Gary Smith

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Executive Vice-President
Eastern Canadian & Caribbean Operations, Fortis

Gary J. Smith is Executive Vice President, Eastern Canadian and Caribbean Operations of Fortis. Mr. Smith has held a number of senior leadership positions with the Fortis Group throughout his 30-year tenure. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Newfoundland Power; Vice President of Customer Operations and Engineering of Newfoundland Power; and Vice President of Operations and Engineering of Fortis Alberta.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has completed the Finance for Senior Executives Program at the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Smith currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Newfoundland Power, Maritime Electric, FortisOntario, Caribbean Utilities, FortisTCI, and Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL), all Fortis utilities. He is the Chair of the Wataynikaneyap Project Management Board of Directors. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland, a member of the Steering Committee on Power Engineering for the Canadian Standards Association.

Mr. Smith is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, Past Chair and member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador Board, a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Canada and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland.