PG&E Promotes Three Leaders in Gas Operations, Customer Care and Human Resources to Vice President


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) today announced that it has promoted three leaders to fill key roles in PG&E’s Gas Operations, Customer Care and Human Resources organizations. John C. Higgins was named Vice President, Gas Transmission and Distribution Operations; Aaron J. Johnson was named Vice President, Customer Energy Solutions and Mary K. King was named Vice President, Human Resources.

“We continue to set aggressive goals around safety, customer satisfaction and employee development, and these leaders have a proven track record of delivering strong results in support of those efforts at PG&E,” said Tony Earley, PG&E’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This is a well-earned recognition of their leadership and success, and is a testament to the talent we’ve cultivated within our company.”

Higgins, who joined PG&E in 2012, previously served as Senior Director, Field Operations. In his new role, Higgins is responsible for operations and maintenance on the gas transmission and distribution system, including leak survey and repair, corrosion testing/remediation, pipeline patrolling, and emergency response calls. He succeeds Kevin Knapp, who retired in May 2015, and reports to Jesus Soto, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Construction, and Operations.

Johnson joined PG&E in 2008 and has served as Senior Director, Customer Programs, since 2012. In his new role, Johnson is responsible for the strategy, design, implementation, and effectiveness of a diverse portfolio of programs, including energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, low-income customer programs, and electric vehicles. He succeeds Steve Malnight, who was promoted to Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, in September 2014. Johnson reports to Laurie Giammona, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer.

Since joining PG&E in 2009, King has held two Senior Director roles in Human Resources, and served as Chief of Staff to PG&E President Chris Johns. In her new role, she continues to oversee labor relations and the HR business partner team, which supports the development and execution of workforce strategies for PG&E’s lines of business. She succeeds Andy Williams, who assumed the role of Vice President, Safety, Health and Environment in January 2015. King reports to John Simon, Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and

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