As the senior vice president of Operations for Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Booga Gilbertson is responsible for electric and gas operations, including emergency response, maintenance and construction, electric and gas system operations and dispatch, system planning, and engineering. She also leads project management and engineering across operations.
Since joining PSE, Gilbertson has held a broad range of engineering, operations, and management positions in planning, asset management, gas and electric design engineering, performance measurement, budgeting, project management, construction and maintenance, 24-hour control center operations, labor relations, technology, and emergency response management. She has been vice president of Operations since 2011.
In addition to her responsibilities at PSE, Gilbertson currently serves as chair of the board of directors of the Western Energy Institute. She is past chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s National Response Executive Committee. She also serves on the Washington State University Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Executive Council.
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, running, kayaking, and gardening.