Vice Board Chair
Vice President, New England Electric Field Operations,
Tanya Moniz-Witten is the VP of New England Electric Field Operations. In her current role, Moniz-Witten’s organization is responsible for maintaining and building the NE service territory distribution grid and electric metering services. In addition, her team is responsible for the emergency response as it relates to maintenance and restoration of our electric distribution system. Her leadership ensures that her team provides safe, reliable, and cost effective electric service while maintaining compliance, following regulatory requirements and adhering to all safety regulations.
Prior to this, Moniz-Witten worked for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) for 17 years. She held two key Sr. Director roles (Electric Maintenance & Construction and Electric Grid Operations), similar to her current responsibilities at National Grid. Other positions included, Director of Public Safety & Regulatory (Compliance), Director of Meter Asset Management & Engineering, Director of Business Operations for the company’s SmartMeter Project Team.
Moniz-Witten joined PG&E in 2003 and has held various positions in Energy Delivery, Finance, and Shared Services. For a good portion of her career at PG&E, she was responsible for all forecasting and budgeting activities of the company. In this role, she supported senior leadership decision-making by facilitating the delivery of thoughtful, accurate, and timely financial projections and plans, as well as assessments of related risks and opportunities. Moniz-Witten has a strong operations and project management background and prior to joining PG&E; she spent several years as an environmental operations manager, business process analyst, and high school mathematics teacher/Varsity Softball Head Coach.
Moniz-Witten received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from UC, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. During her free time, Moniz-Witten enjoys spending time with her family (husband and two boys), vacationing in Hawaii where her parents were born and raised, being a cheerleader in the stands for her two boys, and as a season ticket holder, rooting for the Giants at Oracle Park. Soon she will be spending time at Fenway cheering for the Red Sox.