People: PPL Corp (PPL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Spence

57 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Vincent Sorgi

42 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

David DeCampli

56 2012 President of PPL Energy Supply

Gregory Dudkin

56 2012 President of PPL Electric LLC.

Robert Gabbard

54 2008 President of PPL EnergyPlus, LLC.

Rick Klingensmith

53 2004 President of PPL Global, LLC.

Victor Staffieri

58 2010 Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LG&E and KU Energy LLC.

Robert Grey

63 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Mark Wilten

46 2012 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Stephen Breininger

40 2014 Controller

John Conway

68 2011 Lead Independent Director

Rodney Adkins

55 2014 Director

Frederick Bernthal

71 1997 Independent Director

Steven Elliott

67 2011 Independent Director

Louise Goeser

60 2003 Independent Director

Stuart Graham

68 2008 Independent Director

Stuart Heydt

74 1991 Independent Director

Venkata Rajamannar

52 2011 Independent Director

Craig Rogerson

57 2005 Independent Director

Natica von Althann

63 2009 Independent Director

Keith Williamson

61 2005 Independent Director

Armando Zagalo de Lima

2014 Independent Director

Philip Cox

62 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Spence

Mr. William H. Spence is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of PPL Corporation since April 1, 2012. Prior to his current appointment as Chairman in April 2012, Mr. Spence was named Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the board of directors of PPL Corporation in November 2011, was named President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2011, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since June of 2006. Prior to joining PPL in June 2006, Mr. Spence had 19 years of service with Pepco Holdings, Inc. and its heritage companies, Delmarva Power and Conectiv. He served as Senior Vice President of Pepco Holdings from August 2002 and as Senior Vice President of Conectiv Holdings since September 2000. He joined Delmarva Power in 1987 in that company’s regulated gas business, where he held various management positions before being named Vice President of Trading in 1996. Mr. Spence also serves on the boards of several wholly owned subsidiaries of PPL Corporation. He is chair of the Corporate Leadership Council, an internal committee comprised of executive officers of PPL Corporation.

Vincent Sorgi

Mr. Vincent Sorgi is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of PPL Corporation. He joined PPL in 2006 as financial director of the company's PPL Generation subsidiary. In 2007, he was named controller for the company's Supply segment, the combination of PPL Generation and PPL EnergyPlus, the company's marketing business. He came to PPL from Public Service Enterprise Group in New Jersey, where he was serving as director of business operations for PSEG Fossil, which operated power plants in North America. His other roles at PSEG included corporate and international controller for PSEG Global, which operated power plants and electricity distribution companies in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, India and Asia; director of accounting services for PSEG's unregulated business; and principal accountant for the corporation, where he was responsible for SEC and other regulatory reporting. Prior to his service at PSEG, Sorgi worked in various roles at Deloitte & Touche. He earned an accounting degree from Penn State University and an M.B.A. from Villanova University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

David DeCampli

Mr. David G. DeCampli is President of PPL Energy Supply, subsidiary of PPL Corporation, since March 5, 2012. He became president of PPL Electric Utilities in April 2007 after joining PPL as senior vice president of Transmission and Distribution Operations and Engineering in late 2006. Previously, he was vice president of Asset Management for Exelon Energy Delivery, responsible for system planning, investment strategy and operational performance for both PECO Energy in Philadelphia and Commonwealth Edison in Chicago. Earlier in his career, he held several positions with increasing responsibility in engineering, electric operations and customer service. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and a master's degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Gregory Dudkin

Mr. Gregory N. Dudkin is President of PPL Electric LLC., the subsidiary of PPL Corporation., since March 5, 2012. He currently senior vice president-Operations for PPL Electric Utilities. He came to PPL from Comcast, where he was senior vice president of technical operations and fulfillment. Prior to that, he served as a regional senior vice president for Comcast's Michigan operation. He has more than 20 years of wide-ranging electricity and gas utility experience at subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., including service as executive vice president of Energy Delivery Operations at ComEd and in customer service and operations vice president positions at PECO. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware and a master's in business administration from Widener University.

