Maria Pope is president and CEO of Portland General Electric. Prior to becoming CEO in 2018, 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.
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.
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 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 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 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; 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 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.
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 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.