Lisa Crutchfield

Lisa Crutchfield


Lisa Crutchfield is an accomplished corporate executive and energy industry thought leader with 20+ years of experience leading finance, regulatory, strategy and risk teams. She is a transformational leader who thrives in organizations where the metric of change is constant. Crutchfield has pioneered the liberalization of the electric and gas markets in the U.S. and Europe. She is an Ivy – League trained finance and economics expert who developed innovative pricing models to introduce competition into traditionally regulated energy, telecommunications and transportation industries. She applies concepts of finance and theoretical economics to aid companies in improving earnings growth and enhancing long-term shareholder value.

Today, Crutchfield leads the consulting firm Hudson Strategic Advisers LLC, an economic analysis and strategic advisory firm. In this
role, Crutchfield raised angel and venture funding for start-up healthcare technology companies. Additionally, she recruited investors to fund $3.0 billion in new infrastructure to transport natural gas from the shale resources to the densely populated east coast of the U.S.

Prior to her entrepreneurial venture, Crutchfield enjoyed a distinguished corporate career serving as the Chief Regulatory, Risk and Compliance Officer for the U.K. based National Grid plc. At Grid, Crutchfield led the finance, accounting and regulatory teams that successfully generated over $500 million in new revenue for the 12 electric and gas utilities in the U.S. Crutchfield introduced innovative pricing models which significantly improved Grid’s cashflow and increased funding for new investment in clean technology.

In addition to serving as a corporate leader at National Grid plc, Crutchfield has served in successive executive roles as Senior Vice President of Regulatory and External Affairs at PECO, an Exelon Company; Vice President and General Manager at TIAA-CREF; and Vice President of Energy Policy and Strategy with Duke Energy Corporation. She began her career in banking as a commercial and investment banker.

Crutchfield is a graduate of the Harvard Business School with distinctions in Finance. She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale University. Early in her career, she was appointed to serve as the youngest utilities’ commissioner in the U.S. She developed a reputation for being an economic policy expert and was frequently asked to serve as an expert witness before the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives and before federal regulatory agencies. Additionally, she has advised European companies on gaining a competitive advantage in dynamic markets and on other investment strategies.

Crutchfield is highly regarded as a leader and resource in both corporate settings and in the public sector. She has established a professional brand as a trusted partner with internal and external stake holders and has been applauded for successfully negotiating complex financial matters such as merger and acquisitions and for advocating policy positions on tax, energy, transportation and banking legislation.

In addition, to her corporate and advisory roles, Crutchfield has developed a governance expertise having served on 15+ for-profit and non-profit entities. Crutchfield currently serves on the board of Fulton Financial Corporation as the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and former Chair of Risk. She also serves on the board of Unitil Corporation as Chair of the Compensation Committee and on the board of Main Street America, an American Family Company.