PG&E this week announced it has promoted Jamie L. Martin to vice president, business finance, and Melvin J. Christopher to vice president, gas transmission and distribution operations, effective May 1.
In her new role, Martin will have responsibility for overseeing the company’s integrated planning, financial planning and budgeting processes. She will report to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jason Wells. Christopher will oversee all operations and maintenance on the company’s natural gas transmission and distribution network, and will report to Jesus Soto, senior vice president, gas operations.
“These promotions continue to highlight the depth and strength of PG&E’s internal talent, as well as our commitment to developing leaders from within,” said PG&E Corporation CEO and President Geisha Williams. “Jamie and Mel each bring to their new roles proven track records of customer focus, leadership and delivering results at PG&E.”
Martin, who is currently senior director, business finance, joined PG&E in 2007. Since then, she has held various roles in financial analysis and reporting, investor relations, business finance, and project finance. Prior to PG&E, Martin worked at the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of San Francisco and serves on their alumni board of directors.
Christopher, who is currently senior director, gas transmission and distribution operations, joined PG&E in 2011. Previously, he held senior leadership roles in engineering and operations and other areas at Vista Energy Solutions, PNM Resources and Public Service Company of New Mexico. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from New Mexico State University.
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