Christine M. Martin is interim president of PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, the subsidiary that provides electric delivery services to 1.5 million customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. PPL Electric Utilities operates and maintains a vast electric delivery system that spans 10,000 square miles and serves a population of more than 3 million.
In her role, Martin provides executive leadership and strategic direction of public affairs, regulatory strategy and stakeholder engagement. She leads a team responsible for advancing legislative and regulatory initiatives that best position the company to deliver on its mission for customers and shareowners and advance a cleaner energy future.
Martin joined PPL in June 2003. Prior to becoming interim president of PPL Electric Utilities in September 2023, Martin was PPL’s senior vice president–Public Affairs and chief sustainability officer, overseeing the corporation’s advocacy and policy development, corporate communications and sustainability efforts.
Before coming to PPL, Martin was deputy secretary for water management in Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, where she was responsible for statewide water resources management and policy. Martin also served as senior policy manager for environmental, infrastructure, energy and regulatory issues for Governors Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker and as executive policy specialist for Governor Ridge.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/International Studies with minors in Economics and French from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. She also completed studies at the University of Nancy in France.
A native of Pennsylvania, Martin serves on the board of the Public Affairs Council and co-chairs the Edison Electric Institute’s ESG Committee. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the World Energy Council’s U.S. Member Committee. She also serves on the Baum School Board of Trustees and on the boards of the PPL Foundation and the LG&E and KU Foundation. Martin is also a member of the Women United Cabinet of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
More than 25 years of experience as a public affairs and sustainability executive.
Joined PPL in 2003, serving as senior vice president–Public Affairs and chief sustainability officer prior to her current role.
Serves on the board of the Public Affairs Council.
Serves on the Baum School Board of Trustees and on the board of the PPL Foundation and LG&E and KU Foundation.
Co-chairs the Edison Electric Institute’s ESG Committee.