Senior Vice President, Gas Engineering | Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Janisse Quiñones is the Senior Vice President of Gas Engineering at PG&E. She has over 22 years of experience. Her civilian career is highlighted by several positions of increased responsibility in the utility industry, including customer service, energy efficiency programs, electric and gas distribution construction, planning and design, vegetation management and corrosion, meter shops, maps and records and gas engineering. Janisse was pivotal in the electric grid restoration for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, where she led distribution and transmission line crews directly responsible for energizing a significant portion of the island.
Quiñones is also a Commander in the US Coast Guard Reserves and is currently assigned to USCG District 11 as the USCG Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer supporting FEMA Region 9, which oversees federal emergency management for 150 tribal nations and 9 states/territories, including CA, HI, NV, and AZ. She has deployed in support of Deepwater Horizon, Hurricane Maria, and Operation Allies Welcome operations.
Quiñones was born and raised in Caguas, PR, and attended the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, where she graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude). She holds advanced degrees in Business Administration and International Relations and is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states (MA, RI, TX, NY, CA).