Year Inducted / Awarded: 1999
Member Award: Distinguished Service Award
Hugh MacKenzie is President of the Retail Business Group of the Northeast Utilities system. He is also President of the Connecticut Light and Power Company, Holyoke Water Power Company and Western Massachusetts Electric Company. Mr. MacKenzie is a member of Governor Rowland’s Industry Cluster Advisor Board. He has strongly supported, both within Northeast Utilities and at the state level, closer ties between private industry and the University of Connecticut. In particular, he has been instrumental in convincing NU management to continuously and generously support scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Engineering. This includes financial aid and mentorship of the Minority Engineering Program. In 1998, Mr. MacKenzie worked diligently and successfully with the leadership of both organizations to establish the Northeast Utilities Endowed Chair Professorship in Environmental Engineering.