Maria Pope

Maria Pope

Maria Pope

President and CEO

Maria Pope is president and CEO of Portland General Electric. Prior to becoming CEO in 2018, Pope served as president as of October 2017 and previously was the 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.

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 & Co.

Pope serves on the Oregon Global Warming Commission and the boards of Umpqua Holdings Corporation and the Oregon Business Council. She has previously served as board chair of Oregon Health & Science University and 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.