Hugo Hodge, Jr.Executive Director
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. is the Executive Director (CEO) of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA). Since he returned home in 2008, Hodge has embarked on an ambitious plan to bring state-of-the-art solutions to how WAPA generates water and power. Hodge, a certified power quality professional (CPQ) and public manager, is experienced in alternative sources of generation and established an impressive record of improving and sustaining system efficiency at several mainland utilities.
Hodge holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. While living in Georgia he was Director of Griffin Power, ably spearheading strategic business planning and electric distribution operations. He was on the board of the Electric Cities of Georgia and also chaired a joint committee that determined the direction of public power policy.
Hodge is currently the co-director of the Energy Development in Island Nations-U.S. Virgin Islands (EDIN-USVI) initiative, a collaborative federal and local effort to reduce fossil fuel usage 60% by 2025. He serves on the executive boards of the Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC), the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), and the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN).
It is also vitally important to this CEO to be involved in the community. He serves as a facilitator for the Junior Achievement Program, coaches several sports teams, and mentors young people towards careers in technology and business.
Hugo V. Hodge, Jr. is on a mission to create a legacy of change in how Virgin Islanders are provided with essential water and power services. He has committed himself to leading a utility that efficiently serves its customers as the very best steward of the public’s dollar.