PGE's Piro announces plans for retirement


JimPiro pgeMaria Pope headshot color 042016   Jim Piro has announced his decision to retire from Portland General Electric (PGE) at the end of this year.
   Piro has been the president and CEO since 2009, but has 41 years of experience in the utility business. 
   As part of the company's leadership succession plan, PGE's board of directors has appointed Maria Pope, senior vice president of Power Supply, Operations, and Resource Strategy, to succeed Piro. 
   Pope will assume the role of company president on Oct. 1, 2017, and the role of CEO on Jan. 1, 2018.
   The future CEO spoke in front of WEA's Board of Directors at its last meeting.
   WEA extends its congratulations to Pope and looks forward to the continued relationship with she and Piro as the transition proceeds in the months ahead.