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Portland General Electric Co (POR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jack Davis

71 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Maria Pope

53 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Lobdell

59 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

William Nicholson

59 2011 Senior Vice President - Customer Service, Transmission and Distribution

John Kochavatr

44 2018 Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Lisa Kaner

57 2017 Corporate Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel

Kristin Stathis

54 2011 Vice President - Customer Service Operations

Anne Mersereau

55 2016 Vice President - Human Resources Diversity and Inclusion

Larry Bekkedahl

57 2014 Vice President - Transmission and Distribution

Carol Dillin

60 2009 Vice President - Customers Strategies and Business Development

Bradley Jenkins

54 2017 Vice President - Generation and Power Operations

W. David Robertson

51 2009 Vice President - Public Policy and Corporate Resiliency

John Ballantine

72 2004 Independent Director

Rodney Brown

62 2007 Independent Director

David Dietzler

74 2006 Independent Director

Kirby Dyess

71 2009 Independent Director

Mark Ganz

57 2006 Independent Director

Kathryn Jackson

60 2014 Independent Director

Neil Nelson

59 2006 Independent Director

M. Lee Pelton

67 2006 Independent Director

Charles Shivery

72 2014 Independent Director

Christopher Liddle

2016 Corporate Finance and Investor Relations Manager & Assistant Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

Jack Davis

Mr. Jack E. Davis is Independent Chairman of the Board of Portland General Electric Company. Mr. Davis served as Chief Executive Officer of Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”), Arizona’s largest electricity provider, from September 2002 until his retirement in March 2008 and as President of APS from October 1998 to October 2007. Mr. Davis also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (”Pinnacle West”) from September 2003 to March 2008 and as a director of Pinnacle West from January 2001 to March 2008 and a director of APS from October 1998 to May 2008. Pinnacle West is the parent company of APS. During his 35 years at APS, Mr. Davis held executive and management positions in various areas of the company, including commercial operations, generation and transmission, customer service, and power operations. Mr. Davis has served on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute and the National Electric Reliability Council. He also served as Chairman of the Western Systems Coordinating Council in 2000. We believe that Mr. Davis’ qualifications to serve on our board include his extensive knowledge of the utility industry, his experience as Chief Executive Officer, senior executive and director of APS and his experience as President, Chief Operating Officer, senior executive and director of Pinnacle West.

Maria Pope

Ms. Maria MacGregor Pope serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Portland General Electric Company. She Served as Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from January 1, 2009 until appointed to current position. Previously served as a director of the company from January 2006 to December 2008. Served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mentor Graphics Corporation, a software company based in Wilsonville, Oregon, from July 2007 to December 2008. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, served as Vice President and General Manager, Wood Products Division of Pope & Talbot, Inc., a pulp and wood products company, from December 2003 to April 2007. Pope & Talbot, Inc. filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws on November 19, 2007.

James Lobdell

Mr. James F. Lobdell is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance and Treasurer of Portland General Electric Company, since March 1, 2013. He Served as Vice President, Power Operations and Resource Strategy from August 2, 2004 until appointed to current position. Served as Vice President, Power Operations from September 2002 until August 2, 2004. He also Served as Vice President, Risk Management Reporting, Controls and Credit from May 2001 until September 2002.

William Nicholson

Mr. William O. Nicholson is a Senior Vice President - Customer Service, Transmission and Distribution of Portland General Electric Company. He Served as Vice President, Distribution Operations from August 2009 until appointed to current position. Served as Vice President, Customers and Economic Development from May 2007 until August 2009. He also Served as General Manager, Distribution Western Region from April 2004 until May 2007. Served as General Manager, Distribution Line Operations and Services from February 2002 until April 2004.

John Kochavatr

Mr. John T. Kochavatr is Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the Company. Joined PGE and appointed to current position on February 1, 2018. Prior to joining PGE, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions (formerly General Electric Water and Process Technologies) from October 2017 to January 2018 and as Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer for General Electric Water and Process Technologies from November 2012 to September 2017. His experience also includes various other Chief Information Officer and Information Technology leadership positions at General Electric’s energy and capital divisions from June 2001 to October 2012.

Lisa Kaner

Ms. Lisa A. Kaner is Corporate Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Kaner joined PGE and appointed to current position on June 29, 2017. Prior to joining PGE, was a trial attorney and shareholder at the Portland, Oregon law firm of Markowitz Herbold PC from 1994 to June 2017, where she specialized in complex commercial litigation.

Kristin Stathis

Mr. Kristin A. Stathis serves as Vice President - Customer Service Operations of Portland General Electric Company. He Served as general manager of Revenue Operations from August 2009 until May 2011. Served as assistant treasurer and manager of Corporate Finance from October 2005 until July 2009. Served as general manager of Power Supply Risk Management from August 2003 until September 2005.

