Vincent Parisi

DP&L CEO to step down: Leaving ‘is a bittersweet decision’

Utility chief executive took job last May

Vince Parisi will soon resign as chief executive of Dayton Power & Light, DP&L’s parent company said Wednesday.

The move leaves DP&L searching for a second CEO in a little over a year.

Parisi was named to the position last May, after former president and CEO Craig Jackson left DP&L in December 2018 to “spend more time with his family and begin exploring new career opportunities,” the utility said at that time.

The AES Corp.’s United States Strategic Business Unit said Parisi has resigned to “spend more time with his family,” who live in the Columbus area.

Parisi, who is also president and CEO of Indianapolis Power & Light Company, will depart effective June 5, AES said.

“I thank Vince for his thoughtful leadership, customer-centric approach and focus on our Indianapolis and Dayton communities,” said Lisa Krueger, AES United States Strategic Business Unit President. “We will continue to deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy service to our customers and invest in the communities we serve.”

“Leaving AES is a bittersweet decision, but it is the best choice for my family and me at this time,” Parisi said in a release from DP&L. “I value the talented team at AES and the friendships I made here and, in the Dayton, and Indianapolis communities. I wish everyone at AES my best as they continue to accelerate the future of energy.”

When he joined DP&L last year, Parisi was a vice president of Columbus-based Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.

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