New Jersey Resources (NJR) promoted James W. Kent to Vice President-Corporate Risk Management at NJR. New Jersey Resources is a Fortune 1000 company that, through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas and clean energy services, including transportation, distribution, asset management and home services.

In his role as Vice President-Corporate Risk Management, Kent is responsible for the management, leadership and strategic direction of NJR’s risk management, internal audit, financial controls compliance, security, business continuity, procurement and contract management programs, as well as facility operations.

He joined NJR as the Director of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance in 2013 and was named Director-Risk Management and later Treasurer in 2015. With more than 29 years of experience in the energy industry, Kent is a leader in the fields of risk management and financial controls. Prior to NJR, he worked for such organizations as Constellation Energy, American Electric Power, NextEra Energy and Deloitte and Touche. He earned his Masters of Business Administration in finance and accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Villanova University.