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Kregg Arntson, Executive Director
Kregg Arntson manages Portland General Electric’s Corporate Social Responsibility department and serves as executive director of the PGE Foundation. Kregg oversees corporate and foundation grantmaking, corporate sponsorships, volunteer engagement, employee giving campaign and safety/energy education programs, as well as PGE’s sustainability initiatives and reporting. Kregg is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Management with a degree in business administration and finance. Among his many community volunteer activities, Kregg serves on the boards of Portland Opera and Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington. He served as chair of Regional Arts and Culture Council’s 2016/2017 Work for Art campaign. Currently, he’s a member of RACC’s Arts Education Committee and Creating Connections Pilot Team, an Oregon-led national arts research initiative.

Gwyneth Gamble Booth, Chair
Gwyneth’s leadership within Oregon’s philanthropic community has created far-reaching impact for more than three decades. She was the first woman to be named to the board of directors of Portland General Electric in 1981, and has been chair of the PGE Foundation since its inception in 1997. A former television journalist for Oregon Public Broadcasting, Gwyneth was honored with a star in the pavement outside of the Portland Performing Arts Center for her passionate commitment to community service, including the arts. Gwyneth and her late husband, Brian, are past recipients of the Portland First Citizen Award and of SOLVE’s Tom McCall Leadership Award. For the past 23 years, Gwyneth has volunteered as a facilitator at the Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families and she has served on numerous boards of directors. Currently, she is the chair of the Portland Japanese Garden Society board.
Dave Robertson, President
Dave joined Portland General Electric in 2004, was appointed as vice president of public policy in 2009 and joined the PGE Foundation board in 2010. He was elected president of the foundation board in May 2014. A native Oregonian, Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Willamette University. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the Portland Business Alliance, the Oregon Business Association and the Governor’s Regional Solutions team. Previously, Dave served as chair of the SOLVE board, subcommittee chair on the Governor’s Transportation Vision Panel and Governor’s appointee to the Columbia River Gorge Commission.
James Lobdell, Treasurer
In March of 2013, James Lobdell was appointed senior vice president of Finance, CFO, Treasurer of Portland General Electric and the treasurer of the PGE Foundation. James has been with PGE for 32 years and brings a wide range of experience to his new role. In addition to serving more than a decade as vice president of Power Operations & Resource Strategy, he has served as vice president of Financial Risk Management and as an executive of two former PGE affiliates, Portland General Distribution Co. and Portland General Holdings. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in 1984 and is a former Certified Managerial Accountant. He is a member of the FM Global Advisory Committee and formerly held executive positions with Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee, and several regional and state energy-related committees, including the University of Oregon Economic Forum, the Western Electric Industry Leaders, WSPP, Inc., BPA Collaborative Committee and continues to serve as senior fellow for American Leadership Forum and board member of the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington.
Joyce Harlan, Secretary
Joyce has been at Portland General Electric since 2014. She joined the company in 1999 and worked as a legal assistant in the legal department supporting various areas of the company. She was appointed secretary of the PGE Foundation in November of 2017.
Board Members
Gwyneth Gamble Booth, Board Chair (see above)

Peggy Fowler
Peggy retired from Portland General Electric in 2009 as president and CEO after 35 years of service in various capacities within the company. She then served on the PGE corporate board until May, 2012. Peggy has been an unwavering advocate for volunteerism and its essential role in community building. During her career at PGE, she served on the boards of directors of many Oregon nonprofits, including the George Fox University, Oregon Historical Society and Oregon Association of Independent Colleges & Universities. Peggy currently serves on the boards of Cambia, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Hawaiian Electric Industries, and she is chair of the Umpqua Bank board.
Jardon Jaramillo
Jardon serves as controller at Portland General Electric. Jardon previously worked as Director of Compensation and Benefits, where we worked after joining the company as a Senior Financial Analyst. Before joining PGE in 2011 Jardon served as a manager at Deloitte in the consulting and audit practices. He has served the community on the board of Metropolitan Family Services, The Community Housing Fund and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is passionate about mentoring and creating opportunities for young professionals to be their best selves.
Randy Miller
Randy is a former member of the board of Portland General Electric, and became a board member of the PGE Foundation when it was created in 1997. A native of Portland, Randy has served on dozens of civic boards over the years, most recently on the World Affairs Council, Oregon Sports Authority, the Community Investment Initiative and several business boards. Randy served on the original board of Portland Ambassadors which was formed to attract and retain businesses in the region. He currently serves on the board of Greater Portland Inc., the successor organization to the Ambassadors. He is also a diplomatic consul to the Republic of Lithuania.
Loretta Mabinton
Loretta is Managing Attorney and Associate General Counsel at Portland General Electric. Prior to joining PGE in 2001, she worked at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Unocal in Los Angeles. She became Managing Attorney in 2011. Loretta attended law school in Nigeria, obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School, and is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum, Oregon. She has served on the board of the American Corporate Counsel Association — Orange County Chapter, the Dougy Center and Camp Fire Columbia. Currently she is a member of University of Idaho, Moscow UEC Advisory Committee and Our Lady of the Lake Administrative Council.
Maria Pope
Maria is president and CEO of Portland General Electric. Prior to becoming CEO in 2018, Pope served as president and previously was the senior vice president of Power Supply, Operations and Resource Strategy, overseeing PGE's energy supply portfolio, operations — including wholesale power, fuels, marketing, trading and long-term resource strategy— and generation facilities. She joined PGE in 2009 as senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer. She also served on PGE’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. Maria serves on the Oregon Global Warming Commission and the boards of Umpqua Holdings Corporation and the Oregon Business Council. She has previously served as board chair of Oregon Health & Science University and served on several other U.S. and Canadian boards. Pope is an alumna of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
Dave Robertson, Board president (see above)

Kristin Stathis
Kristin has served as vice president of Customer Service Operations at Portland General Electric since 2011. She has been with PGE for 24 years and has served in a broad range of roles throughout the organization. Prior to her current position, she served as general manager of Revenue Operations, assistant treasurer and manager of Corporate Finance and general manager of Power Supply Risk Management. Kristin has a Bachelor of Science degree from Willamette University and a certificate in accounting from Portland State University. She also serves on the boards of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, Marylhurst University and Western Energy Institute (WEI).