President and Chief Executive Officer
Paula is Chief Executive Officer and President of the business advisory group PreferWest, LLC.
She started her career as an economist and spent over 20 years in the energy sector in a variety of operational roles, culminating in her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of AGL Resources in 2002.
Paula subsequently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Safeco Corporation, an insurance company located in Seattle, Washington, until its acquisition by Liberty Mutual Group in 2008. She was then appointed as Vice Chairman and Chief Restructuring Officer of American International Group Inc. (AIG) from October 2008 to September 2009, overseeing AIG's divestiture of assets and serving as chief liaison with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Paula is a non-executive director of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BAE Systems plc., and Delta Airlines, Inc. and a former non-executive director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc and Air Products and Chemicals Inc.