Mary Powell, Clean Energy Advocate, Joins EDF Action Board of Directors

May 4, 2023
Hannah Blatt,, 202-572-3534

(WASHINGTON, DC – May 4, 2023) – EDF Action announced today that Mary Powell has joined the EDF Action Board of Directors.  

“I am honored and thrilled to be joining the EDF Action Board,” said Mary Powell. “Their work combating climate change and protecting the future of American families is exciting, inspiring and so necessary. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and digging into the work with this incredible group of climate advocates.” 

“Mary’s belief that all of us have an ability and a responsibility to help solve the climate crisis has informed every step of her professional career.  As one of the foremost leaders in the clean energy sector, her perspective and passion will be a welcomed and a valuable addition to the EDF Action Board of Directors,” said EDF Action President David Kieve.   

Mary Powell is the chief executive officer and on the board of directors of Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. From 2008-2019, Mary served as the president and chief executive officer of Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP), an electric services company that serves 75 percent of Vermont’s residential and business customers. It was at GMP that Mary successfully delivered on an ambitious energy vision to provide low-carbon, low-cost, and highly reliable power to Vermonters, and positioned the company as a leading energy transformation business. 

Prior to joining GMP in 1998, Mary held executive roles within the banking industry, and served in state government. Mary currently serves on the board of directors of CGI Inc., a global IT and business consulting services firm, and recently served on the board of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., the largest utility in Hawaii. She has also served on the boards of a number of other privately held companies and nonprofits. Mary also previously chaired the board of Climate Change Crisis Real Impact | Acquisition Corporation, a former special-purpose acquisition corporation that combined with EVgo Services and enabled the fast-charging network for electric vehicles to become a publicly listed company.  

Mary has been nationally recognized for her work disrupting the energy sector and has received numerous industry awards, including being named Utility Dive’s 2019 Executive of the Year and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2016.