Ørsted Expands New Jersey Presence with Two New Hires

Human resources expert Kareen Anderson and stakeholder relations manager Tom Suthard added to New Jersey team.

Atlantic City, NJ – Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind energy, is expanding its presence in New Jersey with the addition of two new hires. Kareen Anderson has been named senior human resource business partner, and Tom Suthard has been hired as stakeholder relations manager. 

Anderson will be based in Newark at Ørsted’s new North American Digital Operations Headquarters.  Working across the organization, Kareen will be part of a team building and scaling the human resources department to support Ocean Wind and other clean energy projects in development.

Most recently, Anderson worked at Public Service Electric & Gas (PSEG) and before that, General Electric (GE), where she graduated from GE’s highly regarded HR Leadership Program. Throughout her career, she has held various HR positions of increasing responsibility in global locations and industries.

Anderson holds three master’s degrees: business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and labor relations and human resources from Rutgers University.

Suthard will be responsible for leading strategic partnerships with stakeholders at all levels, including local elected officials, members of community, civic and business organizations, and individuals interested in learning more about Ørsted and its plans to build two offshore wind farms approximately 15 miles off the southern New Jersey coast. 

Serving most recently as chief of staff for former New Jersey State Senator Chris Brown, Suthard understands the issues important to a range of stakeholders across New Jersey. He recognizes and understands how policies relating to tourism, beach protection, fisheries, and economic and workforce development affect South Jersey communities. 
Suthard earned a master’s degree at Rutgers University where he was a graduate fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He received his bachelor’s from Dickinson College.

“With his experience and strong relationships with community and business leaders across the state, Tom is a great addition to our team as we advance Ocean Wind I and II, and a clean energy future for New Jersey,” said Maddy Urbish, Ørsted’s head of government affairs and policy, NJ. “As we increase our presence in New Jersey, Kareen’s experience as an accomplished human resources leader will enable us to grow and invest into our people and organization.”

Suthard will be based in Ørsted’s Atlantic City office. 

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 4,000 megawatts of additional capacity through seven 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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