Steven G. Hickok, Director
Deputy Administrator (Ret)
Bonneville Power Administration
Steve Hickok recently retired as the Deputy Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in Portland, OR. BPA is a self-financed Federal electric utility in the US Department of Energy, providing about 40 percent of the electricity and 80 percent of the high-voltage transmission in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana), with about 3000 employees and $3.3 billion in annual revenues and expenses.
Steve held a number of positions at BPA over 28 years, including Chief Operating Officer; Sr. Vice President, Power Business Line; Group Vice President, Sales and Customer Service; and Assistant Administrator, Conservation and Direct Application Renewable Resources. Prior to BPA, Steve served in various staff positions in the United States Senate for ten years, including Staff Director for the Minority, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Steve has extensive governance experience in the business sector, including:
1999-2009 Electric Power Research Institute Board of Directors
1999-2009 Bonneville Environmental Foundation Board of Directors
2004-2009 Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center Advisory Committee
2002-2008 North American Electric Reliability Corporation
- Member Representatives Committee
- Vice Chairman 2007, Chairman 2008
2001-2008 Portland State University Executive Seminar
- Program Advisory Committee
1997-2003 American Leadership Forum of Oregon Board of Directors
2000-2003 Portland Business Alliance Board of Directors
2001-2003 Western Energy Institute Board of Directors
1998-2000 Holy Name Society (Holy Rosary Parish), President
- Catholic Men's Service Organization
1991-1993 Explorer Program, Chairman
- Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America
Steve graduated first in his class from Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, WA; holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Zoology and Chemistry from Pomona College in Claremont, CA; and completed the Advanced Management Program for Corporate Senior Executives at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.