Sandy Cloud

Former Lead Trustee

Eversource Energy

Sanford (Sandy) Cloud, Jr. served as lead trustee of Eversource Energy (formerly Northeast Utilities), until May 22. He also serves on the boards of the Ironwood Mezzanine Fund LP, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, and the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he is chair of the board, and sits on the board of trustees for the University of Connecticut.

Sandy is the chair and CEO of The Cloud Company, LLC, a real estate development and business investment firm. He is the former president and CEO of the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry, and racism in America. 

Sandy also helped found National Voices for an Inclusive 21st Century, a collaboration of national human relations and civil rights organizations. Internationally, he represented NCCJ as a member of President Carter’s delegation to oversee the first Palestinian elections in Jerusalem.

Before coming to NCCJ, Sandy was a partner in the law firm of Robinson & Cole. Through much of the 198s, he worked for Aetna Inc. as vice president, corporate public involvement, and executive director of the Aetna Foundation. As chair of the company’s corporate responsibility investment committee, he directed Aetna’s socially responsible investments.

A former two-term Connecticut State Senator, Sandy’s accomplishments included primary sponsorship of legislation creating the state’s first Department of Housing. 

Born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, Sandy is a 1966 graduate of Howard University’s College of Liberal Arts and a 1969 graduate of the Howard University Law School. In 1992, he received an MA in religious studies from Hartford Seminary. He has also received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Connecticut and Providence College.

Sandy has been recognized with many honors and awards for his lifelong dedication to promoting civil and human rights. In 1998, he received The Spirit of Anne Frank, Outstanding Citizen Award from the Anne Frank Center USA. More recently, he and his family received the Passing of the Torch Award from the Anti-Defamation League for their service to the community. He is the recipient of the Visionary Award from the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association and the Thurgood Marshall Award from Quinnipiac University School of Law.