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

Maria Pope

Maria Pope is president and chief executive officer of Portland General Electric.

As CEO, Pope leads PGE in delivering safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy for Oregonians. Under her leadership, PGE is accelerating the transition to a clean energy future by adding significant amounts of renewable energy, 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 serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the board of the Oregon Business Council. She is currently the vice chair of the Edison Electric Institute and the chair of the Electric Power Research Institute.

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

James Torgerson
Until his retirement in 2020, Torgerson served as CEO of AVANGRID, Inc. Previously, he was president and CEO of UIL Holdings Corporation from 2006 to 2015, when it merged with Iberdrola USA to form AVANGRID. Before joining UIL Holdings, he was president, CEO and director of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (MISO) from 2000 to 2006. He also previously served as chief financial officer for several natural gas and electric utilities including Puget Sound Energy and Washington Energy Company. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale-New Haven Health System.
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Dawn Farrell has more than 37 years of energy experience. She is the current CEO and President of Trans Mountain Corporation and was most recently the President and CEO of TransAlta Corporation since 2012, before retiring in March 2021. Prior to her role as President and CEO, she held a variety of executive leadership positions at TransAlta and British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority (BC Hydro). She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Chemours Company as well as serves as a member of the Trilateral Commission and is the Chancellor of Mount Royal University.
Mark
Mark Ganz is the founder and managing principal of Lion Creek Partners, LLC. He served from 2003 until his retirement in 2020 as president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions, Inc., a parent corporation of Regence BlueCross BlueShield and several companies offering healthcare products and services. Previously, Mr. Ganz held various positions with Cambia, including president and CEO of Regence BlueCross of Oregon, chief legal officer, corporate secretary, and chief ethics and compliance officer. He is currently on the Board of Regents at University of Portland and at Georgetown University and on the advisory boards of Innoneo, and Innovaccer.
Marie Oh Huber
Marie Oh Huber has over 25 years of experience of strategic business, legal and public policy experience in global Fortune 500 companies. She heads the global legal and government relations and public policy functions for eBay, Inc., where she serves as senior vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary. She joined eBay in 2015 from Agilent Technologies, where she served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since 2009. She is currently on the board of Adevinta. She serves on the University Council of Yale University and is on the Law Board at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
Kathryn Jackson
Dr. Kathryn Jackson is a senior advisor at Energy Impact Partners. From 2016 – 2021 she served as the director of Energy and Technology Consulting at KeySource, Inc., where she provided strategic consulting services to clients in business growth, technology development and energy services. From 2014 to 2015, Dr. Jackson was chief technology officer and senior vice president at RTI International Metals, Inc. From 2009 to 2014 she served as chief technology officer and senior vice president of Research and Technology at Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC. Dr. Jackson is currently a member of the board of Cameco Corporation and the EQT Corporation. She also serves on advisory boards at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh Swanson.
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis has more than 35 years of experience in electric utility operations. Lewis served as interim president of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) from August to December 2020. During that time, he oversaw PG&E’s gas and electric operations including wildfire prevention and response efforts, grid resiliency initiatives, vegetation management programs and emergency preparedness. Mr. Lewis has held several senior executive positions at Duke Energy as well as Progress Energy Florida. He is currently on the boards of Newpark Resources, Inc., Osmose Utilities Services, and serves as senior advisor for TRC Consulting, Engineering and Construction.
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Michael Millegan is the Founder and CEO of Millegan Advisory Group 3 LLC where he advises early-stage companies on strategy that drives technology innovation and shareholder value since 2018. Previously, he held a variety of executive leadership and management positions, including president of Verizon Global Wholesale Group, where he was responsible for $11 billion in sales revenue, 13,000 employees and $1 billion in annual capital spending. Millegan is on the board of Axis Capital Holdings, Wireless Telecom Group, Inc., the Virginia Mason Foundation and Network Wireless Solutions.
M. Lee Pelton

Dr. Lee Pelton is president and CEO of The Boston Foundation, a philanthropic organization with over $1 billion in assets. Before joining The Boston Foundation, Pelton served as president of Emerson College from 2011 to 2021. Prior to that, Pelton served as President of Willamette University from 1999 to 2011, dean and professor of English Literature at Dartmouth College from 1991 to 1998, and dean of students and later dean of Colgate University from 1986 to 1991.

Pelton has served on numerous educational and cultural boards and committees and was included in the Boston Business Journal’s 50 Most Powerful Leaders in Boston list.

Patricia S. Pineda
Pat Pineda has held diverse leadership roles in human resources, marketing, legal, communications, philanthropy and stakeholder relations. Prior to her retirement, Pat was the Group Vice President, Hispanic Business Strategy at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Previously, Pat was the Group Vice President, National Philanthropy, and also Group Vice President, Corporate Communications/ Administration and General Counsel. Pat began her career at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc., where she held leadership positions in Human Resources, Legal, and Government and Environmental Affairs. Pineda is the founder and Chair emeritus of The Latino Corporate Directors Association, and currently sits on the board of EarthJustice. She is currently a board member at Levi Strauss & Co, Frontier Group Holdings, Inc., and Omnicom Group.
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John O’Leary has three decades of experience in the transportation and mobility sector. As the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Truck North America LLC, Mr. O’Leary has strong ties to the Portland, Oregon, business community. He has served in a variety of leadership roles at Daimler throughout his over 20-year tenure there, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for eight years, as well as serving as Chief Transformation Officer for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Stuttgart, Germany. As CEO, Mr. O’Leary spearheads Daimler’s electrification and zero-emission technology initiatives in North America. Mr. O’Leary currently serves on the board of Daimler Truck Holding AG, the German parent company of Daimler Truck North America LLC, and is chairman of the board of Greenlane, a joint venture started by Daimler, BlackRock, and NextEra Energy to develop zero-emission infrastructure in the United States.

