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Joanne H. Raphael

2014 Speaker

Joanne H. Raphael is PPL Corporation’s senior vice president and chief external affairs officer. In her role, Raphael is responsible for PPL’s government relations, environmental management, community relations and communications functions. PPL, headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania., delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States and sells energy in key U.S. markets. PPL has locations in Pennsylvania, Montana, Kentucky and the U.K. Raphael joined PPL in 1988 as an attorney and held various positions within the company, including corporate secretary and deputy general counsel, before being appointed to her current position in 2012. She serves on the boards of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Pennsylvanians for Effective Government’s Political Action Committee and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. A Pennsylvania native, Raphael earned a B.S. in economics and political science from Wellesley College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served as note editor of the Stanford Law Review. @ppl_corporation