Kimberly J. Harris is president and CEO of Washington state-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. Under her leadership, PSE gained national industry recognition for its worker safety program and joined with the American Red Cross to launch the “Safe in the Sound” emergency preparedness initiative.
Harris is keenly aware that customers 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. PSE is the nation’s second largest utility owner of wind power and has one of the largest energy efficiency programs in the nation.
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.
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.