Mary E. Kipp
Mary E. Kipp was named president of PSE in August 2019 and CEO in January 2020. Under her direction, PSE is leading the way to a clean energy future in partnership with its customers and the communities it serves.
Mary joined PSE from El Paso Electric (EPE), where she served as chief executive officer since 2015 and president since 2014. Under her leadership, EPE—also a 100-year-plus company with a deeply-rooted community history—evolved to serve a diverse customer base spread across a mountain west region and growing border communities. With EPE since 2007, Mary held a variety of leadership roles throughout the company, including General Counsel, regulatory and rates, risk management, human resources, external affairs, customer care, environmental and safety.
Prior to EPE, Mary was a prosecuting attorney for FERC for four years, investigating and prosecuting violations of federal energy laws. Mary also worked as a lawyer at El Paso Natural Gas Company and at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Mary is a member of the Board of Directors of ASE (Alliance to Save Energy) and is immediate past chair of SEPA (Smart Electric Power Alliance). She is also past deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; past chair of the Borderplex Alliance; and past executive committee member of the Texas Business Leadership Council.
Mary received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law, and is an alumnus of Exeter College, Oxford University.
Mary lives in Seattle and has two children.
Kim Collier is vice president, human resources for Puget Sound Energy. Under her direction, PSE is focused on talent retention and attraction, employee experience, and ensuring PSE has an inclusive and diverse workforce who can meet the needs of all of our customers.
Kim joined PSE in 2016 as director of human resources. Prior to PSE, she held executive roles inside and outside of the utility industry. From 2009 to 2016, she served as deputy director of Seattle Public Utilities, where she was responsible for human resources, environmental justice and service equity, safety and HR operations, and data management. Prior to that, she was director of human resources for Cox Communications in Phoenix, Arizona. She’s also held roles with The Dial Corporation and Motorola.
Kim has a bachelor’s degree in business from The College of New Jersey. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management. Kim lives in Bellevue, Washington.
Dan Doyle is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy. He is responsible for leading the company’s financial planning and analysis activities. In his role, Dan oversees finance, treasury, process improvement, financial investment and accounting. He joined the company in November 2011, and has over 40 years of experience in the utility and electric transmission industry.
Before joining PSE, Dan was CEO of Wisconsin Sports Development Corp., in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to that, he served as vice president, CFO and treasurer of American Transmission Company, which owns and operates the high-voltage electric transmission system in portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois from 2000-2009. He also held several executive positions with Alliant Energy Corp., the Madison-based public utility holding company of electric and natural gas utilities between1992-2000. In his early career, Dan served as controller of Central Vermont Public Service Corp. and as a senior audit manager in the regulated industries division of Arthur Andersen in Chicago.
Dan is active in several industry associations, including serving as chair of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) financial conference in 2020 as well as EEI’s Wall Street advisory Group, and the Finance EAC. Additionally, Dan served on the board of trustees of MetLife Advisors from 2007-2013 and was the Audit Committee Chair from 2009-2012. He also served on the San Francisco Advisory Board of FM Global which provides insurance solutions and property loss prevention from 2013-2018.
Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a licensed certified public accountant.
He is married and has five children.
As senior vice president and chief operations officer for Puget Sound Energy, Booga Gilbertson is responsible for electric and gas operations, including emergency response, maintenance and construction, grid modernization, electric and gas system operations, system planning, project management and engineering. A passionate advocate for safety, she is responsible for safety operations and culture across the company. She enjoys innovating and integrating leading practices and technology with legacy operations, navigating change, and developing people.
Since joining PSE Gilbertson has held a broad range of engineering, operations and management positions in planning, asset management, gas and electric engineering, performance measurement, budgeting, project management, construction and maintenance, 24-hour control center operations, labor relations, technology and emergency response management. She also has experience in the consumer goods manufacturing industry as well as vocational instruction.
In addition to her responsibilities at PSE, Gilbertson serves on the board of directors of the Western Energy Institute. In the past year she was chair of that board. She is also a past chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s National Response Executive Committee. She currently serves on the Washington State University Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Executive Council; she has also been a member of the University of Washington’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board.
Gilbertson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration degree from City University.
She enjoys skiing, hiking, running, kayaking, gardening and weaving.
Margaret F. Hopkins is senior vice president of shared services and chief information officer for Puget Sound Energy.
She is responsible for contracts and supply chain, enterprise projects and performance, and corporate shared services as well as PSE’s information technology efforts.