Robert Gabbard

Mr. Robert D. Gabbard Jr. is President of PPL EnergyPlus, LLC., subsidiary of PPL Corporation., since June 30, 2008. He also served as Senior Vice President-Trading-PPL EnergyPlus, June 2008 - June 2008; Senior Vice President Merchant Trading Operations-Conectiv Energy, June 2005 - May 2008; Vice President and General Manager Power Trading-Conectiv Energy, April 1998 - June 2005.

Rick Klingensmith

Mr. Rick L. Klingensmith is the President of PPL Global, LLC., a subsidiary of PPL Corp., since August 23, 2004.

Victor Staffieri

Mr. Victor A. Staffieri is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LG&E and KU Energy LLC., a subsidiary of PPL Corp.

Robert Grey

Mr. Robert J. Grey is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of PPL Corporation. He joined PPL in March 1995 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to his work at PPL, Grey was general counsel for Long Island Lighting Co. Prior to that, he had been a partner with the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis in Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore. His experience also includes several years as a staff counsel for the New York Public Service Commission, and he served as an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Grey is a member of the bar in Maryland, the District of Columbia, New York, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania and Georgia (inactive). He also is a member of the American Bar Association, where he serves on the Council Group of the Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section. Grey is on the executive committee of the Energy Association of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Conference Board’s Council of Chief Legal Officers. He serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, and is a member of the board of trustees and chairman of the Legal Committee of the United Jewish Communities. A native of Westbury, Long Island, N.Y., He earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a doctor of laws degree from Emory University, and a master of laws degree in taxation from George Washington University.

Mark Wilten

Mr. Mark F. Wilten is Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of PPL Corp., since June 4, 2012. Mr. Wilten has been with Nissan since 2008 and has served as its treasurer since August of 2010. Prior to joining Nissan, he served as group treasurer for Kensington Group plc, a mortgage company based in London. He started his career at J.P. Morgan Chase in 1989 and held a variety of positions in New York, Toronto and London before moving to Deutsche Bank in 1997 as associate director of the European Securitization Group. He also worked at WestLB AG, London, rising to the position of executive director of the Principal Finance and Asset Securitization Group, and served as executive director of Securitization at Rabobank International in London, before joining Kensington in 2004. Wilten, who grew up in Chatham, N.J., earned a B.A. in economics from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Stephen Breininger

Mr. Stephen K. Breininger is Controller of the Company. Mr. Breininger has worked for PPL subsidiaries since April 2001. Most recently Mr. Breininger served since March 2013 as Assistant Controller – Business Lines of PPL Services Corporation, from June 2010 to March 2013 as Controller – Supply Accounting of Energy Supply and from May 2008 to June 2010 as Director – Supply Accounting and Reporting of Energy Supply. Prior to joining PPL, Mr. Breininger was a Senior Accounting and Auditing Assistant with Deloitte & Touche LLP and a Financial Analyst at Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

John Conway

Mr. John W. Conway is Lead Independent Director of PPL Corporation since May 18, 2011. Mr. Conway is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Holdings, Inc., positions he has held since 2001. He also served as President from 2001 until March 2013. Prior to 2001, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Crown is an international manufacturer of packaging products for consumer goods. Mr. Conway joined Crown in 1991 as a result of its acquisition of Continental Can International Corporation. Prior to 1991, he served as President of Continental Can and in various other management positions. Mr. Conway is the past Chairman of the Can Manufacturers Institute.

Rodney Adkins

Mr. Rodney C. Adkins is Director of the Company. His 33 years of experience at IBM have included leading global teams, managing multi-billion-dollar business units and delivering a variety of product innovations and enterprise solutions. Prior to being named senior vice president of Corporate Strategy in 2013, he served as senior vice president of the Systems and Technology Group for four years. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of IBM's semiconductor, server, storage and systems software businesses, as well as the company's supply chain and global business partner organizations. Adkins also held a number of product management and executive roles at IBM, including running the Desktop PC and UNIX Systems businesses, and he was general manager of the Pervasive Computing division. Adkins is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Executive Leadership Council, and the National Society of Black Engineers, which awarded him a lifetime achievement honor in 2001. In 2011, Black Enterprise magazine chose Adkins as its corporate executive of the year. He also serves on the boards of directors of United Parcel Service Inc. and W.W. Grainger Inc., the national board of the Smithsonian Institution, and the board of directors of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. Adkins earned a bachelor of arts degree with an emphasis in physics from Rollins College and bachelor and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Frederick Bernthal

