Dan Cregg is the CFO of PSEG. Maria Rigatti is the CFO of Edison International. Peggy Smyth is the CFO of National Grid US. Jason Wells is the CFO of CenterPoint Energy.
Richard McMahon is SVP at EEI. Brenda Greig is Vice President and Director, Sales, Marketing & Proposals at Black & Veatch.
You already saw the trailer. On the tenth of December, we sent to the entire PUF community a preview of this year's CFO Roundtable. In the video, which you can still find at fortnightly.com, the chief financial officers of Edison International, PSEG, National Grid US, and CenterPoint Energy tackle one of the questions we posed at the annual event.
Surely that whetted your appetite to take in the entire discussion, and that is exactly what follows herein. As you can surmise from the illustration on the cover of this magazine, the discussion among the four CFOs, plus leaders from EEI and Black & Veatch who both pitched in, was collegial but was just as insightful about their strategies, priorities, and responsibilities.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What's at the top of your agenda for priorities in 2021?
Maria Rigatti: The top of our agenda for 2021 is to address climate change. There are also going to be things in 2021 that we've already seen in 2020. A lot of people are talking about turning the page on 2020, yet there's still work we need to do to address COVID-19.
As we move forward, we hope there's going to be widespread availability of vaccines. In the meantime, we have to continue doing the critical work our customers need around risk mitigation. That work includes wildfire resiliency and resiliency in general, even as team members continue to work through the COVID-19-related constraints.