Portland General Electric Co
As an advocate for sustainable energy solutions nationwide, Maria Pope uses her authority as CEO, President and board member of Portland General Electric to provide affordable, clean energy to all communities. Prior to being promoted to President and CEO in 2018, Maria acted as PGE’s senior vice president of Power Supply, Operations and Resource Strategy where she headed the company’s transition utilizing regional smart grids. Before working in the energy sector, she started her career in finance at Morgan Stanley and later transitioned to electronic design automation at Mentor Graphics Corporation. She currently serves on the Oregon Global Warming Commission, The Nature Conservancy, Electric Power Research Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Maria holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Year appointed: 2018