Michael A. Lewis

Independent Director at Portland General Electric


Michael Lewis is a member of PGE’s Audit Committee and Finance Committee.

Lewis brings more than 35 years of utility industry experience, including deep subject matter expertise in operations and disaster recovery with Progress Energy, Duke Energy, and most recently, PG&E. Lewis joined PG&E in 2018 as vice president of electric distribution operations, and then served as senior vice president, electric operations. He served as PG&E's interim president from August to December 2020, overseeing the company’s electric operations, including wildfire prevention and response efforts, grid resiliency initiatives, vegetation management programs and emergency preparedness. PG&E's gas, generation and customer service operations also reported to him.

Before joining PG&E, Lewis held a number of executive leadership positions at Duke Energy. As Duke Energy's senior vice president and chief distribution officer (2016 to 2018), and senior vice president and chief transmission officer (2015 to 2016), Lewis oversaw electric distribution and transmission operations for the company's six-state service area, helping it achieve industry-leading safety benchmarks and strengthen its grid resiliency and disaster preparedness. Lewis worked for Progress Energy from 1985 until its merger with Duke Energy in 2012, most recently serving as senior vice president of energy delivery.

Lewis holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He attended both the Advanced Management Program at Duke University and an Executive Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Lewis serves on the California Governor's Earthquake Advisory Commission and is a member of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies.


  • Independent Director

    Current role

  • Member of the Audit Committee Member and Finance Committee

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