Corporate Governance

PGE is committed to conducting business in conformance with the highest behavioral standards and in compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements.

Board of Directors

John W. Ballantine
John Ballantine is the chair of PGE's Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
 
Ballantine has been an active, self-employed private investor since 1998, when he retired from First Chicago NBD Corporation where he most recently served as executive vice president and Chief Risk Management Officer. 
 
During his 28-year career with First Chicago, Ballantine was responsible for international banking operations, New York operations, Latin American banking, corporate planning, U.S. financial institutions business and a variety of trust operations. 
 
Ballantine also serves as a director of Deutsche Funds, as a member of the audit committee and the investment oversight committee of Deutsche Funds, and as chair of the contract committee of Deutsche Funds. 
 
He holds a BA from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. 
Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Chair of the Finance Committee
Rodney L. Brown Jr.
Elected 2007

Rodney Brown is a member of PGE's Finance Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Brown is a founding partner of Cascadia Law Group PLLC, a Seattle law firm that specializes in environmental law in the Pacific Northwest. He is the principal author of Washington's Superfund law, the Model Toxics Control Act, and has worked for years to reform and improve the environmental regulatory system. 

Brown serves on several non-profit boards, including Washington Conservation Voters, the Sightline Institute, and the Seattle Audubon Society. 

He received his J.D. degree from University of Texas School of Law and a bachelor of arts in political science from Baylor University.

Member of the Finance Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2007
Jack E. Davis
Jack Davis is chairman of the PGE board and a member of PGE's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
 
Davis served as CEO of Arizona Public Service Company, Arizona’s largest electricity provider, from September 2002 until his retirement in March 2008. 
 
During his 35 years at APS, he held executive and management positions in various areas of the company, including commercial operations, generation and transmission, customer service, and power operations. 
 
Davis currently serves as vice chairman of the board of the Arizona Community Foundation. 
 
He earned bachelor's degrees in Medical Technology and Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
David A. Dietzler

David Dietzler is a member of PGE's Audit Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Dietzler has been a certified public accountant for over 40 years and retired as a partner of KPMG LLP, a public accounting firm, in 2005. 

During his last 10 years with KPMG LLP he served in both administrative and client service roles. These included serving on the firm’s board of directors, and he was the Pacific Northwest partner in charge of the Audit Practice for KPMG’s offices in Anchorage, Boise, Billings, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle, as well as the managing partner of the Portland office. 

Dietzler currently serves on the boards of Columbia Banking System, Inc., Columbia State Bank and Columbia Trust Company.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Dakota. 

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Kirby A. Dyess

Kirby Dyess is the chair of PGE's Compensation and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit Committee since joining the board in 2009.

Dyess is a principal in Austin Capital Management LLC, where she evaluates, invests in, and assists early stage companies in the Pacific Northwest. 

She serves on the board of Itron, Inc, Compli, and chairs the Board of Prolifiq Software.  She also serves on the Board of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Prior to forming Austin Capital Management LLC, Dyess spent 23 years in various executive positions at Intel Corporation most recently as corporate vice president of Intel Corporation and director of Intel Capital. 

Member of the Audit Committee since 2009
Chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Mark B. Ganz

Mark Ganz is a member of PGE's Audit Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

Ganz is president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, a health solutions company. Cambia’s growing family of companies ranges from software and mobile applications, health care marketplaces, non-traditional health care delivery models, health insurance, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, wellness and overall consumer engagement.

He has been with Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. since 1992, holding various positions, including president, chief operating officer, chief legal officer and secretary, and chief compliance officer. He was previously president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

Ganz also serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP); Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA); Oregon Business Council (also executive committee member); Greater Portland Inc.; University of Portland Board of Regents; Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council; Jesuit High School; and The Conversation Project. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Kathryn J. Jackson
Elected 2015

Kathryn Jackson is a member of PGE’s Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee.

Jackson has served since January 2016 as the director of energy and technology consulting at KeySource, Inc., where she provides consulting services to clients in business growth, technology development and energy services. Prior to KeySource, Inc., Jackson served as senior vice president and chief technology officer of RTI International Metals and chief technology officer and senior vice president of research and technology at Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, a nuclear plant, fuel, and services company.

