Natural gas and electric utility company NiSource has appointed interim general counsel Kim Cuccia to the full-time role of general counsel and corporate secretary.
Cuccia assumed the role of interim general counsel following the departure of Anne-Marie D’Angelo in late 2021. D’Angelo joined Molson Coors as chief legal and government affairs officer in December last year. She had joined the utility in 2019.
Cuccia joined NiSource in November 2009. Since then she has held roles of increasing seniority in the company’s legal function. She was appointed chief counsel of all NiSource’s Columbia Gas companies and headed up the deployment of the company’s safety management system in 2018.
Having been general counsel for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts for two years, Cuccia was appointed vice president and deputy general counsel of regulatory matters in 2020, the position she held before becoming interim general counsel.
NiSource president and CEO Lloyd Yates says in a statement: ‘Kim Cuccia has an excellent legal mind and outstanding experience in the utilities sector. We are delighted to appoint her as our next general counsel and corporate secretary.
‘Throughout her 14-year career at NiSource, Kim has served the company expertly in a number of legal and leadership roles of increasing importance. Her knowledge of the business along with her demonstrated ability to thoughtfully navigate complex issues make her acutely qualified to lead the next chapter for our legal function.’