Dr. Frederick M. Bernthal is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since 1997. Dr. Bernthal is the retired President of Universities Research Association (URA), a position he held from 1994 until March 2011. URA is a consortium of research universities engaged in the construction and operation of major research facilities on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bernthal served from 1990 to 1994 as Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation, from 1988 to 1990 as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science, and from 1983 to 1988 as a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Steven Elliott

Mr. Steven G. Elliott is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since January 1, 2011. Mr. Elliott is the retired Senior Vice Chairman of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an investment management and investment servicing company. He served in that position from 1998 until his retirement in December 2010. He joined Mellon in 1987 as Executive Vice President and head of the finance department. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 1990, Vice Chairman in 1992 and Senior Vice Chairman in 1998. Before joining Mellon, he held senior officer positions at: First Commerce Corporation, New Orleans; Crocker National Bank, San Francisco; Continental Illinois National Bank, Chicago; and First Interstate Bank of California.

Louise Goeser

Ms. Louise K. Goeser is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since April 1, 2003. Ms. Goeser is President and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Siemens S.A. de C.V. and is responsible for Siemens Mesoamérica. Siemens Mesoamérica is the Mexican, Central American and Caribbean unit of multinational Siemens AG, a global engineering company operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. Before accepting this position in March 2009, Ms. Goeser served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford of Mexico from January 2005 until November 2008. Prior to this position, she served as Vice President, Global Quality for Ford Motor Company, a position she had held since 1999. In that position, she was responsible for ensuring superior quality in the design, manufacture, sale and service of all Ford cars, trucks and components worldwide. Prior to 1999, she served as Vice President for Quality at Whirlpool Corporation and served in various leadership positions with Westinghouse Electric Corporation. She also serves as a director of HSBC Mexico.

Stuart Graham

Mr. Stuart E. Graham is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since July 1, 2008. Mr. Graham retired in April 2008 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sweden-based Skanska AB, an international project development and construction company. He continued to serve as chairman of Skanska USA Inc., a U.S. subsidiary, until May of 2011. Mr. Graham was named President and CEO of Skanska AB and was elected to its board of directors in 2002. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Graham served as executive vice president and as a member of the senior executive team of Skanska AB. Mr. Graham’s career includes more than four decades of experience in the infrastructure and construction industry, including executive management responsibilities for Skanska’s business units in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and South America. He is past chairman of the Engineering and Construction Governors Council of the World Economic Forum and founded the Engineering and Construction Risk Institute.

Stuart Heydt

Dr. Stuart Heydt is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since 1991. Dr. Heydt retired in 2000 as Chief Executive Officer of the Geisinger Health System, a nonprofit healthcare provider, a position he held since 1991. He is past president and a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives.

Venkata Rajamannar

Mr. Venkata Rajamannar is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since July 11, 2011. Mr. Rajamannar is the Chief Marketing Officer of MasterCard International Incorporated, a technology company in the global payments industry. Prior to joining MasterCard in September of 2013, he served as the Executive Vice President, Senior Business, and Chief Transformation Officer of WellPoint, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, from March 2012 until January 2013. Prior to joining WellPoint, he served as Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer for Humana Inc., a healthcare company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services. He held that position from April 2009 until March 2012. Prior to joining Humana, Mr. Rajamannar had 24 years of global business management experience, including 15 years with Citigroup, the New York-based banking conglomerate. Prior to joining Citigroup in 1994, Mr. Rajamannar held marketing and sales positions at Unilever in India from 1988 to 1994, and was a senior product manager at Asian Paints Limited in India.

