DOVER, Del. — April 18, 2024 — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that Lucia Dempsey has joined the company as head of investor relations, effective April 15. 

Dempsey will be responsible for communicating Chesapeake Utilities' strategy to the investment community. Dempsey will serve as a key contact with the financial community, helping communicate the company's value proposition, investment opportunities and sustainability initiatives. 

"Lucia joins Chesapeake Utilities following our 17th consecutive year of record earnings and on the heels of our transformative acquisition of Florida City Gas in 2023," said Beth Cooper, executive vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and assistant corporate secretary. "As a key member of our team, Lucia will further advance our investor relations outreach and drive execution of our IR strategic plan. She will build upon our existing, valued relationships with the investment community while expanding our investor profile and seeking additional coverage." 


Dempsey has investor relations and investment banking experience in the finance and energy industries. Most recently, she was head of investor relations at Sunlight Financial, where she managed a SPAC acquisition and de-SPAC IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, among other accomplishments. Other previous roles include investment banking for Goldman Sachs & Co. and for Barclays Capital, and investor relations and rates and regulatory affairs roles for Portland General Electric. 

Dempsey has an MBA from the University of Virginia and a bachelor's degree in administration and finance from the University of Portland. She serves as a board member for Trail Blazers, a nonprofit organization that equips and empowers youth to build values for life through outdoor programs financially accessible to all.