Washington, D.C. (April 02, 2021) — Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn tonight issued the following statement on the passing of Tom Farrell, former Dominion Energy Chairman, President and CEO, and EEI Chairman from 2011-2012.
“I was incredibly saddened to learn the news of Tom Farrell’s passing earlier today. Tom was a visionary leader and a trusted friend and confidante to me and to so many throughout our industry. A true statesman and consensus-builder, Tom focused always on finding creative solutions to the energy challenges we face as a society, and his leadership helped EEI become a stronger and more effective organization.
“Among the many accomplishments during his EEI chairmanship, Tom was instrumental in creating the Troops to Energy Jobs program to streamline the hiring process for our nation’s military veterans. Today the program creates pathways for military veterans to find training and careers in the electric, nuclear, and natural gas industries.
“EEI’s Board of Directors presented Tom Farrell with the EEI Distinguished Leadership Award in 2013 for his service and exemplary contributions to the industry. Going forward, we will continue Tom’s mission to bring together policymakers and industry stakeholders to develop and implement solutions that will deliver a stronger and cleaner energy future for all customers.
“On behalf of the Edison Electric Institute and our member electric companies, I extend my deepest condolences to Tom’s wife, Anne Garland; his family; and his Dominion Energy colleagues.”