PG&E Appoints Energy Industry Expert Carla J. Peterman as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG; the “Corporation”) today announced the appointment of Carla J. Peterman as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, effective June 1, 2021. It also announced the appointments of Margaret K. Becker as Vice President and Treasurer of both the Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“Utility”), and Christopher M. Patterson as Vice President, State Legislative Affairs of the Utility, both effective May 1, 2021.
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Carla J. Peterman, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, PG&E Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)
Carla J. Peterman, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
In her role, Ms. Peterman will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for all aspects of corporate affairs, including regulatory; federal, state and local government relations; public policy; and charitable giving. She will report to PG&E Corporation Chief Executive Officer Patti Poppe.
“It is my honor and privilege to welcome Carla to the PG&E team,” said Ms. Poppe. “Carla brings with her a remarkable record of service to the State of California, a keen understanding of the policy landscape in which PG&E operates, and a steadfast commitment to a cleaner, more resilient energy future. We all look forward to working closely with Carla to move PG&E forward and better serve our customers and hometowns.”
Ms. Peterman joins PG&E from Southern California Edison (SCE), where she served since October 2019 as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to her position at SCE and earlier in 2019, she was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to chair the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery, which developed recommendations that led to legislation designed to hold utilities accountable for reducing wildfire risk and encourage a financially stable electric industry.
Prior to these roles, Ms. Peterman served a six-year term on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from 2013 to 2018. At the CPUC, she served as the assigned Commissioner to a number of proceedings, including those relating to energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy storage, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), Power Charge Indifference Adjustment reform, and general rate cases.