Anne Mersereau

Ms. Anne F. Mersereau is the Vice President - Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion of Portland General Electric Company. She Served as Employee Services Manager for Human Resources from January 2014 until appointed to current position. As Employee Services Manager, she led Human Resources Operations, including Systems Reporting and Analytics, Payroll, Human Resources Service Center, and Health Services. Served as Consultant to Change Management from January 2012 to January 2014 and as Human Resources Business Partner from July 2009 to December 2011. Prior to joining PGE, served as Senior Consultant for Waldron, a global human resources consulting firm, from December 2008 to July 2009 and held various positions with Marsh USA from January 2000 to October 2006, most recently as Managing Director and U.S. Region Human Resources Director.

Larry Bekkedahl

Mr. Larry N. Bekkedahl is Vice President -Transmission and Distribution of Portland General Electric Company. He Served as Senior Vice President of Transmission Services at Bonneville Power Administration from June 2012 to August 2014, and as Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services from April 2008 to June 2012. Prior to joining Bonneville Power Administration, served as Director of Engineering and Technical Services for Clark Public Utilities from 2001 to 2008, and served in various capacities for PacifiCorp from 1984 to 2001.

Carol Dillin

Ms. Carol A. Dillin is the Vice President - Customers Strategies and Business Development of Portland General Electric Company. She served as Vice President, Public Policy from February 2004 until appointed to current position. Served as Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications from April 1998 until February 2004.

Bradley Jenkins

Mr. Bradley Y. Jenkins is a Vice President - Generation and Power Operations of Portland General Electric Company. Mr. Jenkins appointed to current position on October 1, 2017. Served as Vice President, Power Supply Generation from September 2015 until appointed to current position and as General Manager, Diversified Plant Operations, from November 2013 to August 2015. Served as Plant General Manager, Boardman Power Plant from September 2012 to November 2013 and as Operations Manager, Boardman Power Plant from March 2012 to September 2012. Prior to joining PGE, Mr. Jenkins served in a variety of leadership and management roles in the utility industry with 24 years of experience in large generating facilities. He served as Maintenance Manager for Sandvik Special Metals from March 2011 to March 2012, as Lead Maintenance Assessor for Tecmer from February 2011 to March 2011, and as Maintenance Manager for Energy Northwest from April 2006 to November 2010. His experience also includes time at Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Nuclear South, Energy Northwest and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

W. David Robertson

Mr. W. David Robertson is a Vice President - Public Policy and Corporate Resiliency of Portland General Electric Company. He served as Director of Government Affairs from June, 2004 until appointed to current position.

John Ballantine

Mr. John W. Ballantine is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Mr. Ballantine has been an active, self-employed private investor since 1998, when he retired from First Chicago NBD Corporation where he had most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Management Officer. During his 28-year career with First Chicago, Mr. Ballantine was responsible for international banking operations, New York operations, Latin American banking, corporate planning, U.S. financial institutions business and a variety of trust operations. Mr. Ballantine also serves as a director of Deutsche Funds, as a member of the audit committee and the investment oversight committee of Deutsche Funds, and as chair of the contract committee of Deutsche Funds. We believe that Mr. Ballantine’s qualifications to serve on our board include his extensive experience in finance and risk management, his experience in various executive and leadership roles for First Chicago NBD Corporation, as well as his experience on the boards of other companies. Mr. Ballantine’s expertise in finance and risk management is of great value to the board, given the company’s significant ongoing and anticipated capital programs and the company’s focus on enterprise risk management.

Rodney Brown

Mr. Rodney L. Brown, Jr. is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Mr. Brown is a founding partner of Cascadia Law Group PLLC, a Seattle, Washington 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. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Brown was a Managing Partner at the Seattle office of Morrison & Foerster, LLP, a large international law firm.

David Dietzler

Mr. David A. Dietzler is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Mr. Dietzler was 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, which included serving on the firm’s board of directors, including the governance, nominating, and board process and evaluation committee, and 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. Mr. Dietzler has served on the boards of Columbia Banking System, Inc. and Columbia State Bank since April 2013 and also serves as chair on the audit committee of each of those boards. Mr. Dietzler served on the board of directors of West Coast Bancorp and as chair of the audit committee from January 2012 to April 2013 when West Coast Bancorp was acquired by Columbia Banking System, Inc.

Kirby Dyess

Ms. Kirby A. Dyess is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Ms. Dyess is a principal in Austin Capital Management LLC, where she evaluates, invests in, and assists early stage companies in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, she serves on the board of Itron, Inc. She has served on the audit committees of Itron, Inc. and Menasha Corporation, the governance committees of Merix Corporation, Itron, Inc., Viasystems Group, Inc. and Menasha Corporation, and as chair of the compensation committees of Viasystems Group, Inc. and Itron, Inc. She also serves as chair of the board of directors of Prolifiq Software, a provider of sales content management and compliance software, as a member of the board of Compli, a provider of workforce compliance management software, and as a member of the board of the Oregon Community Foundation. Prior to forming Austin Capital Management LLC in 2003, Ms. Dyess spent 23 years in various executive and management positions at Intel Corporation, most recently serving as Corporate Vice President of Intel Corporation from 1994 to 2002. Her assignments included Director of Intel Capital Operations from June 2001 to December 2002, Director of Strategic Acquisitions/New Business Development from November 1996 to June 2001, and Director of Worldwide Human Resources from January 1993 to November 1996.

