COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power recently announced Mary Powell, president and CEO for 12 years, will leave the company at the end of the year after more than two decades of transformational leadership in energy and innovation.
GMP also announced Senior Vice President Mari McClure as the next president and CEO of GMP.
McClure, a 10-year veteran of GMP, says she is poised to continue the company legacy of providing clean, reliable power, while also innovating to provide customers with the tools they need to cut carbon and costs.
“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve in this role, and work alongside so many dedicated employees, who care so deeply about this state, the planet, and the customers we serve,” says Powell. “After 12 years as president and CEO, and over 20 years at GMP, it is time to turn over the reins to a new leader. For my part, I plan to continue the fight against climate change in Vermont and across the country,” says Powell.
Elizabeth Bankowski, a longtime member of the Green Mountain Power Board of Directors and head of the Wyndham Foundation, praised Powell and McClure.
“The board is very appreciative of Mary Powell’s many contributions, and we could not be more thrilled with the selection of Mari McClure as the next generation leader of Green Mountain Power,” says Bankowski.
McClure joined GMP in 2010, and has served in leading roles in nearly every aspect of GMP operations, including information technology, regulatory, legal, fleet, facilities, workforce development, and cultural transformation.
During McClure’s tenure, she led organizational developments, helping GMP become a national leader in operational effectiveness and innovation while delivering superior customer service.
“This is an incredible time in the energy world, and I’m thrilled to lead GMP as we work to meet our goals, including being 100 percent renewable by 2030, and leveraging fiscal discipline and energy innovations to deliver results for customers, with a continued focus on reducing carbon,” says McClure.
Prior to joining GMP, McClure was an attorney at Vermont’s largest law firm, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, where she advised individuals and businesses working in business and corporate law, commercial transactions, and real estate.
Mari’s first love is basketball.
She was a standout NCAA Division I basketball player at the University of Buffalo, where she served as captain of the team for two seasons.
She was also a Division I basketball coach at Colgate University.