Jackson’s board service includes the board of directors of Hydro One Inc., an electricity transmission and distribution company serving the Province of Ontario, Canada; director of Cameco Corporation – one of the world’s largest uranium producers, headquartered in Saskatchewan, Canada; Rice Energy, Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company focused on acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties in the Appalachian Basin; the Electricity Industry Center Advisory Board at Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Mellon University; Engineering School Dean’s Advisory Board; the Electricity Institute Advisory Board at the University of Pittsburgh; and the Industry Advisory Board at Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. 

She holds a doctorate and masters in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s in industrial engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor of science in physics from Grove City College. 

 

Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Member of the Finance Committee
Neil J. Nelson

Neil Nelson is Chairman of PGE's Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

Nelson has served as president and CEO of Siltronic Corporation, a global leader in the market for hyperpure silicon wafers and a partner to many top-tier chip manufacturers, since July 2003. Nelson also serves on the board of directors of Siltronic Corporation.

Prior to Siltronic Corporation, Nelson served in various positions with Mitsubishi Silicon America, including vice president of operations. 

He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University.  

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
M. Lee Pelton

Lee Pelton is a member of PGE's Finance Committee, and he chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Pelton was appointed Emerson College's twelfth president in July of 2011. A recognized leader in higher education, Pelton has also served as president of Willamette University, dean of the college at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, and dean of one of Harvard's 13 undergraduate colleges.

He holds a doctorate from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Wichita State University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Member of the Finance Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Jim Piro

Jim Piro has more than 40 years' experience in the utility business. Before becoming CEO in 2009, he served nine years as executive vice president of Finance, chief financial officer and treasurer. 

Piro serves on several boards and is chair of Greater Portland Inc. and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Investment Council. 

He is a member of the Oregon Global Warming Commission and is active in the business and utility industries, both locally and nationally, serving on the boards of the Oregon Business Council and the Edison Electric Institute. 

He is also a member of the Electrification Coalition, a national group of business leaders advocating for policies that support electric vehicles. He serves also on the PGE Foundation.

Piro earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from Oregon State University.

Charles W. Shivery

Charles Shivery is a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

Shivery served as chairman, president and CEO of Northeast Utilities, New England’s largest utility system, from 2004 until his retirement in 2012, following the completion of the merger between Northeast Utilities and NSTAR.

Prior to joining Northeast Utilities in 2002, Shivery worked for 29 years at Constellation Energy Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, where he served in various executive positions, including co-president of Constellation Energy Group.

He is a director of Webster Financial Corporation and is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. 

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Finance Committee

Corporate Officers

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Jim Piro is chief executive officer of Portland General Electric (PGE), and has 41 years’ experience in the utility business. Prior to becoming CEO in 2009, he served nine years as executive vice president of Finance, chief financial officer and treasurer.

A 1974 graduate of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., Piro earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in California and, before working at PGE, worked as a civil engineer for San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Piro serves on several boards and is chair of Greater Portland Inc. and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Investment Council. He is a member of the Oregon Global Warming Commission and is active in the business and utility industries, both locally and nationally, serving on the boards of the Oregon Business Council and the Edison Electric Institute. He is also a member of the Electrification Coalition, a national group of business leaders advocating for policies that support electric vehicles. He serves also on the PGE Foundation.

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On July 26, 2017, Maria Pope was appointed by PGE’s board of directors to succeed Jim Piro in the roles of president, CEO and member of the board. On Oct. 1, 2017, Pope took on the role of president, and on Jan. 1, 2018 she will also assume the roles of CEO and member of the board when Jim Piro officially retires.

Most recently, Pope served as senior vice president of Power Supply, Operations and Resource Strategy, overseeing PGE's energy supply portfolio, operations — including wholesale power, fuels, marketing, trading and long-term resource strategy— and generation facilities, including 15 thermal, hydro and wind facilities.

Pope joined PGE in 2009 as senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer. She served on PGE’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining PGE, Pope was chief financial officer of Mentor Graphics Corporation and served in senior operating and finance positions within the forest products and consumer products industries. She began her career in banking with Morgan Stanley.

