Bob Stiens
Advisor
Government Affairs
21 Years of Service
Bob Stiens
Advisor
Government Affairs
21 Years of Service

Bob serves as the Government Affairs (GA) representative to Business Resiliency’s (BR) matrix team, updating and implementing the GA business resiliency strategy and annual business continuity plan. Bob also ensures that all employees assigned to the liaison officer and agency representative Incident Management Team roles are trained and qualified according to BR requirements. For the past year, Bob has also served as a member of the Grid Resiliency and Wildfire Safety PMO, representing Local Public Affairs on the External Outreach team responsible for planning and implementing the Wildfire Mitigation Plan communications to local government officials, public safety and emergency management representatives and conducting community meetings for customers served by high fire risk circuits.

He is a skilled and natural leader. He possesses a rare combination of confidence, self-effacement, political acumen and humor that makes working with him — on even the most challenging projects — productive, effective and fun. Bob has been a tremendous asset to the company with his outreach to elected officials, first responders, emergency managers and community leaders on wildfire mitigation, Public Safety Power Shutoffs and grid resiliency. He has pushed for the company to provide circuit maps to critical city and county staff to help them prepare for the potential of proactive power shutoffs. He has helped Government Relations managers maintain and strengthen important relationships in recent burn areas and high-fire areas throughout our service territory. Bob knows the company and he knows what’s right for our customers, often at very challenging times for both.

Bob is a trusted and dependable colleague who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to address the company's wildfire mitigation efforts. Bob’s generous and dedicated spirit makes him an especially great role model. He is personally committed to safety, both for himself and his colleagues. He has ensured his colleagues, team members and those from across the company were successful with challenges associated with the wildfire mitigation efforts.