Victor Staffieri was named to his current position in 2001. He has 32 years of experience in the electric and natural gas utility industry.
Staffieri began his career as an attorney at Long Island Lighting Company in New York, in 1980. Prior to joining LG&E Energy as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 1992, he held several management positions at Long Island Lighting, culminating in General Counsel and Secretary. Staffieri subsequently became LG&E Energy's Senior Vice President — Public Policy, and General Counsel; President, Louisville Gas and Electric Company; President, Distribution Services Division; Chief Financial Officer; and President and Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to his present position.
Staffieri has a bachelor's degree from Yale University, and a Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law. He currently belongs to the board of directors of the Edison Electric Institute (Washington, D.C.). Staffieri has previously served on the boards of the Electric Power Research Institute (Palo Alto, California), Jefferson County/Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce Family Business Partnership (Co-Chairman), Kentucky Country Day School, Metro United Way, MidAmerica Bancorp, the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Louisville.
Staffieri was Chairman of the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of its Finance and Administration Steering Committee and a member of its African-American Affairs Committee. He served as Chairman of the Coordination Council for Economic Development Activities — Regional Economic Development Strategy, Chairman of Community Campaign for Metro United Way, and Dinner Chair for The National Conference, Junior Achievement and Catholic Charities Foundation. Staffieri recently chaired a business task force on postsecondary education in cooperation with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.