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Elisabeth Brinton
Vice President, Corporate Strategy
Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Elisabeth S. Brinton is Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Brinton joined PG&E in the fall of 2014 and is responsible for corporate strategy and corporate development. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President of Operations for C3 Energy. Prior to that, Brinton was Chief Customer Officer for SMUD, where she ran the vertically integrated utility’s $2 billion retail business. Earlier Brinton was a senior executive in three successful startups, and was also founder and CEO of her own company in Silicon Valley, BPR, which she grew and successfully sold. Out of college, she worked on Capitol Hill for a member of Congress and for the House Judiciary Committee, staffing both environmental and energy policy issues. Brinton holds three bachelor’s degrees from Principia College, is a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and a graduate of Singularity University’s Global Executive Program. Brinton now serves as the co-chair for Singularity University’s Energy and Climate Program.