Vice President, PSPS Operations and Execution | Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Mark Quinlan was named Vice President, Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Operations and Execution in April 2021.
In his new role, Quinlan will oversee the company’s planning, preparation and execution of its PSPS program. Quinlan has been with PG&E for seven years and has nearly 30 years of experience in the electric industry.
Previously, Quinlan was the interim head of PG&E’s Electric Transmission Operations, where he was responsible for the safe and reliable operation of more than 750 electrical substations and more than 18,000 miles of transmission lines.
In a prior role, he was the company’s Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness & Response, which includes the Wildfire Safety Operations Center, Meteorology Operations, the Safety and Infrastructure Protection Teams and Emergency Preparedness Strategy and Execution. He also held positions leading the Electric Transmission and Electric Distribution Grid Operations organizations for PG&E.
Before PG&E, Quinlan spent 22 years at Commonwealth Edison in operations, safety and human-performance leadership roles.
Quinlan holds a bachelor’s degree of professional studies in organizational leadership from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is also a graduate of the Leading Forward Executive Program from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.