James Connell is responsible for enterprise strategic planning, business development, corporate communications, marketing and brand management for Centuri Group, Inc., a comprehensive utility infrastructure services enterprise dedicated to meeting the growing demands of North American utility, energy and industrial markets. Mr. Connell also leads several strategic customer focused initiatives, including the development of key executive relationships, strategic alliances, contract renewals and several executive customer forums. In addition, he has led the organization in the development of diverse business enterprise relationships with suppliers across the United States.
Mr. Connell joined Centuri in 2006 as Director of Supply Chain and Asset Management for NPL Construction Co. He has led a number of initiatives across the organization in roles of increasing responsibility as Director of Risk Management and Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. He was promoted to Vice President/Business Development and Corporate Communications in 2017, and then to Executive Vice President/Chief Customer Officer in 2018. Prior to joining Centuri, Mr. Connell held various roles at Deere & Company in the Worldwide Construction and Forestry Division.