Vice President, Transmission and Distribution System Operations | Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Mark Quinlan is Vice President, Transmission and Distribution System Operations.
Quinlan is responsible for the safe and event-free operation of PG&E's electric transmission and distribution systems. In that role, he will be the lead for the company's Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) and Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) programs, both of which have proven successful in reducing wildfire risk. Also reporting to Quinlan are the Safety and Infrastructure Protection Teams (SIPTs), which help to protect PG&E electric and vegetation crews, defend critical utility infrastructure and prevent potential wildfire sources.
Quinlan has been with PG&E for eight years and has 31 years of experience in the electric industry.
Previously, Quinlan was PG&E's Vice President of PSPS Operations and Execution. In a prior role, he was interim head of PG&E's Electric Transmission Operations. He also has held positions of increasing responsibility as Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness & Response as well as 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. Quinlan serves on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.