Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell was named one of CEO Connection’s 2018 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market for the third year in a row.

The 25 CEOs on the list demonstrated leadership that goes beyond their businesses to help improve lives and benefit the greater society. CEOs were recognized for their influence, innovation and standards of excellence.

Other CEOs on the list this year include Sally Smith of Buffalo Wild Wings, Lesa France Kennedy of International Speedway and Martine Rothblatt, who first founded Sirius Radio and is now the founder and CEO of United Therapeutics Corp., the company that created groundbreaking treatments for primary pulmonary hypertension.

“This is an amazing group of business leaders and it is a great honor to be listed among them,” Powell said.  “Women are leading change throughout the country and across industries. It is inspiring to see the innovative approaches they are using to solve problems and make a difference at work and within their communities – all while creating paths and opportunities for other women to become leaders.”

In selecting its Mid-Market list, CEO Connection and academic, media and business leaders evaluated CEOs at companies with annual revenues between $100 million and $3 billion and also considered factors like a company’s number of employees, social media presence and community involvement.

“We are honored to recognize such a prestigious group of women who have truly made an impact on their company and have given back to their community,” said Kenneth Beck, CEO of CEO Connection.

The full announcement and list of winners can be found here.

Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont.

GMP was the only utility named to Fast Company’s 2018 list of Most Innovative Companies for Energy and is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. J.D. Power’s 2018 rankings also put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction.