Thursday, April 28, 2011
“The most important thing I can do as President and CEO of Puget Sound Energy is lead by example”. Kim Harris at Albers’ Executive Speaker Series
It was an interesting afternoon last Wednesday here at Albers. Kim Harris, President and CEO of Puget Sound Energy, PSE, was the guest speaker at the School’s increasingly popular Executive Speaker Series.
Harris comes across as an inspiring leader, an assertive businesswoman, and a remarkable strategist.
She told the audience about Puget Sound Energy and its priorities not just as a utility company, but as an organization that thrives to bring energy to our homes and companies. Furthermore, she explained how creativity and sustainability are not only prior standards at PSE, but they are an imperative in today’s environmental awareness agenda. Washington State, as the Chief executive put it, is not just a “green” State. It is one committed to the preservation and optimization of the use of natural resources.
When asked by a member of the audience about the challenges she faced as woman in such a predominantly male industry, she wisely pointed to the fact that anything and everything is possible and achievable when you are truly passionate about it. This, along with an outstanding career in business, has led her path to the leading position of Puget Sound Energy.
Written by Natalia Varela Donado. Contact Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org