Patricia K. Poppe is the Chief Executive Officer of PG&E Corporation, the parent company of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a natural gas and electric utility serving Northern and Central California. Poppe joined PG&E in January 2021 after five years as President and CEO of CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, where she focused on connecting the utility more closely with its customers and adapting lean operating system principles. In her decade-long career with the Michigan company, she also served as Senior Vice President of Distribution Operations, Engineering and Transmission; Vice President of Customer Experience, Rates and Regulation; and Vice President of Customer Operations. Previously, Poppe served as a Power Plant Director at DTE Energy. Prior to DTE Energy, Poppe held plant management positions in the automotive industry. Poppe is a member of the Board of Directors for Whirlpool Corporation, Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited, Edison Electric Institute, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, American Gas Association, Electric Power Research Institute, The Bay Area Council and the Exploratorium. Poppe earned a master's degree in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree and master's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.