Puget Sound Energy's management team works closely with our board of directors to deliver your energy future.
Kimberly J. Harris
President and CEO
Kimberly J. Harris is president and CEO of Washington-based Puget Sound Energy, a subsidiary of Puget Energy.
Named president in 2010 and chief executive in 2011, Harris is focused on providing PSE customers with safe, dependable and efficient energy service. In addition to emphasizing safety for PSE employees on the job, she is committed to helping our residential and business customers learn more about the safe use of natural gas and electricity and to working with local municipalities and community organizations to increase regional emergency preparedness.
Under her leadership, PSE is deploying new technologies that offer customers more choices for self-service and new ways to communicate with the company during storms and other events, as well as systems for more rapid utility response to power outages. In addition, Harris is keenly aware that customers in today’s economy are concerned about managing their energy costs and on having more sources of clean, renewable energy.
Prior to becoming president and CEO, Harris served as PSE’s chief resource officer, where she guided the expansion of the company’s energy efficiency and wind power programs. Previously, she held positions in the company’s regulatory and legal departments. Prior to joining PSE in 1999, Harris practiced law with Perkins Coie.
In addition to her responsibilities with PSE, Harris serves on the Washington Clean Energy Leadership Council, the Washington State Energy Strategy Advisory Committee, and the Governor’s Opportunity Scholarship Board. She is a member of the board of directors of the American Red Cross of King and Kitsap counties.
Harris has a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a juris doctor degree from Arizona State University.
She is married with two grown children.
Philip K. Bussey
Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer
Phil Bussey is senior vice president and chief customer officer for Puget Sound Energy, Washington state’s oldest local utility, which serves 1.1 million electric customers and more than 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties.
Bussey’s responsibilities include leadership of PSE’s customer solutions, corporate affairs, federal government relations and state government relations activities.
With more than 25 years experience in building and maintaining strong partnerships with community, government and consumer leaders, Bussey will be in charge of driving customer-focused strategies at PSE.
He joined PSE in March 2012 from the Seattle Metro Chamber where he served for three years as president and CEO of the regional business association that represents more than 2,200 companies throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. Previously, from 2003 to 2009, Bussey served at PSE as senior vice president of corporate affairs.
Prior to that, Bussey was president of the Washington Roundtable, a public policy and advocacy group composed of chief executive officers of major companies throughout the state.
He also has held communications and management positions with Rockwell International, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA).
Bussey is involved with many business and community organizations, such as Leadership Tomorrow, The Trade Development Alliance and the Washington Aerospace Partnership. In addition, he serves on the boards of Group Health Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America Seattle Council.
Phil is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He and his wife Cathy live in Issaquah, Washington and have three children.
Daniel A. Doyle
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Daniel A. Doyle is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
He joined the company in November 2011. Doyle is responsible for leading the company’s financial planning and analysis activities. In his role, he oversees finance, treasury, capital, financial investment and accounting.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the utility and electric transmission industry. Prior to joining PSE, Doyle was CEO of Wisconsin Sports Development Corp., in Madison, WI. From 2000-2009, 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 1992 -2000, Doyle held several executive positions with Alliant Energy Corp. the Madison-based public utility holding company of electric and natural gas utilities, where he served as vice president and chief accounting and financial planning officer. Earlier in his career he 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.
Doyle serves on the boards of the Wisconsin Sports Development Corp. and Met Investor Series Trust of Irvine, Calif.
Doyle earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He is married and has 5 children.
Booga K. Gilbertson
Vice President, Operations
As the vice president of Operations for Puget Sound Energy, Booga Gilbertson is responsible for electric and gas operations, including emergency response, maintenance and construction, electric and gas system operations and dispatch, and system planning. She also leads project management and engineering across operations.
Since joining PSE in 1985, Gilbertson has held a broad range of engineering, operations and management positions in planning, asset management, gas and electric design engineering, performance measurement, budgeting, project management, transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, 24-hour control center operations, labor relations, and emergency response management.
In addition to her responsibilities at PSE, Gilbertson serves on the board of directors of the Western Energy Institute and is on the executive committee of the University of Washington Electrical Engineering Industry Consortium.
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 and gardening.
Margaret F. Hopkins
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
As vice president and CIO, Margaret spearheads PSE’s information technology efforts and identifies and enables business process improvements. Prior to leading the company’s large-scale delivery programs, Margaret held the title of director of IT infrastructure at PSE where she was responsible for the design, delivery, support of enterprise-wide infrastructure, and technology solutions.
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.
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 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.
Marla D. Mellies
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Marla D. Mellies is senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Puget Sound Energy.
