Doug Cannon

President & CEO at NV Energy

Doug Cannon serves as president and chief executive officer of NV Energy where he leads the company’s daily operations and oversees NV Energy’s commitment to deliver low-cost energy, expand its renewable energy portfolio and maintain industry-leading reliability for its customers.

NV Energy delivers electricity to nearly 1.3 million customers and nearly 50 million tourists annually throughout its nearly 46,000-mile service territory in the state of Nevada. The company also provides natural gas to more than 168,000 customers in the Reno-Sparks, Nevada area.

Cannon left private law practice in Nevada and joined the Berkshire Hathaway Energy family of business in 2011 working as an attorney for PacifiCorp Energy in Salt Lake City. In 2013, Cannon was the lead attorney in obtaining the regulatory approvals necessary for NV Energy to join Berkshire Hathaway Energy. At the end of 2013 with the closing of the NV Energy merger, Cannon joined the NV Energy team as senior vice president general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer and has served in various management roles with NV Energy. In his various roles Cannon has set and executed on the strategic direction of the company, and managed all legal, regulatory, compliance, legislative and public relations functions for the company and its subsidiaries.

Cannon earned a juris doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law and a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Colorado. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental geoscience from Weber State University.

Cannon volunteers as the vice president of finance and serves on the board of directors for the Las Vegas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also serves as a volunteer member of the board of directors for the National Judicial College.



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