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William Ben Ellis

William Ben Ellis, American environmental educator, retired utility executive. Board directors Smithsonian Natural History Museum, 1993-2002, Pew Center Global Climate Change, since 1998. With United States Army, 1967-1969. Member Metro Hartford C. of Chamber (board directors since 1978, chairman 1985).

Background

  • Ellis, William Ben was born on July 4, 1940 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States. Son of Conrad Ben and Viola Elizabeth (Stigall) Ellis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1966.

    Career

    • Process engineer Standard Oil New Jersey, Baton Rouge, 1962-1967. Associate McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, 1969-1975, principal, 1975-1976. Executive vice president, Chief Financial Officer Northeast Utilities and Subsidiary, Hartford, Connecticut, 1976-1978, president, cfo, 1978-1980, president, coo, 1980-1983, chairman, ceo, 1983-1993, chairman, 1993-1995.

      Senior visiting fellow Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, since 1995. Trustee Northeast Utilities, Hartford, Connecticut, 1977-1995. Board directors Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc., numerous others.

    Membership

    Board directors Smithsonian Natural History Museum, 1993-2002, Pew Center Global Climate Change, since 1998. With United States Army, 1967-1969. Member Metro Hartford C. of Chamber (board directors since 1978, chairman 1985).

    Connections

    • Children by previous marriage: Bradford, Katherine, Emily, Ben. Married Elaine Klutsavage, July 10, 1988. Children: John, David.
    • father: Conrad Ben Ellis
    • mother: Viola Elizabeth (Stigall) Ellis
    • spouse: Elaine Klutsavage
    • children: John Ellis
    • David Ellis
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    Nationality
    • 1962
      Carnegie Mellon University
    • 1966
      University Maryland
    • 1962 - 1967
      Process engineer, Standard Oil New Jersey
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    • 1969 - 1975
      associate, McKinsey & Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      associate, McKinsey & Company
    • 1976 - 1978
      executive, vice president
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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