Patrick L. Pope graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and earned a master’s degree in Business Administration in 1995. He joined NPPD in December 1979 as an Electrical Engineer and has also held the positions of Distribution Planning Engineer, District Operations Superintendent, Regional Operations Superintendent, Regional Manager, Energy Control Center Manager and Vice President of Transmission Services. He was appointed Vice President of Energy Delivery in October of 2003. In November of 2004, Mr. Pope was named Vice President of Energy Supply. In January of 2008 he was appointed Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. In April of 2011, he was appointed President & CEO.