Stephen W. Hooper
Steven W. Hooper, co-founder and partner of Bellevue-based Ignition Partners, a venture capital firm that focuses on enterprise software and technology, was elected in March 2017 as chairperson of the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy. He has served as a director of both boards since January 2015.
Previously, Hooper was the co-CEO of Teledesic, CEO of Nextlink, and CEO of AT&T Wireless. Mr. Hooper also currently serves on the boards of directors of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) and Blucora, Inc. He is a graduate of Seattle University and the Wharton School of Business.
Scott Armstrong, former president and chief executive officer of Group Health Cooperative, serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
Armstrong has more than 30 years of experience in health care. He’s currently a commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; board member of the Alliance of Community Health Plans in Washington, D.C.; and a board member of America’s Health Insurance Plans. He’s also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Kenton Bradbury, managing director, OMERS Infrastructure Management, serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy
Currently responsible for OMERS Infrastructure’s investments in the Americas, his extensive asset management experience includes European gas and electric companies as well as Thames Water and London City Airport.
Richard Dinneny, Senior Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure and Renewable Resources for British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
Dinneny is a member of the board of managers of Cleco Group LLC, Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC, and Cleco Power LLC, and is a director of Vier Gas Services GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, the owner of Open Grid Europe, Germany’s leading natural gas transport company.
Barbara J. Gordon
Barbara J. Gordon, retired executive vice president and chief customer officer of Bellevue-based Apptio, the business management system of record for hybrid IT, serves on the Puget Sound Energy Board of Directors.
Previously, Gordon served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Isilon/EMC and as corporate vice president of Worldwide Customer Service and Support at Microsoft. She also has held positions with Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Company and AT&T. Gordon currently serves as a vice president of the board of directors for Seattle-King County Habitat for Humanity.
Christopher Hind, senior principal, private infrastructure with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
Prior to his current position, Hind served as a managing director, investment banking, at CIBC from October 1997 to January 2016. Hind currently serves on the board of directors of Transportadora de Gas del Peru S.A., a Peruvian natural gas utility.
Operating Executive, AEA Investors
Tom King, operating executive with AEA Investors, a middle market private equity firm, serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
King served as chairman and president of National Grid U.S. from 2007-2015. Prior to that, he was president of PG&E Corporation and Chairman & CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric from 2003-2007.
Paul McMillan, principal of Tidal Shift Capital Incorporated, an energy and infrastructure consulting and project development firm, serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
McMillan has been involved in energy and infrastructure development for more than 30 years. Prior to establishing Tidal Shift Capital, he held senior business development and operations roles with the EPCOR, Union Energy and Westcoast Energy group of companies. McMillan is a member of the board of the Alberta Electric System and serves on the board of directors of BluEarth Renewables Inc.
Mary McWilliams, former executive director of Washington Health Alliance, a nationally recognized health care community collaborative based in Seattle, serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
Recognized as a top leader in the regional business industry, McWilliams has more than 25 years of experience as President/CEO of health plans in the Pacific Northwest. She also serves on the board of trustees of the Virginia Mason Health System and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
Chris Trumpy, chair of Pacific Carbon Trust and former chair of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and Land and Water BC, is a member of the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
With more than 30 years of experience in public service, Trumpy’s background includes developing Crown Corporation governance frameworks, work on compensation disclosure and performance measures, and identifying solutions to long-standing fiscal and policy problems, including carbon emissions. Based in British Columbia, Trumpy is a certified general accountant.
Verwoest, Senior Director, Infrastructure team, serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy.
At PGGM, he is responsible for global energy and utilities investments within the infrastructure team and is a member of their Infrastructure Investment Committee. Prior to this role, he worked on investments across the broader infrastructure spectrum for PGGM.
Steven Zucchet, managing director, OMERS Infrastructure Management, serves on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy
Zucchet has deep experience in the energy sector and, since joining OMERS in 2003, has led numerous transactions and had asset management responsibilities at a number of utility and generation companies in Canada and the United States. He is currently a board member of Oncor and Bruce Power Inc.