She was appointed by Oregon’s governor to chair the Oregon Health & Science University governing board and also serves on the board of Umpqua Holdings Corporation. She has previously served on several other U.S. and Canadian boards. Pope is an alumna of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

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James Lobdell oversees all financial areas, risk management, rates and regulatory affairs, property and facilities.

Since joining PGE in 1984, Lobdell has held a number of key positions within the company and its affiliates. In 2004, he was named vice president of Power Operations & Resource Strategy, after serving as vice president of Power Operations and vice president of Risk Management, Reporting, Controls and Credit.

Before that, he was senior director of Business Development, director of Internal Audit Services and manager of Financial Risk Management and Pricing, where he provided financial risk management for PGE’s wholesale electric and natural gas portfolios.

He is on the board of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington, a member of the FM Global Advisory Committee, treasurer of the PGE Foundation and serves as senior fellow for American Leadership Forum.

Lobdell earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and is a former Certified Managerial Accountant.

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Bill Nicholson oversees Customer Service Operations, Customer Strategies, and Transmission and Distribution Operations.

He previously served as vice president of Distribution Operations and as vice president of Customers and Economic Development.

Nicholson joined PGE in 1980 as an engineer at the Trojan Plant and has served in a variety of capacities in Distribution Operations and Generation Engineering.

He serves on the boards of Associated Oregon Industries and the Museum at Warm Springs.

A registered professional engineer, Nicholson belongs to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

He earned a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University in 1980 and has successfully completed the Harvard University Program on Negotiation, the Utility Executive program from the University of Idaho and the American Leadership Forum, where he serves as a senior fellow.

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Larry Bekkedahl is responsible for PGE's transmission and distribution engineering and operations functions.

He oversees the company's Transmission and Reliability, Engineering and Design, Distribution Services, Asset Management, System Control Center and Dispatch, and Substation Operations sections. He joined PGE in 2014.

Bekkedahl was previously senior vice president for transmission services at the Bonneville Power Administration, and he has held other leadership and management positions at BPA, Clark Public Utilities, PacifiCorp and Montana Power Company.

He serves on the Electric Power Research Institute's utility executive committee, the University of Akron's energy advisory committee, Intel's utility sector advisory committee, the All Hands Raised Foundation board for Portland Public Schools, and is an elected representative to the PEAK Reliability member advisory board.

Bekkedahl earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Montana State University.

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Carol Dillin is responsible for customer growth opportunities, leveraging emerging technologies, innovative customer solutions and other potential ventures related to PGE's core energy business. Her division includes PGE's Retail Strategy & Development, Business & Economic Development, Customer Program Management, Customer Program Support, and the Business Customer Group.

During her nearly three decades at PGE, she has served in a variety of capacities, including vice president of Public Policy, director of Corporate Communications & Community Affairs and president of the PGE Foundation.

Dillin serves on the board of the BEST Foundation. She also serves on the Business Advisory Committee at Portland State University and is a board member of the PGE Foundation. She currently serves as the C-Chair for the Edison Electric Institute’s Electrification Task Force, as well as Chairperson for the annual Marketing Executives Conference.

In 2002, Dillin received the William Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award for public relations leadership and expertise by the Public Relations Society of America – Columbia-Willamette Chapter.

Dillin is a graduate of the University of Oregon with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish. 

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Cam Henderson is responsible for the infrastructure, operations and system development of all information systems. He joined PGE in 2005.
 
Before joining PGE, Henderson spent 12 years with Willamette Industries where he served as vice president and Chief Information Officer, and 12 years with Andersen Consulting.
 
Henderson is on the board of directors for Salvation Army and on the advisory boards of software companies IBM and PowerPlan.
 
