Rich Henning

Rich Henning

Senior Vice President - Communications, SUEZ

Rich Henning serves as senior vice president of communications for SUEZ North America. In this position, he oversees all internal and external communications programs for the company’s corporate office and its nationwide water and wastewater operations. This includes strategic planning and policy development, media relations, marketing, community relations, customer communications and creative services.

He is responsible for leading communications program which foster the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and managed growth.

Rich joined SUEZ North America in 1990 and assisted in transforming the company from a regional utility into a leading national environmental and water services company. Earlier in his career Rich held management positions with General Electric, RCA and Panasonic.

He serves as chair of the board of directors for the Heroes and Cool Kids Foundation. In addition, he sits on the boards of both Hackensack University Medical Center and the Foundation for Free Enterprise. He is a member of the New Jersey Utilities Association, the New York State Water Wise Council and the American Water Works Association.

Rich has a B.A. in communications from Rutgers University where he also taught media relations as an adjunct professor.

Joined SUEZ

Previous positions:


  • Public Relations Manager (1985 – 1990)


  • Public Relations Manager (1983 – 1985)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chair, Board of Directors – Heroes & Cool Kids
  • Board Member – Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Board Member – Foundation for Free Enterprise
  • NJ Utilities Association
  • NY State Water Wise Council
  • AWWA

B.A., Communications