Mary E. Kipp


Ms. Kipp has extensive executive and leadership experience with public companies in the energy services industry, particularly in implementing the transition to supplying 100% clean electricity, and as a resident in the Company's newest market of Seattle, she adds a geographically diverse perspective to the Board.

Ms. Kipp has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of both Puget Energy, Inc., an energy services holding company, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Puget Sound Energy, Inc., the largest electric and natural gas utility in the state of Washington, since January 2020. Prior to her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Kipp served as President of both Puget Energy, Inc. and Puget Sound Energy, Inc. from August 2019 to December 2019. Prior to joining Puget Energy, Inc. and Puget Sound Energy, Inc., Ms. Kipp held various positions at El Paso Electric Company (NYSE: EE) dating back to 2007, including President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2017 to August 2019 and Chief Executive Officer from December 2015 to May 2017, and she was a member of the board of directors of El Paso Electric Company from December 2015 to August 2019. 

Ms. Kipp currently serves on the boards of Energy Insurance Mutual, Washington Roundtable, Alliance to Save Energy and Seattle University, and as co-chair of Edison Electric Institute's Institute for Electric Innovation.  She previously served as deputy chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and as a director of Landis+Gyr. 

Ms. Kipp received her BA from Williams College, her JD from the University of Texas School of Law, and she is an alumna of Exeter College, Oxford University.

Financial Expert
Independent Director