Pfannenstiel died April 26.
Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, the first woman to chair the California Energy Commission, and the first woman to be a corporate officer of Pacific Gas & Electric (vice president - strategic initiatives), died on April 26, 2017.
Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, wrote this memory of her:
"I knew Jackie from her work at the CPUC and with AEEE, but first really got to know her when she was Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment. She was first in so many ways: first strategic planner at PG&E, first female chair of the California Energy Commission, first female undersecretary."
Christopher Warner, chief counsel, Pacific Gas & Electric wrote:
"My wife Cathie and I knew Jackie through our work lives when she was a glass-ceiling breaking leader at PG&E and later at the Energy Commission and as Assistant Secretary of the Navy... We will miss her and will always honor her in our hearts."
Bob Howard, former vice president - corporate planning and logistics, Pacific Gas & Electric, wrote: