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.
Andrew Chapman, Senior Managing Director in the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, joined the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy in 2009. Prior to joining Macquarie in 2006, Chapman held executive positions with American Water, the National Association of Water Companies and was chief financial officer and president of Elizabethtown Water Company, a NYSE-listed water utility.
He is a chairman of the boards of Duquesne Light Company and Aquarion. He served as interim CEO of Duquesne Light Company in 2010. He is now the interim CEO of Marena Renovables, a 396 MW wind farm in development in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the largest such project in Latin America.
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.
Kimberly J. Harris, president and CEO of Puget Sound Energy, is a member of the boards of Puget Sound Energy and 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. Prior to joining PSE in 1999, Harris practiced law with Perkins Coie.
Harris serves in leadership roles for the American Gas Association and the Washington Roundtable. She is a member of Governor Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force and a board member of the American Red Cross of King and Kitsap Counties and the Governor’s Opportunity Scholarship Board. In October 2014, she joined the U.S. Bancorp Board of Directors.
Karl Kuchel, chief executive officer at Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, Inc., serves on the boards of Puget Energy and Puget Sound Energy.
Kuchel stepped into his current role in June 2016. Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. Since 2003, he’s been in a variety of roles at Macquarie Group Limited, where he’s currently a senior managing director.
Chris Leslie, Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets’ U.S.-based private infrastructure funds and Chief Executive Officer of MIP Inc, joined the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy in 2009.
Leslie has 20 years of experience in infrastructure and his background includes the development and acquisition of natural gas pipelines, natural gas and electric utilities and distribution systems, toll roads, airports, heliports, fixed-base operations, water and wastewater systems, airport car parks, cell phone towers and power generation assets. Leslie, based in New York, has helped expand Macquarie’s infrastructure business in the United States. Under Leslie’s leadership, Macquarie has led a number of significant North American transactions in the utility sector.
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.