Jeff Ballard is vice president, operations technologies and business transformation for AVANGRID’s networks companies which serve nearly 3.1 million customers in the northeastern United States. In this role, Ballard oversees strategic planning, innovation and business transformation activities across the enterprise and also leads strategy and support of technologies specific to utility network operations including Smart Grid, Control Systems and Telecommunications.
Prior to his current role, Ballard was vice president of information technology where he was responsible for all aspects of IT strategy and service delivery, including portfolio management, enterprise architecture, governance, and system operations.
Prior to his role as vice president of information technology, Ballard was the director of IT infrastructure at Energy East and was instrumental in establishing a consolidated shared IT services organization there. Before that, Ballard was the manager of computing and network infrastructure at Central Maine Power Company, where he held several key IT and telecommunications leadership positions during a 19-year span.
Ballard earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Maine at Augusta and an associate’s in applied science degree in electrical technology from Southern Maine Technical Institute.