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Maria Pope
Portland General Electric, President and CEO

Maria Pope is president and CEO of Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest electric company. Pope works with customers, community members and government officials to lead Oregon’s clean energy future.

Pope joined PGE in 2009 as CFO and treasurer. She also oversaw 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. From 2006 to 2008, she was a member of PGE’s board of directors.

Prior to PGE, Pope was CFO of Mentor Graphics Corporation and held 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 as well as other boards and commissions, including the Oregon Business Council and 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.