He earned a bachelor's degree in management from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Lisa Kaner is responsible for all of PGE's legal affairs and coordinates the company's internal audit, ethics and compliance and FERC compliance activities. Before joining PGE in 2017, Kaner successfully handled important contract, employment and other commercial cases at the Portland office of Markowitz Herbold PC. In addition to being honored by the Portland Business Journal as one of the region’s most influential business women, Kaner was recognized for her public service by the Oregon State Bar. She is an active member of our community where she has coached the Lincoln High School Constitution Team and the Jefferson High School Mock Trial Team. She has a bachelor’s degree in European history from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude, and her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.

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Brad Jenkins oversees the operation and maintenance of PGE's diverse set of generating resources, which includes 15 thermal, hydro and wind generation plants.
 
He also oversees the Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation facility, established as part of the decommissioning of the Trojan Nuclear Plant.
 
Jenkins joined PGE in 2012 as a manager of Boardman operations. He most recently served as general manager of diversified plant operations, which included oversight of six major generation resources.
 
Prior to PGE, Jenkins served in a variety of leadership and management roles in the utility industry with 21 years in large generating facilities, including coal, natural gas and nuclear. His experience includes time at Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Nuclear South, Energy Northwest and Tennessee Valley Authority.
 
He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in industrial engineering from Southern Illinois University and is a United States Air Force veteran.
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Anne Mersereau leads PGE’s efforts to develop, attract and retain a diverse, inclusive and engaged workforce.

She joined the company in 2009 and became vice president in 2016.

Mersereau has more than 25 years of human resources experience in the utility, insurance and hospitality industry. Before joining PGE, she held leadership positions with such organizations as Hilton Hotels Corporation and Marsh USA.

An active member of the community with a passion for education and workforce development, in 2017 Mersereau was appointed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to the Oregon Workforce Investment Board. She also serves as vice chair for Impact NW and the board of Dress for Success Oregon, and is a member of the Partners in Diversity Leadership Council.

Mersereau earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in management and human resources from Washington State University.

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Dave Robertson oversees PGE's Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Environmental Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Continuity – Emergency Management Operations, Records and Security. He joined PGE in 2004. Before taking on the role of vice president in 2009, Robertson served five years as director of PGE's Government Affairs department.

Robertson has 25 years of experience in the energy policy area. Before joining PGE, he served as director of government relations-west for Pacific Gas & Electric's National Energy Group. Robertson was a member of U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield's legislative policy staff in both Washington, D.C., and Oregon, and was a consultant at Robertson Grosswiler & Co. as well.

Robertson is a member of the Portland Business Alliance Executive Committee, the Oregon Business Association Board and a member of the Governor’s Transportation Vision Panel. He is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon and completed the Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Willamette University.

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Kristin Stathis oversees PGE's Customer Service Operations department, including Smart Metering Operations, Meter Services & Field Operations, Billing, Credit, Revenue Collections, Community Offices, Direct Access Operations, and Customer Contact Operations areas.

A 22-year-veteran of PGE, Stathis has served in a broad range of roles throughout the organization. She served as general manager of Revenue Operations, assistant treasurer and manager of Corporate Finance and general manager of Power Supply Risk Management. 

She also serves on the boards of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, Marylhurst University, and the Western Energy Institute.

Stathis earned a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and a certificate in accounting from Portland State University.

Board Committees

John W. Ballantine
John Ballantine is the chair of PGE's Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
 
Ballantine has been an active, self-employed private investor since 1998, when he retired from First Chicago NBD Corporation where he most recently served as executive vice president and Chief Risk Management Officer. 
 
During his 28-year career with First Chicago, Ballantine was responsible for international banking operations, New York operations, Latin American banking, corporate planning, U.S. financial institutions business and a variety of trust operations. 
 
Ballantine also serves as a director of Deutsche Funds, as a member of the audit committee and the investment oversight committee of Deutsche Funds, and as chair of the contract committee of Deutsche Funds. 
 
He holds a BA from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. 
Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Chair of the Finance Committee
Rodney L. Brown Jr.
Elected 2007

Rodney Brown is a member of PGE's Finance Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Brown is a founding partner of Cascadia Law Group PLLC, a Seattle law firm that specializes in environmental law in the Pacific Northwest. He is the principal author of Washington's Superfund law, the Model Toxics Control Act, and has worked for years to reform and improve the environmental regulatory system. 

