Booga Gilbertson

As the senior vice president of Operations for Puget Sound Energy, Booga Gilbertson is responsible for electric and gas operations, including emergency response, maintenance and construction, electric and gas system operations and dispatch, and system planning. She also leads project management and engineering across operations.

Since joining PSE in 1985, Gilbertson has held a broad range of engineering, operations and management positions in gas and electric asset management, design engineering, customer construction, budgeting, large infrastructure project management, transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, 24-hour control center operations, labor relations, information technology, compliance, and emergency management.

In addition to her responsibilities at PSE, Gilbertson serves on the board of directors of the Western Energy Institute, the IEEE national response executive committee and is on the executive committee of the University of Washington Electrical Engineering Industry Consortium.

Gilbertson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration degree from City University.

She enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking, running and gardening.

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