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utility executive , Environmental educator

William Ben Ellis, American Environmental educator, retired utility executive. member of the board National Museum Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; member science advisory board The Nature Conservancy. With United States Army, 1967-1969. Member Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce (board directors since 1978, chairman 1985). M C.

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 U., 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, U. Maryland., 1966;postgraduate, American U., 1968.

Career

Research assistant, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation, West Monroe, Louisiana, 1958;research assistant, Commercial Solvents Corporation, Sterlington, Louisiana, 1959;engineer, Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, 1961;process engineer, Standard Oil New Jersey, Baton Rouge, 1962-1967;associate, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, 1969-1975;principal, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Washington, 1975-1976;executive vice president, cfo, Northeast Utilities and Subsidiary, Hartford, Connecticut, 1976-1978;president, cfo, Northeast Utilities and Subsidiary, Hartford, Connecticut, 1978-1980;president, coo, Northeast Utilities and Subsidiary, Hartford, Connecticut, 1980-1983;chairman, ceo, Northeast Utilities and Subsidiary, Hartford, Connecticut, 1983-1993;chairman, Northeast Utilities and Subsidiary, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993-1995. Senior 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, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Advest Group. Inc., Catalytica Combustion Sys., Inc.

Membership

Member of the board National Museum Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Member science advisory board The Nature Conservancy. With United States Army, 1967-1969.

Member Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce (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