Mary Simmons

Vice President of Business Development & Community Strategy, NV Energy

Mary has worked in the utility industry for 30 years and has held a variety of executive positions with NV Energy. Mary is currently the Vice President of Business Development and Community Strategy and has also held the positions of Controller, Vice President of Rates and Regulation, Assistant Treasurer of Shareholder Relations, Director of Budgets and Financial Services, and Director of Water Policy and Planning.

Mary is a member of the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and immediate past chair. She is also a member of the Reno Philharmonic Barod and the Great Basin National Park Foundation. Mary recently served as a board member of the Economic Development Authority¬†of Western Nevada and as Chair of the Go Red for Women event in 2015. Mary has also been a Board member and officer of several other community organizations including the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, the Athletic Association of the University Nevada, and the Nevada Women’s Fund.

Mary is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor and worked for several years in public accounting specializing in auditing and tax. Mary graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Mary was born and raised in Ely, Nevada, and lives in Reno with her husband Reed.

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