PPL Corp. names Pennsylvania native Christine Martin PPL Electric Utilities president

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Christine M. Martin

Allentown-based PPL Corporation announced Monday Pennsylvania native Christine Martin will take on the role of PPL Electric Utilities president.

Since Sept. 1 , Martin, a 20-year veteran of PPL, had served as interim PPL Electric Utilities president following the departure of Stephanie Raymond.

“I’m incredibly excited about PPL Electric Utilities’ future and the opportunities we have to improve service for our customers, continue to lead in the smart grid space, build on our proven track record of top-tier reliability, help drive economic growth in eastern and central Pennsylvania, and partner with others to ensure a safe, reliable, affordable and equitable clean energy future,” Martin said.

Martin joined PPL in 2003. Prior to her current position, she served as the company’s senior vice president of public affairs, and chief sustainability officer. Her experience with public affairs and stakeholder engagement also includes time as vice president of public affairs and vice president of state government relations. Prior to joining PPL, Martin was deputy secretary for water management with Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, as well as serving as senior policy manager for environmental, infrastructure, energy and regulatory issues for Govs. Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker.

“Christine is an excellent fit to lead PPL Electric Utilities,” said PPL Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Fran Sullivan. “She is passionate about our vision to be the best utility company in the U.S., has a proven history of building strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, and joins a talented team focused on creating the utilities of the future and making a positive impact in the communities we serve.”

PPL Electric Utilities is one of several utilities within PPL Corporation and delivers electricity to approximately 1.5 million homes and businesses in 29 counties across eastern and central Pennsylvania.