Charles Dickerson serves as President, Utility Division of SUEZ North America, effective August 31, 2020. He will oversee operations and management of SUEZ’ owned utilities across the United States.
He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Austin Energy and was responsible for leading overall strategic planning, the planning and execution for all aspects of performance related to the provision of electrical transmission and distribution services. He built and led high-performing teams with a strong focus on business strategy, service reliability, operational efficiency and customer care.
As a senior operations executive and thought leader, Charles has more than 30 years of unique and broad utility experience ranging from production, transmission and distribution to customer service, human resources and market/risk operations.
Previous positions include having served as President of National Grid - USA Business Services, one of the largest global investor-owned energy companies, identifying more than 20 percent ($22M) in operational cost inefficiencies. Prior to National Grid, he worked for Exelon-Pepco Holdings Inc., an investor-owned company delivering electricity and gas to more than two million customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington D.C.
Named a Utility Industry Leader by Intelligent Utility Magazine, Charles has been honored as a Significant Business Leader by Minorities and Women in Business. He has been published in Public Utility Fortnightly, Intelligent Utility Magazine and Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance.
He has served on the boards of The Treatment Learning Center, City Year and Aclara and as an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia’s School of Public Policy and Business. He brings deep governance expertise as a Board of Directors member for Seedling and RMEL.