The Business and Community Development team is dedicated to growing our business and being present in the communities we serve. They do this by helping new customers bring natural gas to their property and positively representing the company at community events, trade shows, or volunteering opportunities, or wherever they are needed. Meet the team that gets it all done below! 

Rachel Fournier

Rachel started with Liberty Utilities in early 2015. As a Sales Coordinator, Rachel verifies that interested homeowners have access to natural gas. If natural gas is available, she pairs potential customers with their Account Manager. After the customer is ready to move forward with natural gas, Rachel will guide the customer through the entire process.  

Prior to joining Liberty Utilities, Rachel was an Assistant Project Manager for Built INC., where she developed client relations and helped with office management, design build, and interior design. She is an expert at making customers feel at ease and has made a wonderful addition to the Liberty Utilities team. When she is not at work, Rachel enjoys to cook and travel.     

Joey Lopes
Manager, Commercial

Joey has been with Liberty Utilities and legacy companies for 14 years. He began his career as a Dispatcher for New England Gas and moved into his current as a Business and Community Development Manager in 2010. Joey is responsible for helping commercial and industrial customers convert their buildings to natural gas. He also is responsible for all new construction projects, including residential developments. With Joey's vast knowledge of the natural gas industry as well as commercial markets, he is a wonderful asset to Liberty Utilities. When he is not at work, Joey enjoys to travel.

Chris Ferri 
Manager, Residential 

Chris has been with Liberty Utilities and prior legacy companies for 13 years. Before he became an Account Manager, he was a Marketing/Sales Analyst for 10 years. As an Account Manager, Chris is responsible for helping prospective customers determine if natural gas is right for them. He will help locate where the gas service needs to be installed, and can supply homeowners with information regarding energy efficiency rebates and financing options. Upon request, he can also provide a list of qualified local contractors to help complete the work inside of the house.

Chris is very knowledgeable about natural gas, and the passion he has for his job is evident. Chris' favorite thing to do is go hiking.