Brown serves on several non-profit boards, including Washington Conservation Voters, the Sightline Institute, and the Seattle Audubon Society. 

He received his J.D. degree from University of Texas School of Law and a bachelor of arts in political science from Baylor University.

Member of the Finance Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2007
Jack E. Davis
Jack Davis is chairman of the PGE board and a member of PGE's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
 
Davis served as CEO of Arizona Public Service Company, Arizona’s largest electricity provider, from September 2002 until his retirement in March 2008. 
 
During his 35 years at APS, he held executive and management positions in various areas of the company, including commercial operations, generation and transmission, customer service, and power operations. 
 
Davis currently serves as vice chairman of the board of the Arizona Community Foundation. 
 
He earned bachelor's degrees in Medical Technology and Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
David A. Dietzler

David Dietzler is a member of PGE's Audit Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Dietzler has been a certified public accountant for over 40 years and retired as a partner of KPMG LLP, a public accounting firm, in 2005. 

During his last 10 years with KPMG LLP he served in both administrative and client service roles. These included serving on the firm’s board of directors, and he was the Pacific Northwest partner in charge of the Audit Practice for KPMG’s offices in Anchorage, Boise, Billings, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle, as well as the managing partner of the Portland office. 

Dietzler currently serves on the boards of Columbia Banking System, Inc., Columbia State Bank and Columbia Trust Company.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Dakota. 

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Kirby A. Dyess

Kirby Dyess is the chair of PGE's Compensation and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit Committee since joining the board in 2009.

Dyess is a principal in Austin Capital Management LLC, where she evaluates, invests in, and assists early stage companies in the Pacific Northwest. 

She serves on the board of Itron, Inc, Compli, and chairs the Board of Prolifiq Software.  She also serves on the Board of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Prior to forming Austin Capital Management LLC, Dyess spent 23 years in various executive positions at Intel Corporation most recently as corporate vice president of Intel Corporation and director of Intel Capital. 

Member of the Audit Committee since 2009
Chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Mark B. Ganz

Mark Ganz is a member of PGE's Audit Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

Ganz is president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, a health solutions company. Cambia’s growing family of companies ranges from software and mobile applications, health care marketplaces, non-traditional health care delivery models, health insurance, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, wellness and overall consumer engagement.

He has been with Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. since 1992, holding various positions, including president, chief operating officer, chief legal officer and secretary, and chief compliance officer. He was previously president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

Ganz also serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP); Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA); Oregon Business Council (also executive committee member); Greater Portland Inc.; University of Portland Board of Regents; Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council; Jesuit High School; and The Conversation Project. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Kathryn J. Jackson
Elected 2015

Kathryn Jackson is a member of PGE’s Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee.

Jackson has served since January 2016 as the director of energy and technology consulting at KeySource, Inc., where she provides consulting services to clients in business growth, technology development and energy services. Prior to KeySource, Inc., Jackson served as senior vice president and chief technology officer of RTI International Metals and chief technology officer and senior vice president of research and technology at Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, a nuclear plant, fuel, and services company.

Jackson’s board service includes the board of directors of Hydro One Inc., an electricity transmission and distribution company serving the Province of Ontario, Canada; director of Cameco Corporation – one of the world’s largest uranium producers, headquartered in Saskatchewan, Canada; Rice Energy, Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company focused on acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties in the Appalachian Basin; the Electricity Industry Center Advisory Board at Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Mellon University; Engineering School Dean’s Advisory Board; the Electricity Institute Advisory Board at the University of Pittsburgh; and the Industry Advisory Board at Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. 

She holds a doctorate and masters in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s in industrial engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor of science in physics from Grove City College. 

 

Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
Member of the Finance Committee
Neil J. Nelson

Neil Nelson is Chairman of PGE's Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

Nelson has served as president and CEO of Siltronic Corporation, a global leader in the market for hyperpure silicon wafers and a partner to many top-tier chip manufacturers, since July 2003. Nelson also serves on the board of directors of Siltronic Corporation.

Prior to Siltronic Corporation, Nelson served in various positions with Mitsubishi Silicon America, including vice president of operations. 