Craig Rogerson

Mr. Craig A. Rogerson is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since September 1, 2005. He is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemtura Corporation, a position he has held since December 2008. Chemtura, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, crop protection and pool, spa and home care products. Mr. Rogerson served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Hercules Incorporated from December 2003 until its acquisition by Ashland, Incorporated in November 2008. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Hercules was a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals and related services for a broad range of business, consumer and industrial applications. Mr. Rogerson joined Hercules in 1979 and served in a number of management positions before leaving the company to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wacker Silicones Corporation in 1997. In May 2000, Mr. Rogerson rejoined Hercules and was named President of its BetzDearborn Division in August 2000. Prior to being named CEO of Hercules in December 2003, Mr. Rogerson held a variety of senior management positions with the company, including president of the FiberVisions and Pinova Divisions, Vice President of Global Procurement and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Rogerson serves on the boards of the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Industry. He holds a chemical engineering degree from Michigan State University, where he serves on the Advisory Board of the Chemical Engineering & Materials Science College. He is chair of the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee, and is also a member of the Executive and Nuclear Oversight Committees.

Natica von Althann

Ms. Natica von Althann is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since December 1, 2009. She is currently a founding partner of C&A Advisors, a consulting firm in the financial services and risk management areas. She retired in June 2008 as the Senior Credit Risk Management Executive for Bank of America, and Chief Credit Officer of U.S. Trust, an investment management company. Prior to being appointed to the Bank of America position in 2007 after U.S. Trust was acquired by Bank of America, Ms. von Althann served as Chief Credit Officer of U.S. Trust since 2003. Prior to joining U.S. Trust in 2003, Ms. von Althann served as managing director at IQ Venture Partners, an investment banking boutique. Previously, she spent 26 years at Citigroup, including in a number of senior management roles. During her time at Citigroup, among other positions, she served as managing director and co-head of Citicorp’s U.S. Telecommunications-Technology group, managing director and global industry head of the Retail and Apparel group and division executive and market region head for Latin America in the Citigroup private banking group. Ms. von Althann earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bryn Mawr College and completed master’s level work in Iberian and Latin American history at the University of Cologne, Germany. She currently serves as a director of TD Bank, N.A. In addition, she also serves on the boards of two nonprofit organizations in Mt. Kisco, New York: Neighbors Link Northern Westchester, where she is Vice Chair, and Neighbors Link Network, where she is Treasurer. She is chair of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nuclear Oversight Committees.

Keith Williamson

Mr. Keith H. Williamson is Independent Director of PPL Corporation since September 1, 2005. Mr. Williamson is Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Centene Corporation. Prior to being promoted to this position in November 2012, he served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, a position he held since 2006. Centene Corporation is a provider of Medicaid-managed care and specialty healthcare services for under-insured and uninsured individuals. He previously served as President of the Capital Services Division of Pitney Bowes Inc., a position he held since 1999. Pitney Bowes is a global provider of integrated mail, messaging and document management solutions. Mr. Williamson joined Pitney Bowes in 1988 and held a series of positions in the company’s tax, finance and legal operations, including oversight of the treasury function and rating agency activity.

Armando Zagalo de Lima

Mr. Armando Zagalo de Lima is appointed as Independent Director of PPL Corporation effective July 3, 2014. Mr. Zagalo de Lima first joined Xerox in Portugal in 1983 and held positions in sales, marketing and management across Europe, ultimately serving as Chief Operating Officer for Xerox Europe from 2001 to 2004, and as President of Xerox Europe from 2004 until 2010. From 2010 to 2012, he served as President of Global Customer Operations. Since January 2012, Mr. Zagalo de Lima has served as Executive Vice President of Xerox Corporation and, until July 1, 2014, as President of Xerox Technology.

Philip Cox

Mr. Philip G. Cox has been appointed as the Non-Executive Independent Director of PPL Corporation, effective May 1, 2013. Mr. Cox retired in April 2013 as Chief Executive Officer of International Power Ltd., a global independent power producer based in the United Kingdom. He was promoted to that position in 2003 after serving in his previous role of Chief Financial Officer, a position he held since 2000. Before joining International Power, Mr. Cox served as Senior Vice President-Operational Planning at Invensys plc from 1999 to 2000 and in several financial roles at Siebe PLC, including Chief Financial Officer, from 1989 to 1999. Before joining Siebe, he served in several senior roles in both public and private industry, after beginning his career with Price Waterhouse in 1973, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for services to the energy industry in 2013.
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