Bill Messner joined Portland General Electric in early February, 2014 as director of PGE’s newly centralized Safety department. Bill joined PGE from Southern California Edison Co. in Rosemead, Calif., where he served as director and principal manager of the company’s Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety. In that role, Bill was instrumental in the initial efforts of transforming the SoCal Edison safety culture. Bill joined SoCal Edison as an attorney specializing in environmental, real properties and local governance law. He also worked more than 12 years for Exxon Mobil Corporation as an environmental project engineer and an attorney.
Bill has a Bachelor of Science Degree from California Polytechnic University Pomona, Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School, and a Master in Business Administration from University of California at Los Angeles.