He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University.  

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee
M. Lee Pelton

Lee Pelton is a member of PGE's Finance Committee, and he chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Pelton was appointed Emerson College's twelfth president in July of 2011. A recognized leader in higher education, Pelton has also served as president of Willamette University, dean of the college at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, and dean of one of Harvard's 13 undergraduate colleges.

He holds a doctorate from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Wichita State University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Member of the Finance Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Jim Piro

Jim Piro has more than 40 years' experience in the utility business. Before becoming CEO in 2009, he served nine years as executive vice president of Finance, chief financial officer and treasurer. 

Piro serves on several boards and is chair of Greater Portland Inc. and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Investment Council. 

He is a member of the Oregon Global Warming Commission and is active in the business and utility industries, both locally and nationally, serving on the boards of the Oregon Business Council and the Edison Electric Institute. 

He is also a member of the Electrification Coalition, a national group of business leaders advocating for policies that support electric vehicles. He serves also on the PGE Foundation.

Piro earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from Oregon State University.

Charles W. Shivery

Charles Shivery is a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

Shivery served as chairman, president and CEO of Northeast Utilities, New England’s largest utility system, from 2004 until his retirement in 2012, following the completion of the merger between Northeast Utilities and NSTAR.

Prior to joining Northeast Utilities in 2002, Shivery worked for 29 years at Constellation Energy Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, where he served in various executive positions, including co-president of Constellation Energy Group.

He is a director of Webster Financial Corporation and is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. 

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Finance Committee
  Audit Compensation and Human Resources Finance Nominating and Corporate Governance
John W. Ballantine
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John W. Ballantine
Retired executive vice president, First Chicago NBD Corp.
John Ballantine is the chair of PGE's Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.
 
Ballantine has been an active, self-employed private investor since 1998, when he retired from First Chicago NBD Corporation where he most recently served as executive vice president and Chief Risk Management Officer. 
 
During his 28-year career with First Chicago, Ballantine was responsible for international banking operations, New York operations, Latin American banking, corporate planning, U.S. financial institutions business and a variety of trust operations. 
 
Ballantine also serves as a director of Deutsche Funds, as a member of the audit committee and the investment oversight committee of Deutsche Funds, and as chair of the contract committee of Deutsche Funds. 
 
He holds a BA from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. 
   
Rodney L. Brown Jr.
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Rodney L. Brown Jr.
Founding Partner, Cascadia Law Group PLLC
Elected 2007

Rodney Brown is a member of PGE's Finance Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Brown is a founding partner of Cascadia Law Group PLLC, a Seattle law firm that specializes in environmental law in the Pacific Northwest. He is the principal author of Washington's Superfund law, the Model Toxics Control Act, and has worked for years to reform and improve the environmental regulatory system. 

Brown serves on several non-profit boards, including Washington Conservation Voters, the Sightline Institute, and the Seattle Audubon Society. 

He received his J.D. degree from University of Texas School of Law and a bachelor of arts in political science from Baylor University.

   
Jack E. Davis
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Jack E. Davis
Retired Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Public Service Company
Jack Davis is chairman of the PGE board and a member of PGE's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
 
Davis served as CEO of Arizona Public Service Company, Arizona’s largest electricity provider, from September 2002 until his retirement in March 2008. 
 
During his 35 years at APS, he held executive and management positions in various areas of the company, including commercial operations, generation and transmission, customer service, and power operations. 
 
Davis currently serves as vice chairman of the board of the Arizona Community Foundation. 
 
He earned bachelor's degrees in Medical Technology and Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.
     
David A. Dietzler
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David A. Dietzler
Retired Pacific Northwest partner-in-charge of audit practice, KPMG LLP

David Dietzler is a member of PGE's Audit Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. 

Dietzler has been a certified public accountant for over 40 years and retired as a partner of KPMG LLP, a public accounting firm, in 2005. 

During his last 10 years with KPMG LLP he served in both administrative and client service roles. These included serving on the firm’s board of directors, and he was the Pacific Northwest partner in charge of the Audit Practice for KPMG’s offices in Anchorage, Boise, Billings, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle, as well as the managing partner of the Portland office. 

