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Former PSNH Head Gary Long Dies

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Sam Evans-Brown
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NHPR

Public Service of New Hampshire says that its former CEO, Gary Long, died Friday afternoon after a sudden illness.

Long started at PSNH in 1976, and began his tenure as CEO in 2000. He led the state’s largest utility at a time when the state restructured the electric utility industry. He stepped down as CEO last year to take a role leading the Northern Pass project through the regulatory process. He was also serving as chair of the board of directors for the Granite United Way.

In its statement this afternoon the utility said “Gary was fiercely dedicated to everything he approached in life and while we enjoyed his passion for his job, nothing could take priority over his family and faith.”

Gary Long was 63.