Duquesne Light Holdings Inc. Announces Daniel Farrah as New Chief Information Officer

PITTSBURGH — Duquesne Light Holdings Inc. (DLH) has appointed Daniel Farrah to its executive leadership team as chief information officer effective Dec. 4. In this role, Farrah will be responsible for leading the Information Technology (IT) business unit in its continued transformation to enable the company’s vision of a clean energy future for all, including a central focus on technology to meet evolving customer needs.


Previously, Farrah served in several executive technology leadership roles at Optum — a technology-enabled healthcare services company owned by UnitedHealth Group — including vice president of technology strategy and innovation at Optum Health and chief information officer at MedExpress. Prior to joining Optum, Farrah served in progressive technology leadership positions at ATI.


“I’m incredibly honored to have Daniel join the DLH team,” said Kevin Walker, president and CEO. “His impressive leadership experience and ability to advance the culture of high-performance teams make him the ideal candidate to lead our IT function as we modernize our region’s grid. Additionally, his ability to implement complex, multiyear projects will help us deliver exceptional results today while boldly harnessing opportunities for tomorrow.”


Farrah, who was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1992 to 1996, received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Master of Science in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. He resides in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, with his wife Laura. They have three adult children.

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