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, Chief Executive Officer from December 2015 to May 2017, President from September 2014 to December 2015, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Officer, and she was a member of the board of directors of El Paso Electric Company from December 2015 to August 2019.
Previously, Ms. Kipp was the prosecuting attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and an attorney for El Paso Natural Gas Company and Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Ms. Kipp currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. since January 2023 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, member of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Directors of Alliance to Save Energy and Energy Insurance Mutual, member of the Board of Trustees of Seattle University, Chair of Smart Electric Power Alliance and Borderplex Alliance, member of the executive committee of the Texas Business Leadership Counsel, and as a director of Landis+Gyr from June 2018 to June 2019.
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.