Corporate Officers

Maria Pope

Maria Pope is president, chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Portland General Electric.

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.

Benjamin Felton

Benjamin (Ben) Felton leads PGE’s utility operations groups, including generation, distribution, engineering, project management, environmental, safety, and other operations-focused areas.

Felton joined PGE in 2023 and has more than 30 years of energy industry experience. He has held a variety of senior leadership positions including as senior vice president of Energy Supply at DTE, leading Electric Operations and Power Delivery at NIPSCO a subsidiary of NiSource, and Electric Systems Operations and Maintenance at Consumers Energy.

Larry Bekkedahl

Larry Bekkedahl is responsible for advancing PGE’s strategy to build the grid of the future — one that is resilient, smart, and clean.

He oversees PGE’s strategic system architecture and system upgrades, which include initiatives related to system integration and operations, enabling distributed energy resources, energy storage, dispatchable standby generation, and transmission system planning.

Angelica Espinosa

Angelica Espinosa leads PGE's legal, governance, compliance, communications, public affairs and sustainability teams, as well as PGE’s long term resource planning process.

She joined PGE in 2021 as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with a focus on board governance, power operations structuring and origination. Espinosa has over 18 years of legal and risk management experience in the utility and energy industries. Before joining PGE, she held leadership positions at Sempra Energy and General Electric.

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Joe Trpik leads PGE’s accounting, finance, tax and investor relations efforts.

Trpik joined PGE in 2023 with deep expertise in financial planning and analysis, capital allocation, cost management, risk management, financial systems, accounting, tax and investor communications, among other functions. Prior to joining PGE, he served over 20 years in senior leadership positions with Exelon - one of the nation’s largest utilities – including as senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

John Kochavatr

John Kochavatr is responsible for the customer solutions, and information technology.

Prior to joining PGE in 2018, he was senior vice president and CIO at SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions. He held several CIO and global leadership roles at General Electric (GE) in the Infrastructure, Power, Aviation, Oil & Gas and Capital divisions.

Anne Mersereau

Anne Mersereau is responsible for PGE developing, attracting, and retaining a diverse, inclusive and engaged workforce.

Mersereau joined the company in 2009 and became vice president in 2016. She has more than 25 years of human resources experience in the utility, insurance, and hospitality industries. Before joining PGE, she held leadership positions with Hilton Hotels and Marsh USA.

Brett Sims

Brett Sims leads Portland General Electric’s Energy Supply teams. He oversees the company’s regulatory strategy and ensures that PGE has the energy resources needed to serve its Oregon customers.

Sims served as senior director of Strategy, Commercial and Regulatory Affairs. For more than 15 years, he served as director of Origination, Structuring & Resource Strategy, managing the company’s resource planning and acquisition efforts.

Board Committees

Independent Director Audit and Risk Committee Compensation, Culture and Talent Committee Finance Committee Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee
Dawn L. Farrell Independent Director Finance Committee Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee
Mark B. Ganz Independent Director Audit and Risk Committee Compensation, Culture and Talent Committee
Marie Oh Huber Independent Director Compensation, Culture and Talent Committee Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee
Kathryn J. Jackson Independent Director Audit and Risk Committee Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee
Michael A. Lewis Independent Director Compensation, Culture and Talent Committee Finance Committee
Michael H. Millegan Independent Director Audit and Risk Committee Finance Committee
John H. O’Leary Independent Director Audit and Risk Committee Finance Committee
Dr. Lee Pelton Independent Director Audit and Risk Committee Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee
Patricia S. Pineda Independent Director Compensation, Culture and Talent Committee Finance Committee
Maria M. Pope
James P. Torgerson Independent Director Audit and Risk Committee Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee
= Independent Director = Chairperson = Member = Chairman of the Board

Committee Charters

Document Type
Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee
Compensation, Culture and Talent Committee
Audit and Risk Committee
Finance Committee

Articles of Incorporation

Read PGE's Third Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation.

Audit and Risk Committee Policy

Read PGE's Audit and Risk Committee Policy regarding complaints and concerns.

Corporate Bylaws

Read PGE's Twelfth Amended and Restated Bylaws.

Communications to the Board of Directors

Read PGE's process for handling communications to the Board of Directors and Board Committees.

Corporate Governance Guidelines

Read the guidelines adopted by the Board of Directors to assist in the exercise of its responsibilities.

Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

This Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Code of Ethics), which has been approved by the Board of Directors, expresses the principles, policies and practices every director, officer and employee of Portland General Electric Company and its subsidiaries (PGE or the Company) should use when conducting the Company's business.

Code of Ethics

On February 14, 2018, the Board of Directors adopted the Code of Ethics for Chief Executive and Senior Financial Officers, replacing in its entirety the PGE Accounting and Reporting Code of Ethics.

Political Engagement Policy

Read PGE’s policy on political engagement.

Read PGE’s 2022 Annual Report on Political Contributions and Expenditures.
 

Related Person Transactions Policy

Read PGE’S policy on the independent review of related person transactions.
 

Sustainability Policy

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