Ørsted Names David Ortiz as Head of Market Affairs for New England

Boston, Mass./Providence, R.I. – Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind development, has appointed David Ortiz as Head of Market Affairs for New England.

Ortiz joins Ørsted from the administration of former Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, where he served as Chief of Staff. He will be responsible for leading the development of Ørsted’s overall market strategy and overseeing its execution across New England.

“David brings deep experience in political strategy, public policy, stakeholder engagement and communications throughout New England,” said Matt Morrissey, Ørsted’s head of U.S. Market Affairs and Strategy. “His extensive experience and strong regional relationships will help us as we advance development on our Revolution Wind and future New England projects.”

As Chief of Staff, Ortiz was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Raimondo Administration’s agenda and managing the Governor’s cabinet and executive staff. Prior to serving as Chief of Staff, Ortiz served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Raimondo’s re-election campaign. He began his career as a journalist at publications in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including The Standard-Times, Cambridge Chronicle and Providence Business News.

Ortiz will split his time between the company’s co-U.S. headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. He and his family live in Providence.

About Ørsted Offshore North America

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted ranks as the world’s most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights’ 2021 Global 100 index of the most sustainable corporations and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action.

In the United States, Ørsted operates the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm, and constructed the two-turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project – the first turbines to be installed in federal waters.  Ørsted has secured over 2,900 megawatts of additional capacity through five projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Ørsted Offshore’s North American business is jointly headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs more than 150 people. To learn more visit us.orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@OrstedUS).

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Ørsted Offshore North America