a member and Past President of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers..

Dave McGregor

Dave McGregor

President and Chief Operating Officer, Grand Bahama Power Company; Freeport, Grand Bahama


Dave McGregor was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Grand Bahama Power Company on January 15, 2018.

Dave is a seasoned energy industry leader with deep experience in management and operations. Most recently, he was Vice President, Asset Management for Emera (Caribbean) Inc. where he was responsible for the effective fleet asset management of generation and T&D investments in Barbados, Dominica and Grand Bahama.
Prior to joining Emera in 2010, Dave held progressively senior technical and leadership positions in two major gas-fired power generation facilities in Canada and the UK during a successful 16-year career with ATCO Power. In the early part of his career, Dave was a field engineer with Rolls Royce and spent time in Africa, Asia and Europe, installing, commissioning and troubleshooting electrical equipment for the power generation and mining industries.


Bertilia McKenzie

Bertilia McKenzie

General Manager, Dominica Electricity Services, Roseau, Dominica


Bertilia McKenzie was appointed General Manager of Dominica Electricity Services Limited (DOMLEC) in September 2014.

Bertilia joined the HR team at DOMLEC in 1997, becoming HR leader in 2001 and growing within the business to become the first woman and first non-engineer appointed to lead Dominica’s sole utility. Prior to joining DOMLEC, Bertilia worked in education and for the National Development Foundation of Dominica.

Bertilia has served as a Director on the Board of several organizations including the Dominica Social Security and the Dominica Cooperative Credit Union Societies’ League.  Currently she is a Director on the Boards of the UWI Cave Hill School of Business and Caribbean Electric Utility Corporation (CARILEC).