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Alumnus Jeff Harrison to Become President, CEO of Indiana Energy Group
September 26, 2014
Electrical engineering alumnus Jeff Harrison has been selected to serve as president and chief executive officer of Citizens Energy Group, a public trust providing utility services to about 800,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Indianapolis area.
Harrison, a 1989 graduate, will serve as the group’s executive vice president and chief operating officer until taking over for the retiring president/CEO Carey Lykins on July 1, 2015. Harrison has been senior vice president of engineering and sustainability since January 2013.
“Jeff Harrison has displayed remarkable leadership as Citizens has embarked on unprecedented investments in the community’s aging water and wastewater systems,” says Dan Appel, president of the Citizens Energy Board of Directors. “In addition to his extensive utility industry experience, Jeff has always shown great ability to inspire and motivate employees.”
Harrison joined Citizens Energy in 2003 as director of market development, and has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of manufacturing (appointed in 2006) and senior vice president capital program and engineering (2011).
Prior to joining Citizens Energy, Harrison served in positions of increasing responsibility during 13 years at Indianapolis Power & Light, including corporate strategist. Besides his Rose-Hulman degree, Harrison has a master’s of business administration from Indiana University.
Harrison’s volunteer endeavors include board memberships for the Center for Leadership Development, the Indianapolis Zoo, Goodwill Education Initiatives Inc., Marian University, and the YMCA. He is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program, the Hoosier Fellows Program, and the Diversity Leadership Academy of Greater Indianapolis.