DeAnn (Dede) Hapner
Vice President, FERC and ISO Relations
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Dede Hapner, Vice President, FERC and ISO Relations for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing policy, compliance and cost recovery with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the California Independent System Operator.
Hapner joined PG&E in 1985 as a regional public affairs representative after previously managing several government projects and NGOs. Since then, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company's public, governmental and regulatory affairs departments. She was named Vice President, Regulatory Relations for the utility in 1998, moved to PG&E Corporation as Vice President, Special Projects in 2001, and from 2004 through September 2005, she led the utility's governmental relations department on an interim basis. She was named Vice President, Federal Regulatory Policy and Rates in 2005. She was named to her current position in January 2006.
Hapner holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in American politics with an emphasis on quantitative methods from the University of Michigan. She also has an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. She currently is co-chair of The Keystone Center Board of Trustees. Keystone is a nonpartisan, science-based NGO that brings parties from all sectors together to resolve difficult public policy issues. Hapner is also a member of the University of Michigan Erb Institute Strategic Advisory Council.