Teresa Alvarado

Vice President, South Bay & Central Coast Region
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

As one of PG&E’s senior leaders in the field every day, she will be accountable for delivering high-quality performance to our customers and ensuring the safety, availability, and reliability of regional operations for our hometowns. The Regional Vice Presidents live and work in their regions, close to the customers they are dedicated to serving so that they can build strong collaborative relationships and develop solutions to operational issues based on a deep understanding of local needs.

Previously, she was Chief of Local Impact for the San Francisco Bay Area Planning & Urban Research Association (SPUR), 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. Immediately following graduate school, Teresa worked as a Charitable Contributions Program Manager and Government Relations Representative for PG&E.

In addition to her professional experience, Teresa has held numerous civic leadership roles. 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.

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 and is the 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 an American Leadership Forum senior fellow.