Joanne H. Raphael

2015 Speaker

JOANNE H. RAPHAEL is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of PPL Corporation. In addition to leading PPL’s legal department, Raphael is also responsible for PPL’s government relations, corporate communications and philanthropy functions. PPL Corporation is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. PPL’s seven high-performing, award-winning utilities serve 10 million customers in the U.S. and United Kingdom. Raphael joined PPL in 1988 as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel and advanced to deputy general counsel before being named vice president of external affairs in 1998. She served as senior vice president and chief external affairs officer before being named to her current position in 2015. Prior to joining PPL, Raphael was an associate in the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She serves on the boards of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the PPL Foundation. 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. @joanneraphael

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