Vice President, Federal Affairs
Melissa Lavinson is the Vice President of Federal Affairs for PG&E Corporation. She is responsible for directing the company’s efforts to shape, develop, implement and manage public policy on all federal issues that impact our business. Lavinson will also continue to build the company’s relationships at the federal level with Congress and the administration, trade associations, non-governmental organizations and other key players.
Lavinson joined PG&E in 1997 in government relations and has held an increasing level of responsibilities in the company’s federal affairs office, most recently serving as Senior Director since 2008. Her career has included assignments in California and the nation’s capital, both within the utility and the holding company, as well as representing the company in legislatures throughout the country. She has also distinguished herself in the industry and is recognized for her expertise in energy and environmental policy, being regularly called upon by various coalitions to provide strategic insight and direction.
Prior to joining PG&E, Lavinson was a Senior Associate at MRW and Associates in Oakland, California, a consulting firm providing financial, economic, environmental and market analysis to competitive energy suppliers, independent power producers, large energy consumers, financial institutions and utilities. Lavinson began her career with ICF Consulting, where she worked in the company’s climate change practice for clients such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, World Bank and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Lavinson received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Hamilton College.