PG&E’s Nick Stavropoulos Awarded AGA’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award

News Release October 04, 2018

Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) is excited to announce that Nick Stavropoulos, recently retired President and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E,) was honored with AGA’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented to Mr. Stavropoulos during AGA’s annual Executive Conference in Washington, D.C. 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to present the AGA 2018 Distinguished Service Award to a remarkable leader who has always been ready and willing to go the extra mile for his company, his team, his industry and AGA. AGA’s Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor that any member of this Association can receive and this year’s recipient is most deserving,” said AGA’s Chair and President and CEO of Puget Sound Energy, Kimberly Harris. 

Stavropoulos has positively impacted the industry over several decades– having a strong focus on safety and a passion for continuous improvement and collaboration. He has taken the lead in rebuilding the gas system at PG&E following the tragic San Bruno, CA incident – constantly thinking outside of the box and enabling a vital dialogue around safety issues. Additionally, he has done tremendous work with AGA to help ensure that gas systems continue to provide safe, reliable service. Nick has provided nearly 40 years of service to the industry and nearly 30 years of service to AGA – joining the Finance Committee in 1990 and rising all the way to First Vice Chair of the AGA Board in 2011. 

Prior to joining PG&E, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for National Grid, an electric and natural gas delivery company serving nearly seven million customers in the Northeast United States. Stavropoulos retired from PG&E at the end of September 2018, also leaving his position as a member of the Board of Directors for the utility.

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 73 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 69 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.