Dr. Vic Baker is the founder and current President and CEO of Premier 34. A professional services provider serving the energy and utility sector. Victor has more than 25 years in the energy industry, serving in leadership capacities in engineering, operations, procurement, innovation, safety, customer, community, and government relations. Before establishing Premier 34, Victor served as Sr. Manager and Division Leadership Team Manager for the Diablo (Contra Costa) Division of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). Dr. Vic was responsible for leading a team of cross-functional division leaders to collaborate on local gas and electric operations and enhance the experience of the 256k residential and 15k business customers and stakeholders in the Diablo Division. Specifically, Vic was tasked with providing safe and reliable energy through the 1600 Diablo Division employees in the division’s electric and gas distribution, transmission system, customer service, economic development, governmental affairs, and community affairs. Vic was also the single point of contact with senior business leaders and local stakeholders.
In addition to Dr. Vic’s broad executive leadership experience, Dr. Vic has served as a member of the executive board for several organizations whose mission is to progress the energy industry. Dr. Vic uses his platform, experience, and education to cultivate excellent, high-performing, diverse, and equitable organizations, teams, and leaders to innovate and progress while positively impacting all communities. Dr. Vic has helped organizations meet their mission through strategic planning in organizational structure, operations, leadership development, people management, equity, inclusion, and innovation. Vic holds a BS in Civil Engineering and MBA from San Diego State University and a Doctoral Degree in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.–