Dietzler currently serves on the boards of Columbia Banking System, Inc., Columbia State Bank and Columbia Trust Company.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Dakota. 

   
Kirby A. Dyess
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Kirby A. Dyess
Principal, Austin Capital Management LLC

Kirby Dyess is the chair of PGE's Compensation and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit Committee since joining the board in 2009.

Dyess is a principal in Austin Capital Management LLC, where she evaluates, invests in, and assists early stage companies in the Pacific Northwest. 

She serves on the board of Itron, Inc, Compli, and chairs the Board of Prolifiq Software.  She also serves on the Board of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Prior to forming Austin Capital Management LLC, Dyess spent 23 years in various executive positions at Intel Corporation most recently as corporate vice president of Intel Corporation and director of Intel Capital. 

   
Mark B. Ganz
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Mark B. Ganz
President and CEO, Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.

Mark Ganz is a member of PGE's Audit Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

Ganz is president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, a health solutions company. Cambia’s growing family of companies ranges from software and mobile applications, health care marketplaces, non-traditional health care delivery models, health insurance, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, wellness and overall consumer engagement.

He has been with Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. since 1992, holding various positions, including president, chief operating officer, chief legal officer and secretary, and chief compliance officer. He was previously president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

Ganz also serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP); Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA); Oregon Business Council (also executive committee member); Greater Portland Inc.; University of Portland Board of Regents; Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council; Jesuit High School; and The Conversation Project. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.

   
Kathryn J. Jackson
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Kathryn J. Jackson
Director of Energy and Technology Consulting, KeySource, Inc.
Elected 2015

Kathryn Jackson is a member of PGE’s Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee.

Jackson has served since January 2016 as the director of energy and technology consulting at KeySource, Inc., where she provides consulting services to clients in business growth, technology development and energy services. Prior to KeySource, Inc., Jackson served as senior vice president and chief technology officer of RTI International Metals and chief technology officer and senior vice president of research and technology at Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, a nuclear plant, fuel, and services company.

Jackson’s board service includes the board of directors of Hydro One Inc., an electricity transmission and distribution company serving the Province of Ontario, Canada; director of Cameco Corporation – one of the world’s largest uranium producers, headquartered in Saskatchewan, Canada; Rice Energy, Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company focused on acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties in the Appalachian Basin; the Electricity Industry Center Advisory Board at Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Mellon University; Engineering School Dean’s Advisory Board; the Electricity Institute Advisory Board at the University of Pittsburgh; and the Industry Advisory Board at Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. 

She holds a doctorate and masters in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s in industrial engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor of science in physics from Grove City College. 

 

   
Neil J. Nelson
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Neil J. Nelson
President and CEO, Siltronic Corp.

Neil Nelson is Chairman of PGE's Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee.

Nelson has served as president and CEO of Siltronic Corporation, a global leader in the market for hyperpure silicon wafers and a partner to many top-tier chip manufacturers, since July 2003. Nelson also serves on the board of directors of Siltronic Corporation.

Prior to Siltronic Corporation, Nelson served in various positions with Mitsubishi Silicon America, including vice president of operations. 

He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University.  

   
M. Lee Pelton
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M. Lee Pelton
President, Emerson College

Lee Pelton is a member of PGE's Finance Committee, and he chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Pelton was appointed Emerson College's twelfth president in July of 2011. A recognized leader in higher education, Pelton has also served as president of Willamette University, dean of the college at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, and dean of one of Harvard's 13 undergraduate colleges.

He holds a doctorate from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Wichita State University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

   
Charles W. Shivery
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Charles W. Shivery
Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Northeast Utilities

Charles Shivery is a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

Shivery served as chairman, president and CEO of Northeast Utilities, New England’s largest utility system, from 2004 until his retirement in 2012, following the completion of the merger between Northeast Utilities and NSTAR.

Prior to joining Northeast Utilities in 2002, Shivery worked for 29 years at Constellation Energy Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, where he served in various executive positions, including co-president of Constellation Energy Group.

He is a director of Webster Financial Corporation and is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. 

   
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