Biography

Maria Pope

Maria M. Pope

President and CEO

Maria Pope is president, chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest electric company.

As CEO, Pope leads PGE in delivering safe, affordable, and clean energy for Oregonians.  Under her leadership, PGE is accelerating the transition to a clean energy future by adding significant amounts of renewables, hardening the grid through investments in transmission and distribution assets and technology, as well as collaborating with customers and policy makers to advance supportive energy policy.   

Pope joined PGE in 2009 as chief financial officer and treasurer.  She went on to oversee the company’s power generation facilities, wholesale power marketing and long-term resource strategy as senior vice president of Power Supply, Operations and Resource Strategy.

Prior to PGE, Pope was CFO of Mentor Graphics Corporation.  She has also held senior operating and finance positions within the forest products and consumer products industries.  Pope began her career in banking with Morgan Stanley.

Pope represents the electric industry on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.  Her other board work includes the Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, the Oregon Business Council, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and The Nature Conservancy of Oregon.

Pope is an alumna of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.