SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced the appointments to three key roles within the utility’s leadership team. The company’s Board of Directors has elected Travis Kiyota as vice president, corporate affairs; Deborah Affonsa as vice president, corporate strategy; and Brian Rich as vice president, IT business technology.


“Travis, Deb and Brian have built strong track records as leaders within their organizations at PG&E, and have each been instrumental in supporting our efforts to strengthen PG&E’s performance on behalf of customers,” said PG&E President Chris Johns. “These appointments continue to add to the depth of talent and experience on PG&E’s leadership team and position the company for future success. We look forward to their contributions.”

Kiyota will lead the company’s local government relations across its 70,000-square-mile service area, overseeing four regional corporate affairs teams responsible for working with local officials and agencies, and coordinating with PG&E’s operating lines of business. He will report to Greg S. Pruett, senior vice president, corporate affairs.

Kiyota joined PG&E in 2000 and served most recently as the company’s senior director, local government relations. A graduate of UCLA, he has 20 years of experience in public affairs and government relations in the public and private sectors. He is also a board member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

The new appointments became effective Dec. 19, 2012.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electrical utilities in the United States. For more information, visit and

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