Mark Ganz

Mr. Mark B. Ganz is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Mr. Ganz has served since 2003 as president and since 2004 as president and chief executive officer of Cambia Health Solutions, Inc., a parent corporation of 22 companies offering products and services across the U.S. in the health care sector - including BlueCross and BlueShield licensed health plans in four states - to individuals and families, health care providers and employers. Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.’s family of companies range from software and mobile applications, advanced data analytics, precision medicine, health care marketplaces, non-traditional health care delivery models, health insurance, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, and wellness. The Cambia Foundation, of which Mr. Ganz is a founder and director, is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the field of Palliative Care in the U.S. Mr. Ganz has been with Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. since 1992, holding various positions, including president and chief operating officer, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer. Mr. Ganz also serves on the board of directors of Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. and Echo Health Ventures, a joint venture between Cambia and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina. In addition, Mr. Ganz serves as council president of the Boy Scouts of America Cascade-Pacific Council and is past-chair of America’s Health Insurance Plans. He serves on the board and executive committee of Oregon Business Council and Greater Portland Inc., the regional economic development corporation. He also serves on the boards of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association and the Western Conference of Prepaid Health Plans, and on the Board of Regents of the University of Portland.

Kathryn Jackson

Dr. Kathryn J. Jackson, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Dr. 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. In addition, she has served since July 2015 as a director of Hydro One Inc., an electricity transmission and distribution company serving the Province of Ontario, Canada, and since January 1, 2017 as a director of Cameco Corporation - one of the world’s largest uranium producers, headquartered in Saskatchewan, Canada. From April 2017 to October 2017, Dr. Jackson served as a director of Rice Energy, Inc., a company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties. Dr. Jackson previously served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at RTI International Metals, Inc. from June 2014 to July 2015, where she was responsible for global research and technology development, technology strategy, and development of alloys and manufacturing processes, including 3D printing and powder metallurgy. Prior to joining RTI International Metals, Inc., Dr. Jackson served as the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Research & Technology at Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, a nuclear energy company, from 2009 to June 2014 and as the Vice President of Strategy, Research & Technology from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, Dr. Jackson worked for 17 years at the Tennessee Valley Authority, where she held various executive positions. From 2008 to April of 2014, Dr. Jackson served on the board of directors of the Independent System Operator of New England, the grid system operator for the six New England states, where she served as Chair of the board of directors, Chair of the compensation and human resources committee and a member of the system planning and reliability committee.

Neil Nelson

Mr. Neil J. Nelson is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Mr. Nelson has served as President 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. He previously served as Vice President of Operations of Siltronic from 2000 to 2003. From 1987 to 2000, he served in various positions with Mitsubishi Silicon America. Mr. Nelson also serves on the board of directors and the compensation committee of Siltronic Corporation. We believe that Mr. Nelson’s qualifications to serve on our board include his experience in overseeing company-wide and divisional operations for Siltronic Corporation and divisional operations for Mitsubishi Silicon America, his experience in overseeing manufacturing operations at the department, division and company-wide levels, his experience in risk oversight and environmental issues, his experience overseeing safety systems and the financial reporting process for Siltronic Corporation, and his experience in developing and overseeing compensation programs over the past 15 years for Siltronic Corporation and, prior to that, for Mitsubishi Silicon America.

M. Lee Pelton

Dr. M. Lee Pelton, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Dr. Pelton has served as President of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts since July 2011. From July 1999 to July 2011, he served as President of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. From 1991 until 1998, he was Dean of Dartmouth College. Prior to 1991, he held faculty and administrative posts at Colgate University and Harvard University. Dr. Pelton also served on the board of directors of PLATO Learning, Inc. from March 2007 to May 2010 and on the compensation and audit committees of PLATO Learning, Inc. We believe that Dr. Pelton’s qualifications to serve on our board include his experience in leadership positions at several universities, his connections to the academic community, his knowledge in the area of university relations and collaborations, his experience serving on boards of other companies, and the unique perspective he brings to various issues considered by the board as a result of his academic background and accomplishments.

Charles Shivery

Mr. Charles W. Shivery is an Independent Director of Portland General Electric Company. Mr. Shivery served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Utilities, New England’s largest utility system, from March 2004 until his retirement in April 2012 following the completion of the merger between Northeast Utilities and NSTAR. Following his retirement, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeast Utilities from April 2012 to October 2013, and as a member of the Board of Trustees from October 2013 to May 2014. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Shivery also served as Chairman of the boards of several wholly-owned subsidiaries of Northeast Utilities, including The Connecticut Light and Power Company, Public Service Company of New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts Electric Company and Yankee Gas Services Company. Prior to joining Northeast Utilities in 2002, Mr. 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. Mr. Shivery is a director of Webster Financial Corporation and is chair of the compensation committee and a member of the executive committee.

Christopher Liddle