PG&E appoints Patricia Poppe as new CEO

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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PG&E has appointed Patricia Poppe as the utility's new CEO. Poppe currently serves as the president of Michigan-based CMS Energy Corporation.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- PG&E has just announced its new CEO. The utility says she has decades of operational, safety, and leadership experience.

Patricia Poppe has been named the new CEO of PG&E. Poppe has served as the President and CEO of CMS Energy in Michigan since 2016.

She will take over from interim PG&E CEO William Smith on January 4.

The utility says she has a "deep understanding" of what it takes to provide safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy to millions of customers.

Poppe says she is "honored" and looks forward to working alongside PG&E's employees.