Ørsted, a multinational power company based in Denmark, has appointed David Ortiz as head of market affairs for New England.

Ortiz joins Ørsted from the administration of former Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, where he served as chief of staff. He will be responsible for leading the development of Ørsted’s overall market strategy and overseeing its execution across New England.

“Ortiz brings deep experience in political strategy, public policy, stakeholder engagement and communications throughout New England,” says Matt Morrissey, head of U.S. market affairs and strategy at Orsted. “His extensive experience and strong regional relationships will help us as we advance development on our Revolution Wind and future New England projects.”

As chief of staff, Ortiz was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Raimondo administration’s agenda and managing the governor’s cabinet and executive staff. Prior, Ortiz served as deputy campaign manager for Raimondo’s re-election campaign. He began his career as a journalist at publications in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including The Standard-Times, Cambridge Chronicle and Providence Business News.

Ortiz will split his time between the company’s co-U.S. headquarters in Boston and Providence, R.I.

Photo: David Ortiz

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