Portrait of Jackalyne Pfannenstiel

Appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger
4/20/2004 to 12/2008

Appointed Vice Chair
February 2005
Appointed Chairman
June 2006

Jackalyne Pfannenstiel was appointed to the California Energy Commission on April 20, 2004, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She was named Chairman in June 2006.

The five members of the Energy Commission are appointed by the Governor for staggered five-year terms and require Senate confirmation. By law, four of the five members of the Energy Commission are required to have professional training in specific areas - engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics and law. One commissioner is appointed from the public-at-large. Commissioner Pfannenstiel fills the environmental protection position.

Ms. Pfannenstiel, of Piedmont, has been an energy policy and strategy advisor from 2001 to 2004. Previously, she was vice president for planning and strategy with PG&E Corporation. She joined PG&E in 1980 and held positions in the areas of rates, regulation, and planning. Her earlier work was with the California Public Utilities Commission where she served as a senior economist from 1978 until 1980. Before moving to California, Ms. Pfannenstiel was an economist with the Connecticut Public Utilities Commission.

Ms. Pfannenstiel holds a master degree in economics from the University of Hartford and an undergraduate degree, also in economics, from Clark University.