We’re your neighbors and we’re here for you. We have 15 offices across Vermont and 510 employees, including 275 IBEW members working for you every day. We earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list four years in a row (2017-2020). We won the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award in 2019, and GMP is also the first power company to become a B Corp, because we believe energy can be a force for good.
Mari became President and CEO at the start of 2020 after spending the last decade leading transformational work at GMP by building strong teams, balancing skills, and motivating employees to deliver the most cost-effective and reliable power while also ensuring great service for customers. Mari draws on her experience in court and on the court every day – she was once a corporate attorney in private practice, and a standout NCAA basketball player! Mari was captain of the Women’s Basketball Team at the University of Buffalo where she earned her undergraduate and law degrees.
Since becoming GMP’s CEO, Mari has served as Chair of Governor Scott’s pandemic Employer and Technical Support Team, GMP again earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, and the company was again named one of the Best Places To Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine.
Favorite thing about Vermont: The enchanting summers! She’s on the lake, zip-lining through the mountains, or playing pickup games on outdoor basketball courts with an old knee brace and a big smile.
Mike leads GMP’s field operations to keep the lights on, and to get them back on quickly when they go out. His teams of Supervisors, line workers, substation technicians and distribution designers are making the grid more resilient as they confront more severe storms due to climate change. Mike isn’t a meteorologist, but he works closely with them, and he’s an expert on what different weather conditions can do to powerlines! Mike also thinks he’s still awesome at basketball, though many here feel what skill he may have had has greatly diminished in recent years.
Favorite thing about Vermont: The change of seasons, minus ice and heavy wet snow, and loves to ski and hike in the mountains with his wife and daughter.
Kristin leads key areas for GMP customers – including energy services programs and all company external affairs. That means multiple teams tracking important details so that GMP is delivering low-cost, low-carbon, great service in a way that customers want. Kristin has a knack for connecting with customers. She’s a Vermonter who spent 14 years talking with and reporting Vermonters’ stories as a journalist at WCAX-TV before joining GMP.
Favorite thing about Vermont: Camping with her husband, daughter and friends at Burton Island, roasting s’mores over the campfire, listening to the Lake roll over the rocks.
Josh makes cutting carbon and costs cool! An electrical engineer by training, he’s making sure GMP is building the energy system of the future – right now. He leads our innovation team that pioneered ways to store green, local energy in batteries to help lower costs for all customers, and is always launching new, groundbreaking ways for customers to save money and energy while reducing their carbon footprint. Josh is also a pilot, and a drummer who likes to rock out speed metal.
Favorite thing about Vermont: Lake Champlain and spending time on and in the water as much as he can.
GMP’s leadership team would not be as fast, fun, or effective without Penny’s hard work coordinating lots of details for lots of projects across the company. When Penny’s on it, you know you’re getting results. She’s the meaning of can-do. Penny is a 4th Generation Vermonter with two more generations following her.
Favorite thing about Vermont: The beauty of Vermont’s seasonal landscapes and spending time with family and friends on Lake Champlain.
Steve is customer obsessed 24/7! He leads our Call Center and Customer Care team, making sure that when you call you get the great customer service you should. Steve also leads efforts in Rutland using energy as a force for good to build community and the local economy. A former newspaper reporter, Steve is a great storyteller and photographer and knows how to get things done.
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Quietly paddling the waters of Chittenden Reservoir and watching loons, eagles and otters as they respectively fly, fish and play.
It takes a lot of technology and innovation to run the grid in a super-efficient, secure, and low-carbon way, and Mark leads the team that gets it done. He brings an unwavering commitment to delivering elegant technical solutions that make GMP’s business processes run smoothly with tools and services customers can count on. He’s an inspired tech evangelist who brings years of IT experience to GMP from Vermont companies like Ben and Jerry’s and Burton Snowboards. He especially likes to give back by working with organizations that encourage people of all ages to dive into coding.
Favorite thing about Vermont: Mark is an avid hiker and outdoorsman and he loves Vermont for its beautiful and pristine backcountry.
Robert connects with local leaders and state lawmakers so GMP can serve communities in the best ways possible, and to share details about GMP’s innovative approaches to reduce costs and carbon emissions. Robert started his career in nutrition, and when this Brooklyn-born kid first moved to Vermont, he led the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. When he’s not engaging with communities, Robert is working in his gardens or caring for his animals – goats, chickens, peacocks, you name it!
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Traveling its back roads and taking in its beauty and splendor with spring and fall his favorite seasons.
Mathieu is a financial problem solver for customers – always focused on keeping costs down and efficiencies high. He first fell in love with Vermont over 20 years ago and later jumped at the chance to move here with his wife and two kids to call it home. You can hear Mathieu’s laugh from a mile away, and when he’s not crunching numbers, there’s a good chance you’ll find him protecting the net – he’s a passionate hockey fan and goalie.
Favorite things about Vermont: The miles and miles of running trails, plus the fact that Vermont has the most microbreweries per capita in the US.
Liz is all about the details and there are plenty of them working with her teams in key areas for customers including cyber security, greening our power supply, and regulatory issues like rates. Liz dives in to create collaborative solutions to complex issues, something she brought to GMP after many years of leadership in the public sector, as a business owner and attorney.
Favorite thing about Vermont: Getting outdoors to enjoy the vibrant changing seasons and the strong sense of community.
Brian makes sure GMP is delivering on its promise of clean, cost-effective, reliable power for all 265,000 customers we serve. Power generation, carbon reduction, grid resiliency in the face of increasing storms due to climate change – all in his wheelhouse. Brian started out in software, and he joined GMP to lead IT a decade ago. Now, from the big ideas to the little details, Brian works to keep all of GMP’s systems running well.
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Sledding down Mt. Philo on a bright moon night with his dog, Ruby, running in front of him kicking snow in his face.
The multi-layered, super-detailed world of energy markets is where Doug thrives, and he’s always looking around corners to find deals for GMP customers. He brings decades of experience to GMP, and his team seeks low-carbon bargains that help to keep costs in check for all GMP customers. It’s a technical job and he loves to talk about it. Ask him a question, and you may learn more than you ever imagined!
Favorite thing about Vermont: Its people! And, spending time on Lake Champlain in summer; skiing in winter.
Emily has a talent for spotting talent and has been a key part of building GMP’s customer-focused, caring and fun work culture for more than a decade. When Emily isn’t keeping GMP’ers connected and performing their best for customers, she loves being outside. During the summer she’s often picking berries and donating them to local food shelves.
Favorite thing about Vermont: The quiet, the views, the wildlife and also that a nice pair of clogs in the Green Mountains is the equivalent of wearing Jimmy Choos or Manolos somewhere else.