Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced the promotions of three seasoned executives at the state's largest and oldest utility.
Kim C. Hanemann has been elected senior vice president of the utility's Delivery Projects and Construction organization. A vice president since 2010, she is responsible for ensuring the on-time, on-scope and on-budget implementation of the utility's multi-billion dollar transmission investment. In her new position, Hanemann also will be responsible for increasing the resiliency of 29 substations included in the utility's recently approved Energy Strong program, as well as managing new competitive transmission opportunities. Hanemann's team also will be responsible for building the resiliency of substations operated by PSEG Long Island in response to storm damage from Superstorm Sandy. Hanemann holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. She joined PSE&G in 1986 and is currently a trustee of the PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation in New Brunswick.
John R. Latka has been elected senior vice president-electric and gas operations. A vice president since 2006, he will oversee all electric and gas operations, safety and emergency preparedness initiatives. He also will be responsible for implementing the natural gas pipe replacements and the electric system resiliency upgrades included in the utility's recently approved Energy Strong program. Latka has been with PSE&G since 1982. Under his leadership, PSE&G has been named the most reliable utility in the nation three times and the most reliable in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past 12 years. He holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University and serves on the board of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.
Gregory C. Dunlap has been elected vice president-customer operations with responsibility for customer satisfaction, customer contact, billing, metering and collections. Since joining the utility in 1985, Dunlap has served in a variety of customer-focused positions, including utility sales and marketing, government affairs and, since 2007, director of customer service and large customer support. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Rutgers University, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Master of Divinity degree from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He also is a Certified Energy Manager and on the Board of Directors of the Bergen County Economic Development Corporation.
"The Energy Strong infrastructure investments and competitive transmission projects are just two of PSE&G's many opportunities to enhance how we serve our more than 2 million electric and gas customers," said Ralph LaRossa, PSE&G president and COO. "Kim, John and Greg are experienced, proven leaders who will enable us to build on our core strengths and respond to new ways to grow our business."
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey's oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state's population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).