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Bill Nicholson

Portland General Electric
SVP, Customer Service

As senior vice president, Bill Nicholson currently oversees Customer Service Operations, Customer Strategy and Business Development, and Transmission & Distribution Operations & Services.

Nicholson previously served as vice president of Distribution Operations and two years as vice president of Customers & Economic Development. Nicholson joined PGE in 1980 as an engineer at the Trojan Plant and has served in a variety of capacities in Distribution Operations and Generation Engineering.

Nicholson has served on the boards of a number of community organizations, including current service on the board of Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon BEST (Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies) and The Museum at Warm Springs.

A registered professional engineer, Nicholson belongs to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from Oregon State University in 1980 and has successfully completed the Harvard University Program on Negotiation, the Utility Executive program from the University of Idaho and the American Leadership Forum, where he serves as a senior fellow.

Nicholson and his wife, Kathy, live in Northwest Portland.