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Citizens Energy Group Announces New Vice President, Energy Operations

By Laura O'Brien on 4/3/20 10:11 AM

Jonathan “J.P.” Ghio Will Lead Citizens’ Natural Gas and Thermal Operations

INDIANAPOLIS – Jonathan “J.P.” Ghio has joined Citizens Energy Group as Vice President, Energy Operations. He began his career with Pennsylvania-based UGI Utilities more than 25 years ago and transitioned to sister company UGI Energy Services in 2003.


As Vice President, Energy Operations, Ghio will oversee Citizens’ natural gas and thermal operations.

Ghio’s diverse background includes experience in gas supply optimization and hedging; engineering; and operations. Ghio has held such positions as Manager of Gas Supply, Vice President of Gas & Electric Supply and Vice President of Gas Supply & Customer Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Joseph’s University.    

Citizens President & CEO Jeffrey Harrison said, “I am pleased to welcome J.P. to Citizens Energy Group. His impressive general business knowledge and utility operational experience make him an excellent leader at any organization. His demeanor and leadership style make him a good culture fit and position him very well to lead Citizens’ natural gas and thermal operations.”

Ghio succeeds Chris Braun, who retired as Vice President, Energy Operations on March 31. Throughout Braun’s 33-year career, he was instrumental in ensuring the utility’s delivery of safe, reliable and affordable natural gas and thermal services to the Indianapolis community.

“We greatly appreciate Chris’ dedicated service to Citizens Energy Group and the people of Central Indiana. We wish him well as he enjoys his hard-earned retirement,” said Harrison.

About Citizens Energy Group

Citizens Energy Group provides safe and reliable utility services to about 900,000 people in the Indianapolis area. Citizens operates its utilities for the benefit of customers and the community.

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