Webinar Series: Safe Workplace Initiatives (Jan 13)

This series of webinars are a free offering by WEI to keep our members engaged, updated and connected in the energy industry. The various webinars will be a collaboration with energy and/or service company providers which will be offered on a wide range of timely and relevant topics that provide value to our members.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • WEI

    • Program Location
    • Virtual Event
    • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided before the program.
    • Who Should Attend
      • All of Western Energy Institute Membership Energy industry executives
      • WEI Board of Directors
      • Executive Planning Committees
      • Service company providers
      • Senior management professionals
      • Electric and Natural Gas Energy Operations personnel
      • Supervisors 
      • Front line employees
      • Engineering professionals
      • Planning personnel
      • Renewable Gas engineering and policy leaders
      • Electric personnel responsible for wildfire mitigation, planning, and response
  • Registration Options
  • This webinar is being offered free of charge to current members.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this program and all virtual programs through July 2021. Registrants can now receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins. This applies to both new and existing registrations for virtual programs.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Diana Zoren, Director of Strategic Initiatives at (971) 255-4965.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Safe Workplace Initiatives

Join WEI as we collaborate with KPMG on this webinar to cover various aspects of keeping employees safe in the new norm, especially as initial vaccinations are rolling out for COVID-19.  Our panel would represent these key areas and perspectives:
IT – technology to allow stakeholders connect with employees
Env., Health & Safety – policy and benchmarking, state or local level
HR – representing employees, experiences, privacy/health, behavior-based safety culture
Facilities – physical space, how to prepare

Meet The Speakers

Brianne Lumley


Organizational Effectiveness Director

Mary King

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Vice President, Human Resources
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Mary King graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and joined the US Army as a 2LT in the Signal Corps. She served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer while stationed with the 123rd Signal Battalion in Germany, was promoted to Captain, and served as the Signal Officer for the MI Battalion supporting the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, NY.
After six years with the Army, Mary transitioned to civilian life and began working for Indianapolis Power & Light. Initially, Mary focused on learning the utility business as a front line supervisor for maintenance & construction teams, the call center, the emergency response center, and then meter operations. After five years, she transferred to a Labor Relations role and began her pursuit of a law degree. Mary graduated from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and became the chief negotiator for Indianapolis Power & Light. She is an inactive member of the Indiana State Bar Association.
After moving to California in 2007, Mary worked initially for Calpine and then transitioned to Pacific Gas & Electric Company in 2009. At PG&E, Mary has worked in roles as a negotiator in Labor Relations, HR Business Partner in Human Resources, leader of the recruiting function, and as the Chief of Staff to the President of PG&E. She currently serves as the Vice President in Human Resources and as the company’s Chief Diversity Officer. She is currently serving in an interim leadership role overseeing all of Human Resources for PG&E.

Kristin Stathis

Portland General Electric

Vice President, Operations Services

Dean Yarbrough

Southern California Edison

Director Corporate Health & Safety

Shannon Soland

National Grid

Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Operations