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Citizens Energy Group Welcomes New Board Member

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January 17, 2024

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Lumina Foundation’s Jamie Merisotis Appointed to Board of Trustees

INDIANAPOLIS – Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis,
an internationally recognized leader in higher education, human work, philanthropy, and public policy, has been appointed to Citizens Energy Group’s five-member Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees’ exclusive function is to make nominations for vacancies to both the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors. 

Merisotis has served as Lumina Foundation’s president and CEO since 2008. Previously, he was president of the nonpartisan, D.C.-based Institute for Higher Education Policy, which he co-founded. He also was executive director of a bipartisan national commission, appointed by the U.S. president and congressional leaders, to study college affordability. 

An experienced board leader, Merisotis serves as trustee and governing board member of The Ditchley Foundation in the UK and on the boards of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and ACT. In addition, Merisotis is past chairman and trustee emeritus of the Council on Foundations and currently leads a task force highlighting philanthropy’s ethical responsibility to the greater good. He also is past chairman and investment committee chair of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Merisotis is a distinguished graduate and trustee emeritus of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Merisotis’s appointment to the Board of Trustees follows the retirement of Daniel F. Evans, Jr., who served on the Board for more than 17 years, including 14 years as its president. 

Citizens President & CEO Jeffrey Harrison said, “Citizens Energy Group is fortunate to have Jamie Merisotis join our Board of Trustees. His wealth of experience leading at the local, national, and global levels is a tremendous asset to the Board. At the same time we welcome Jamie, I want to express my deep gratitude to Daniel F. Evans, Jr. for his many years of valuable and unwavering service to Citizens.” Citizens Energy Group Welcomes New Board Member