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Margaret (Peggy) M. Smyth is the U.S. chief financial officer at National Grid, one of the world’s largest publicly owned utilities focused on electric and gas transmission and distribution activities in the Northeast U.S. The company delivers approximately $13 billion in U.S. revenues and manages $22 billion in U.S. assets. Peggy’s responsibilities include oversight of all finance, accounting, and shared services activities for National Grid U.S., including financial reporting, budgeting, controllership, compliance, transaction processing, fleet, property and facilities and oversight of financial management. She also serves as a director on the board of National Grid USA. Peggy was formerly the Vice President of Finance at Consolidated Edison, Inc. in New York. Prior to this role, she was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies (UTC) company and previously, Vice President and Corporate Controller for UTC. Prior to joining UTC, Peggy served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of 3M in St. Paul, MN. She was also a Senior Managing Partner at Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen in NYC. Peggy was formerly a director of both Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE; MSO) iand Vonage Holdings Corporation (NYSE: VG). She is currently a member of the board of directors of Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ; ETSY) where she serves as the Audit Committee chair and an audit committee member of two subsidiaries of Mutual of America. She also serves as a director of the British-American Business Association; a director of the Organization for International Investment, CFO Committee; a trustee emeritus for Concern Worldwide (U.S.) Inc.; and a member of the President’s Council Executive Committee for Fordham University. Peggy earned her M.S. in Accounting from the NYU Stern School of Business and her B.A. in Economics from Fordham University, graduating summa cum laude from both. She has also been awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Commercial Science by St. Thomas Aquinas College. Peggy resides with her family in New York, has a second home in County Roscommon, Ireland and maintains dual citizenship. She is a 2006 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.