Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Powell has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2021 and as a member of our Board since 2018. From 2008 to 2019, Ms. Powell served as the president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power Corporation ("GMP"), an electric services company that serves 75 percent of the State of Vermont’s residential and business customers. At GMP, Ms. Powell successfully executed strategies to drive increased customer satisfaction and growth, delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost and highly reliable power to Vermonters, and positioned the company as a leading energy transformation business. Ms. Powell's previous roles at GMP include serving as senior vice president and chief operations officer from 2001 to 2008, and as senior vice president of Customer and Organizational Development from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Powell is nationally recognized for her work disrupting the energy sector and has received numerous industry awards, including being named Utility Dive’s 2019 Executive of the Year and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2016. Prior to joining GMP in 1998, Ms. Powell held executive roles within the banking industry, and served in state government. Ms. Powell currently serves on the board of directors of CGI Inc., a global IT and business consulting services firm, and Energir, the largest gas distributor in Québec and Vermont. From 2019 to 2021, served on the board of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., the largest utility in Hawaii. She has also served on the boards of a number of other privately held companies and nonprofits. Ms. Powell also recently chaired the board of Climate Change Crisis Real Impact | Acquisition Corporation, a former special-purpose acquisition corporation that combined with EVgo Services and enabled the fast charging network for electric vehicles to become a publicly listed company. Ms. Powell holds an Associate’s degree from Keene State College.
Ms. Powell was selected to serve on our Board because of her extensive experience and deep knowledge of the energy and utility industry.See All Board of Directors