Patrick Reiten is president and chief executive officer of PacifiCorp Transmission. He was appointed to this position in March 2015 and is responsible for managing the West’s largest single owned- and-operated transmission system. He oversees transmission services, transmission planning and system operations as well as the company’s transmission expansion projects.
Prior to his current position, Reiten served as president and CEO of Pacific Power, responsible for delivering electricity safely and reliably to 733,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California, Pacific Power is a 105-year-old company serving 243 communities across the three states.
Before joining PacifiCorp, Reiten was president and chief executive officer of PNGC Power, an energy cooperative located in Portland, Ore. He was appointed to that position in May 2002 and was responsible for the overall operations of two corporate entities (PNGC Power and Power Resources Cooperative).
Prior to PNGC Power, Reiten served as an aide to U.S. Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, responsible for many issues, particularly those associated with the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He also served as an official in several different capacities at the U.S. Department of Interior, including deputy director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Reiten has actively maintained director or board leadership roles in community and industry interests. Currently, he serves as chair of Associated Oregon Industries and co-chair of The Freshwater Trust; he also serves on the Legacy Health System board of directors and the Oregon Business Council.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in economics from the University of Washington and completed executive training at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Reiten lives in Portland with his wife Randi and their three children.