Ørsted Expands New Jersey Presence With Two New Hires


Atlantic City, NJ (October 4, 2021) – 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 appointed Senior Human Resources Associate and Tom Suthard has been hired as Director of Stakeholder Relations.
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 developing clean energy projects.

Most recently, Anderson worked for Public Service Electric & Gas (PSEG) and prior to 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 sites and sectors.
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 locally elected officials, members of community, civic and business organizations, and those interested in learning more about Ørsted and its building plans. of two offshore wind farms about 15 miles from the south coast of New Jersey.

Until recently as chief of staff to former New Jersey State Senator Chris Brown, Suthard understands issues important to a range of stakeholders across New Jersey. It recognizes and understands how policies related to tourism, beach protection, fishing, and economic and workforce development affect communities in South Jersey.

Suthard received a master’s degree from Rutgers University where he graduated from the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He received his bachelor’s degree 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, head of Ørsted. government affairs and politics, NJ. “As we increase our presence in New Jersey, Kareen’s experience as an accomplished human resources leader will allow us to grow and invest in our people and our organization. “

Suthard will be based in the Atlantic City office in Ørsted.


About Ørsted Offshore North America
Ørsted’s vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted ranks as the world’s most sustainable energy company in the Corporate Knights 2021 Global 100 Index of Most Sustainable Companies and is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader in climate action .
In the United States, Ørsted operates the Block Island wind farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States, and built the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind two-turbine pilot project – the first turbines to be installed in federal waters. Ørsted has secured over 4,000 megawatts of additional capacity from seven projects in the North East and Mid Atlantic. Ørsted Offshore’s North American business is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island and employs over 150 people. To learn more, visit us.orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@OrstedUS).

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