Maria Pope - Portland General Electric

Maria Pope

Portland General Electric

As an advocate for sustainable energy solutions nationwide, Maria Pope uses her authority as CEO at Portland General Electric to provide affordable, clean energy to all communities. Prior to her promotion as President and CEO in 2018, Pope 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 working at Morgan Stanley, later transitioning to electronic design automation at Mentor Graphics Corporation. Pope currently serves on the Oregon Global Warming Commission, The Nature Conservancy, Electric Power Research Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Year appointed: 2018