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
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.