Richard J. Grossi
Year Inducted: 2003
Degree: (B.S. Mechanical Engineering '57)
Bio: Mr. Grossi retired in 1998 as Chairman and CEO of United Illuminating (UI), an investor-owned electric utility in New Haven, following a 41-year career with the utility. He is now chairman of the Science Park Development Corp. in New Haven. Mr. Grossi is also completing a four-year term as Chairman of the New York Independent System Operator Board of Directors. He joined UI in 1957 as an engineering assistant and filled various managerial positions of increasing authority, including New Haven Harbor Project Manager, Vice President of Engineering and Planning, Vice President of Corporate Planning and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard in 1986 and received an honorary doctoral degree from Albertus Magnus College in 1998. He serves on the Board of Directors of New Haven Savings Bank, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield of CT, the University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc., and he is a member of the Representative Policy Board of South Central Regional Water District.