Teresa Alvarado

Position: PG&E

As one of PG&E’s senior leaders in the field every day, Teresa is accountable for delivering high-quality performance to customers and ensuring the safety, availability, and reliability of regional operations for PG&E’s hometowns. Alvarado has 20 years of executive experience in the energy and water sectors and has held civic leadership roles focused on environmental justice and equity. She currently chairs the California Water Commission, which provides a public forum for discussing water issues, advises the Director of the Department of Water Resources, monitors and reports on the construction and operation of the State Water Project and distributes $2.7 billion for the public benefits of water storage projects.

Previously, she was Chief of Local Impact for the San Francisco Bay Area Planning & Urban Research Association, where she led a team responsible for implementing effective and equitable policy and planning solutions in the Bay Area. Before that, she was Deputy Administrative Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Water District where she oversaw organizational performance, board policy governance, communications and community engagement.

Earlier in her career, she was the founding Executive Director of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and worked as a Charitable Contributions Program Manager and Government Relations Representative for PG&E. She previously served on the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable, co-chairing its Inclusive Recovery subcommittee, as well as the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), chairing its Environmental Justice Commissioner Working Group. Locally, Teresa co-chaired the City of San Jose’s General Plan 4-Year Review. She is founder of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley.

Alvarado holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University, a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a minor degree in technical writing from San Jose State University. She is a graduate of executive education programs at the Tuck at Dartmouth College and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a graduate of Leadership Salinas Valley, Leadership Gilroy, the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s “Focus Agriculture” program and is an American Leadership Forum senior fellow.