Energy and environmental policy expert adds more depth and reach to the Board
LOS ANGELES, CA – Melissa Lavinson, Vice President, Federal Affairs at PG&E Corporation, has joined the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors. Ms. Lavinson’s expertise on energy and environmental policy is well known in California and on Capitol Hill. Her work with Congress, trade associations, NGOs and other groups has also earned her a reputation as a key team player on issues vital to California and the nation.
“Welcoming Melissa Lavinson to the Reserve Board of Directors is very exciting for us in many respects. She is an extremely accomplished individual with a wealth of experience and accomplishments in energy and the environment. She will not only help guide the Reserve in its strategic growth and involvement on a national level, but also here in California. Also, the Reserve has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with PG&E, and it is wonderful to have the company involved with the Reserve on this level again,” said Linda Adams, Chair of the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors and Founding Partner of Clean Tech Advocates.
In her position at PG&E, Ms. Lavinson is responsible for directing the company’s efforts to shape, develop, implement and manage public policy on all federal issues that impact the company’s business. She also builds the company’s relationships on the federal level with Congress, the administration and diverse groups. Prior to joining PG&E in 1997, she was a Senior Associate at MRW and Associates in Oakland, California. Ms. Lavinson began her career with ICF Consulting and was based in Washington, DC. Currently, she splits her time between San Francisco and Washington, DC.
“I am honored to join the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors and looking forward to upholding PG&E’s history of collaboration with this great organization. In my role at PG&E, I see how California’s pioneering environmental initiatives impact work on a federal level, and the Reserve’s high standards and quality work have followed in those footsteps,” said Ms. Lavinson.