Marlene C. Beers is vice president and controller of PPL Corporation. As PPL’s chief accounting officer, Beers provides leadership for the company’s financial accounting and reporting, establishing appropriate accounting policies and procedures. She ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and regulatory requirements and oversees the development of useful management reporting.
Prior to taking on her current role in March 2019, Beers was vice president-Finance and Regulatory Affairs and controller for PPL Electric Utilities, which provides electric delivery service to 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania.
In that role, Beers was responsible for all aspects of financial management for PPL Electric Utilities, including strategic and business planning and financial accounting, reporting and analysis, as well as development and execution of the company’s state and federal regulatory strategy. She also played a critical leadership role as the company made investments to improve reliability and service to customers while meeting stakeholder return expectations. In addition, she was responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of the company’s headquarters and utility operations buildings in Pennsylvania.
Beers came to PPL in January 2016 after a 20-year career at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., an Allentown, Pennsylvania-based industrial gas supplier where she held various accounting and finance roles. Most recently, she was the controller for the Americas Industrial Gases segment. She also has public accounting experience.
Beers holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in business administration from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is also a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania.
Beers serves as a board member for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and chairs its finance committee.
Nearly 30 years of experience in public accounting and finance.
Joined PPL in 2016, serving in finance management, regulatory affairs and controllership roles.
Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania.
Board member and Chair of Finance Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.