James A. Grasso • 15 Bridle Trail Road • Needham, Massachusetts 02492 • (781) 455-0226
jgrasso@grassoassociates.net

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Grasso Associates
President & CEO
Needham, MA
2001 - Present
Southern Union Company – New England Division
Vice President – Public and Government Affairs
Providence, RI
2000 -2001
Providence Energy Corporation
Vice President - Public, Government Affairs and Investor Relations
Vice President - Public and Government Affairs
Providence, RI
1998 - 2001
1997 - 1998
Providence Gas Company
Vice President - Public and Government Affairs and Assistant Secretary
Providence, RI
1997 - 2001
PanEnergy Corporation
Director - Public and Government Relations - Eastern Region
Boston, MA
1994 - 1997
Algonquin Gas Transmission Company
Manager - Land, Public and Government Relations
Boston, MA

EDUCATION

Boston University School of Public Communication
Master of Science in Public Relations
Boston, MA
Boston University School of Public Communication
Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Public Communication
Minor: Law
Boston, MA

AFFILIATIONS

Board of Directors – Past and Present

  • The New England Council
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham, Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee, and member of the Compensation Committee
  • Boy Scouts of America, Narragansett Council, and a member of the Executive Committee and Director of Exploring Committee
  • Rhode Island Conference for Community and Justice
  • Central Rhode Island Development Corporation and a member of the Executive Committee
  • New England-Canada Business Council – Currently member of the Energy Committee

Professional, Business & Civic Activities – Past and Present

  • New England Governor’s Conference
  • Northeast Gas Association
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • University Club of Rhode Island
  • Associated Industries of MA
  • Capitol Hill Club, Washington, DC
  • NE Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners
  • National Assoc. of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • Boston College CEO Club
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • BU College of Communication Dean’s Exec. Advisory Bd.
  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce