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Connecticut Water Service Inc (CTWS.OQ)

CTWS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Benoit

61 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Doffek

55 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Treasurer

Kristen Johnson

51 2018 Vice President of Human Resources, Corporate Secretary, Director

Craig Patla

50 Vice President - Service Delivery

Maureen Westbrook

58 1988 Vice President - Customer and Regulatory Affairs

Carol Wallace

62 2013 Lead Independent Director

Bradford Hunter

61 2015 Director

Ellen Wolf

64 2015 Director

Richard Forde

63 2013 Independent Director

Mary Hanley

60 1999 Independent Director

Heather Hunt

51 2006 Independent Director

Lisa Thibdaue

64 2000 Independent Director

Laurie Felleman

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Biographies

Name Description

David Benoit

Mr. David C. Benoit is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Connecticut Water Service Inc. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since March 6, 2018. Mr. Benoit previously served as the Company’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2017 and as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 1996. Mr. Benoit held positions at Northeast Utilities and Yankee Gas prior to joining the Company in April 1996. He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and has a MBA from the University of Hartford. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Benoit has 33 years of experience in the regulated utility industry.

Robert Doffek

Mr. Robert Doffek is Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Treasurer of the company. He has served as the Company’s Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since April 1, 2016, and, prior to that, served as the Company’s Assistant Controller since November 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Doffek worked for Northeast Utilities (now Eversource) where he held a number of leadership positions with increasing responsibilities in finance and accounting and participated in the regulatory process.

Kristen Johnson

Ms. Kristen A. Johnson is Vice President of Human Resources, Corporate Secretary, Director of Connecticut Water Service Inc. She has served as the Vice President of Human Resources since joining the Company in 2007 and was named as the Company’s Corporate Secretary in August 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Johnson served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer at Rockville Financial, Inc. from 1996 to 2007. She is a director of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. and its predecessor company since 2010, serving as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee since 2011 and also as a member of the Governance and Executive Committees. Ms. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elms College and earned a Master’s degree from American International College in Human Resources Development. She is also a Certified Compensation Professional.

Craig Patla

Maureen Westbrook

Carol Wallace

Ms. Carol P. Wallace is an Lead Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. She is Chairman of Cooper-Atkins Corporation, a manufacturer of temperature acquisition instruments, and has served in that capacity since 2004 in addition to serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer since 1994. She is also a director of Zygo Corporation, Middefield, CT; Sandstone Group, LLC, Milwaukee, WI; and she is a Board member of Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT. Ms. Wallace’s more than 15 years’ experience as Chief Executive Officer of a manufacturing firm with global sales gives her skills in executive leadership, including financial management, business strategy, financial accounting, and customer and employee satisfaction. Skills, qualifications and attributes: Executive Leadership; Finance/Capital Management; Financial Expertise/Literacy; Strategic Planning; Corporate Governance; Executive Compensation; Risk Management.

Bradford Hunter

Mr. Bradford A. Hunter is Director of the company. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Dead River Company, the largest residential distributor of heating oil and propane in northern New England, from 2007 until his retirement in 2013. Previously, Mr. Hunter spent 26 years in commercial banking where he last served as Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, Maine and its predecessor, Fleet Bank of Maine.

Ellen Wolf

Ms. Ellen C. Wolf is Director of the company. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor owned U.S. water and wastewater company, from 2006 until her retirement in May 2013. Previously, Ms. Wolf served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Centrus Energy (formerly USEC, Inc.) from 2003 until 2006.

Richard Forde

Mr. Richard H. Forde is Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. He brings a wealth of financial and managerial experience to the CTWS Board. Prior to his retirement in 2012, his career at Cigna Corporation spanned 35 years with the last 8 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. He was responsible for the performance of more than $23 billion in corporate portfolio and defined pension plan assets and oversaw Cigna Corporation's 401(k) plan. Mr. Forde received a B.A. in Economics from Bates College, before receiving an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Management Policy from Northwestern University. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Bates College. Skills, qualifications and attributes: Executive Leadership; Financial/Capital Management; Financial Expertise/Literacy; Investments; Executive Compensation; Strategic Planning; Risk Management.

Mary Hanley

Ms. Mary Ann Hanley is Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. She Assistant to the President of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Director of The Valencia Society, the endowment fund for the hospital. From January 1995 to February 1998, she was legal counsel to the Governor’s Office, State of Connecticut. She currently chairs the State's Small Business Innovation and Research Council and is Vice Chair of the Board of Oak Hill. Ms. Hanley’s experience as legal counsel and advisor to the Governor’s Office of the State of Connecticut gives her expertise on the inner workings of Connecticut’s state government. Skills, qualifications and attributes: Financial Expertise/Literacy; Strategic Planning; Corporate Governance; Government Relations; Public Affairs & Communications; Legal; Risk Management. .

Heather Hunt

Ms. Heather L. Hunt is Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. She is Executive Director of the New England States’ Committee on Electricity since January 2009. She is also an attorney with a regulatory law practice in Stratford, Connecticut. Previously, Ms. Hunt was Director of State and Local Government Affairs at United Technologies Corporation from January 2001 to September 2003. From June 1998 through December 2000, she was with the Southern Connecticut Gas Company in regulatory and public policy capacities, ultimately as Vice President. In addition, she served as a Commissioner of the Maine Public Utility Commission from October 1995 through May 1998 and as a Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control from October 1993 through July 1995.

Lisa Thibdaue

Ms. Lisa J. Thibdaue is Independent Director of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. She was named the Vice President, Rates, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Northeast Utilities in January 1998 and has served as Vice President, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs at Northeast Utilities from 2005 until her retirement on February 1, 2013. From 1996 to 1997, she was Executive Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs at Consumers Energy, a natural gas and electric utility located in Michigan. Ms. Thibdaue served on various American Gas Association and Edison Electric Institute Committees. She is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities. Ms. Thibdaue’s more than 14 years’ experience in rates and regulatory matters, including direct involvement with Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (“PURA”), at a regulated electric utility in Connecticut provides her with extensive knowledge of the Company’s regulatory environment. Skills, qualifications and attributes: Finance/Capital Management; Financial Expertise/Literacy; Utility Industry/Regulatory; Strategic Planning; Government Relations; Public Affairs & Communications; Risk Management.

Laurie Felleman

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