Karen Austin

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at PG&E Corp.

Karen Austin

Karen Austin

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at PG&E Corp.

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Number of Boards

3

Birthday

1962

Age

56

Number of Awards

1

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Chief Executive Officer at VeriFone Systems, Inc.

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Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President & Controller at PG&E Corp.

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Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer at PG&E Corp.

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Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer at PG&E Corp.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Castle Information Technologies LLC

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Chief Risk Officer at PG&E Corp.

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Deputy General Counsel at PG&E Corp.

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Chief Communications Officer & Vice President at Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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Former Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at PG&E Corp.

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Karen Austin
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at PG&E Corp.
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

TRINE, AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PRIVATE, INDEPENDENT, CO-EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OFFERS DEGREES IN VARIOUS PROGRAMS INCLUDING ENGINEERING, MATH, SCIENCE AND BUSINESS.

Career History
Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
2011 - Current

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. engages in the provision of natural gas and electric services. It owns and operates an integrated natural gas transportation, storage, and distribution system in California and also offers backbone gas transmission, gas delivery, and gas storage services as separate and distinct services. The firm also offers gas supplying, gathering facilities. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Current

PG&E Corp. is a holding company, which engages in generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity and natural gas to customers. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
2003 - 2011

Sears Holdings Corp. engages in the provision of retail stores, through its subsidiaries. It operates through two segments: Kmart and Sears Domestic. The Kmart segment offers consumer electronics, seasonal merchandise, outdoor living, toys, lawn and garden equipment, food and consumables, and apparel. The Sears Domestic segment involves in line stores specialty stores, commercial sales, and home services. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2014 - Current

We are a leading global provider of technology that enables electronic payment transactions and value-added services at the point of sale. Since 1981, we have designed and marketed system solutions that facilitate the long-term shift toward electronic payment transactions and away from cash and checks. We have one of the leading electronic payment solutions brands and are one of the largest providers of electronic payment systems worldwide. Our system solutions consist of point of sale electronic payment devices that run our proprietary operating systems, security and encryption software and certified payment software as well as third party, value-added applications. Our system solutions are able to process a wide range of payment types including signature and PIN-based debit cards, credit cards, contactless / radio frequency identification, or RFID, cards, smart cards, pre-paid gift and other stored-value cards, electronic bill payment, check authorization and conversion, signature capture and electronic benefits transfer, or EBT. Our proprietary architecture was the first to enable multiple value-added applications, such as gift card and loyalty card programs, healthcare insurance eligibility and time and attendance tracking, to reside on the same system without requiring recertification upon the addition of new applications. Today we are an industry leader in multi-application payment systems deployments. Our customers are primarily global financial institutions, payment processors, petroleum companies, large retailers, government organizations and healthcare companies, as well as independent sales organizations, or ISOs. They choose our system solutions for their robust functionality, ability to be compatible with previously deployed VeriFone system solutions, intuitive user interface and modular design. The functionality of our system solutions includes transaction security, connectivity, compliance with certification standards, as well as the flexibility to execute a variety of payment and non-payment applications on a single system solution

Member, Board of Directors
Current

VeriFone, Inc. designs and manufactures transaction automation systems. The company was founded by William Melton on April 14, 1981 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The YMCA of San Francisco builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body. We stand for youth development, social responsibility and healthy living.The Y is and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

Political Donations
$500
2013

Former Senator from Louisiana

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
2014
Computerworld - Premier 100 IT Leaders
Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.