Chair of the Board of PG&E Corporation and Co-Founder of Espy Energy Solutions LLC (an energy consulting group)
Ms. Brownell is a former Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), a former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and a former President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
During her time at FERC, Ms. Brownell oversaw the transition of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation to FERC oversight after Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which provided for mandatory electric reliability standards. Ms. Brownell has been an advocate for consumer protection, competitive markets and national energy infrastructure development. She has worked extensively with California stakeholders to resolve market and infrastructure issues.
Ms. Brownell has been a director of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company since April 2019. She also serves on the board of National Grid (2012 to present), and previously served on the boards of Tangent (2000 to April 2019), Spectra Energy Partners (2007 to 2018), Oncor Inc. (2007 to 2014) and Comverge Inc. (2007 to 2014).