Margaret began her career at Philip Morris, holding down several technical and leadership positions. From there, her career grew into roles at The Chubb Corporation as AVP, infrastructure manager, and at Safeco Insurance as vice president of IT operations, the latter of which she held an executive seat on the Leadership Committee. She joined PSE in 2009 as director of IT infrastructure.
Her involvement with Fortune 100 companies has helped support a reputation for building strong relationships with internal lines of business, a thorough understanding of information technology, constructive dialogue with external customers, and proven cost-reduction strategies. Within the company, Margaret believes developing individual career paths promotes a positive impact on the quality of the corporate culture. She has been executive mentor to the Executive Development Institute in Seattle’s Puget Sound region where she provided professional coaching and mentoring services to mid-senior level leaders. Always interested in giving back to the community, she is a founding member and officer of Saint Vincent de Paul, Woodinville chapter.
For recreation, Margaret enjoys spending time outside hiking, skiing, and playing volleyball. For more refined pursuits, she turns to the piano. She holds a degree from Penn State, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She is married with two sons.
Ken leads an organization that includes government relations, regulatory compliance and public policy. He will focus on federal, regional, state and local policies that enable us to meet our customers’ needs and grow our business in a time of rapid technological change and increasing climate concerns.
For more than 30 years, Ken has worked in senior leadership roles in regulatory, legislative and public affairs. He joined PSE in 2006 and today serves as the company’s liaison with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC).
During his tenure, the regulatory affairs team has worked with Commissioners and WUTC staff, as well as customer, low-income and environmental advocates to set fair and just rates for electric and natural gas service, enabling PSE to provide customers with safe and reliable service.
The PSE regulatory team continues to partner with our customers, our regulators and our peers across the company to develop innovative solutions to meet our customers' evolving and expanding needs while maintaining the company’s strong financial health.
Prior to joining Puget Sound Energy, Ken worked for Bank of America as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. His responsibilities included strategic policy and relationship development and coordination of legislative advocacy in 11 western states.
Ken moved to Washington in 1998 after more than 20 years in Alaska. After completing The Iditarod Sled Dog Race in 1983, he tried his hand at commercial salmon fishing near Kachemak Bay, then helped build natural gas utility infrastructure on the North Slope above the Arctic Circle. Ken studied business and economics in college, worked as senior policy staff for the Alaska State Legislature, refurbished a mansion into a thriving bed and breakfast, and led government affairs efforts for multiple organizations.
Ron Roberts is vice president of energy supply for Puget Sound Energy. Ron is responsible for PSE’s generation and transmission development, load serving operations and the energy supply merchant function. He also oversees Puget LNG, a subsidiary of Puget Energy. In addition, he has interim responsibility for our energy efficiency, product development, resource planning, and clean energy strategy functions. Prior to his current role, Ron served as PSE’s director of generation and natural gas storage.
Ron has worked in engineering, long range planning, construction management, environmental health and safety, and permitting in the mining, chemical and utility generation industries. In his 10 years with PSE, Ron has brought a strong focus on safety, excellent leadership skills, and a commitment to helping PSE become an even stronger clean energy provider of choice for our customers.
Ron graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a BSc in Mining Engineering and a minor in Economics. Ron is married and has two children.
Steve R. Secrist is senior vice president, general counsel, and chief ethics & compliance officer for Puget Sound Energy and its Washington-based parent company, Puget Energy.
With more than 25 years of utility experience, Steve is responsible for the corporate legal, enterprise risk & compliance, regulatory affairs, claims and environmental services departments. He is an advisor to the board of directors and senior management on areas including corporate law, business transactions, litigation, environmental, compliance, labor and employment, real estate, and general commercial law.
Steve began his PSE career in 1989 when he joined PSE predecessor Washington Natural Gas as staff attorney. He was named General Counsel in January 2011. Prior to that, Steve served as deputy general counsel and led several company departments, including rates and regulations and environmental services.
Steve has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a juris doctor degree from Seattle University.
Andy Wappler is vice president, Customer Operations & Communications for Puget Sound Energy.
Andy leads the company's customer care, customer engagement, communications, community engagement, and strategic business intelligence teams.
His groups are charged with coordinating outreach with customers, communities and stakeholders; enhancing our data capability; and developing our customer service platform.
Andy is also the chairman and president of the Puget Sound Energy Foundation, dedicated to promoting safety and emergency preparedness within PSE's service territory.