Our Leadership Team

This team consists of leaders at the Berkshire Hathaway Energy level as well as those who head up each of our businesses. While each business operates autonomously, our vision, culture and principles are shared.

Gregory Abel

Gregory E. Abel

Chairman, President and CEO

Gregory E. Abel, 55, has served as Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2011, Chief Executive Officer since 2008, director since 2000, and President since 1998. Mr. Abel joined BHE in 1992 and has extensive executive management experience in the energy industry with strong regulatory and operational skills, including international experience.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy is a diversified global holding company that owns subsidiaries principally engaged in energy businesses in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the Philippines. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy businesses include AltaLink, L.P.; BHE Pipeline Group; BHE Renewables; BHE U.S. Transmission; HomeServices of America, Inc.; MidAmerican Energy Company; Northern Powergrid Holdings Company; NV Energy, Inc.; and PacifiCorp. Mr. Abel serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of PacifiCorp; as Chairman and Director of Northern Natural Gas Company, Northern Powergrid Holdings Company, CE Casecnan Ltd. and NV Energy, Inc.; and as Director of AltaLink Management Ltd. and HomeServices of America, Inc.

Mr. Abel serves as a director and vice chairman of Edison Electric Institute, an association of U.S. investor-owned electric companies; and AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc., a mutual insurance company; and serves on the board of directors for The Kraft Heinz Company; Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, a mutual insurance company of nuclear power facilities; Kum & Go, L.C., a convenience store chain; and the Hockey Canada Foundation and on the executive board of the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America. Recent past board service includes Drake University board of trustees and American Football Coaches Foundation board of directors.

  • Patrick Goodman
    Patrick J. Goodman Executive Vice President and
    Chief Financial Officer
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  • Natalie Hocken
    Natalie L. Hocken Senior Vice President and
    General Counsel
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  • R. Patrick Reiten
    R. Patrick Reiten Senior Vice President, Government Relations View Bio
  • Cathy S. Woollums
    Cathy S. Woollums Senior Vice President, Environmental Services and
    Chief Environmental Counsel
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