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 nominating and governance committee of Deutsche Funds, and as chair of the fixed income and asset allocation oversight 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 is a 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.  

She serves on the board of directors of Hydro One Inc., an electricity transmission and distribution company serving the Province of Ontario, Canada. Jackson also serves on 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
Recent Stock Transactions by Kathryn J. Jackson
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
May 4, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,052 n/a
May 1, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,130 n/a
May 7, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 2,267 n/a
May 2, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 418 n/a
Apr. 26, 2014 Statement of Ownership 0 n/a
Neil J. Nelson

Neil Nelson is Chairman of PGE's Audit Committee and Compensation 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.

Recent Stock Transactions by Jim Piro
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Feb. 17, 2016 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 40,994 n/a
Feb. 17, 2016 Disposition (Non Open Market) 16,982 37.57
Feb. 18, 2015 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 39,081 n/a
Feb. 18, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 15,966 37.19
Feb. 18, 2014 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 30,210 n/a
Feb. 18, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 10,960 31.72
Feb. 19, 2013 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 37,674 n/a
Feb. 19, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 14,208 29.08
Feb. 21, 2012 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 42,734 n/a
Feb. 21, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 14,529 25.14
Mar. 4, 2010 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 8,037 n/a
Mar. 4, 2010 Disposition (Non Open Market) 2,848 18.83
Jul. 15, 2009 Disposition (Non Open Market) 4 20.05
Jul. 15, 2009 Option Execute 14 n/a
Jul. 13, 2009 Disposition (Non Open Market) 420 19.38
Jul. 13, 2009 Option Execute 120 n/a
Feb. 19, 2009 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 9,426 n/a
Feb. 19, 2009 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3,394 17.24
Jul. 15, 2008 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3 22.75
Jul. 15, 2008 Option Execute 11 n/a
Jul. 13, 2008 Disposition (Non Open Market) 401 23.32
Jul. 13, 2008 Option Execute 64 n/a
Jul. 16, 2007 Disposition (Non Open Market) 3 27.84
Jul. 16, 2007 Option Execute 9 n/a
Jul. 13, 2007 Disposition (Non Open Market) 387 28.10
Jul. 13, 2007 Option Execute 26 n/a
Jul. 13, 2006 Acquisition (Non Open Market) 3,205 n/a
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

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