Mellies leads a shared services organization that includes human resources and corporate services such as facilities, safety, security, business continuity, fleet services, and real estate. Her area of responsibility also delivers all components of supply chain management at PSE, including purchasing, materials and contractor management.
Mellies serves as secretary to the PSE board of director’s compensation and leadership development committee and as vice chair of the qualified plans committee.
Prior to joining PSE in 2005, Mellies was general manager of Human Resources for Microsoft Corporation’s Server and Tools Business in Redmond, Wash. She also held human resources vice president positions with Lante Corporation in Chicago and 3Com Corporation in Skokie, Ill. Mellies started her career at Central Illinois Light Company in Peoria, Illinois.
Mellies serves on the boards of the Puget Sound Energy Foundation and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
An Illinois native, Mellies has a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University in Peoria and a Master of Arts degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
She is married and has two sons.
David E. Mills
Vice President, Energy Supply Operations
David Mills is vice president of Energy Supply Operations for Puget Sound Energy.
Mills leads a team that is responsible for managing energy trading and transmission services, including the load office and natural gas supply functions.
Mills joined PSE in 2002 as the director of Energy Supply & Planning, responsible for power and natural gas trading, generating plant dispatch, merchant transmission issues, and the company’s long-term integrated resource planning. His team also managed integrating renewable resources in to PSE’s generation portfolio.
Prior to joining PSE, Mills was the trading floor manager for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Ore. He has more than 25 years experience in energy operations, transmission and energy trading. Mills is currently the vice chair of the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee and serves on the executive committee of Columbia Grid and the executive committee of the Western Systems Power Pool.
Mills earned a degree in economics from Portland State University. He also served in the U.S. Navy. Mills is married and resides in Bellevue.
Steve R. Secrist
Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Ethics and
Steve R. Secrist is vice president, general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer for Puget Sound Energy and its Washington-based parent company, Puget Energy.
With more than two decades of utility experience, Secrist is responsible for the corporate legal, compliance, audit and environmental services departments. He is an advisor to the board of directors and senior management on areas including corporate and securities law, business transactions, litigation, environmental, compliance, labor and employment, real estate and general commercial law.
Secrist 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, Secrist served as deputy general counsel and led several company departments, including rates and regulations and environmental services. Prior to joining PSE, he worked for Olson and Althauser, a Wash.-based law firm.
Secrist has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a juris doctor degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, now a part of Seattle University.
He is married with three sons.
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Andy Wappler is vice president, Corporate Affairs for Puget Sound Energy.
As head of Corporate Affairs, Wappler is responsible for PSE's ongoing efforts to enhance relationships with communities, government agencies and major customers, as well as the company's communications. He also is the chairman and president of the Puget Sound Energy Foundation.
Since joining PSE in 2008, Wappler has led communications and engaged community and customer dialogue on a variety of company initiatives, including energy efficiency, renewable energy development and energy policy.
A frequent speaker and master of ceremonies for local community events and charitable organizations, Wappler has been connecting with communities throughout Washington state for more than two decades. His background includes communications roles with the Washington Roundtable, The Boeing Company and The Fearey Group, as well as being a meteorologist and journalist for some of the region’s top television, newspaper and radio outlets. Wappler serves on the boards of the Cascade Land Conservancy, Bellevue Police Foundation and Woodland Park Zoo.
Certified by the American Meteorological Society, Wappler has a Master of Science degree in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in English from the University of Washington.
He is married and has two children.
Paul M. Wiegand
Senior Vice President, Energy Operations
Paul M. Wiegand is senior vice president, Energy Operations for Puget Sound Energy.
Wiegand directs PSE’s natural gas supply, transportation and storage activities, energy-trading operation, energy-supply contracts and electric-generation operations, including wind, thermal and hydro.
Wiegand joined PSE in 1977 and has held a number of key management positions in the areas of Project Development, Corporate Planning, Performance Measurement, Energy Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Information Technology, Corporate Projects, Customer Services, Internal Auditing, budgeting, reorganization and merger negotiations and integration. Most recently, he was senior vice president, Power Generation.
He is a member of the Executive Council of the Washington State University School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of Washington, and serves on the boards of the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club, Central Washington Resource Energy Collaborative, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, and the Puget Sound Energy Foundation. He is also a team leader and consultant for the Community Accountability Board of the King County Juvenile Court, and treasurer of the Bellevue Parks Yes! and the Bellevue Quality Schools committees.
Wiegand has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University, is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and completed the University of Washington Graduate School of Business Administration Management Program.
He is married and has two children.