SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alejandro “Alex” Vallejo, director and lead counsel at Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), was one of 10 attorneys to receive the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) award for “Top Lawyers Under 40.” The award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of HNBA members who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession and demonstrated integrity, leadership, and commitment to the Hispanic community.
“Alex is an exceptional lawyer and individual. He has a remarkable commitment to diversity and inclusion reflected not only in his contributions to PG&E, but also by his service to the community. We are very proud to see Alex receive this recognition,” said Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PG&E Corporation Hyun Park.
Vallejo joined PG&E in 2010 and assumed his current role as lead counsel to Gas Operations in 2012. In addition, Vallejo has been involved in a number of initiatives at the company to promote workplace diversity. He has mentored PG&E’s law school interns, who are selected in part on the basis of commitment to diversity and overcoming adversity, and in 2012 led an event at PG&E hosting more than 100 minority lawyers from all over the West Coast.
Vallejo also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Mexican Museum of San Francisco, and was recently elected to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Board. The Museum has a permanent collection of over 14,000 pieces of art and is preparing to break ground on a new facility in the Yerba Buena Gardens Art District in San Francisco, which will establish it as one of the preeminent Mexican and Latin American art museums and cultural centers in the world.
“We are honored to have an individual with Alejandro's experience and vision to serve in an important leadership role in our board. I look to Alejandro to direct our governance, nomination and development projects as our museum begins its latest milestone of building a permanent home in the Yerba Buena Center Arts venues,” said Andrew Kluger, the Museum’s Chairman of the Board.
The HNBA presented the award to Vallejo and other recipients on March 19 at the 2015 HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students, and legal professionals in the United States and its territories.
“We are exceedingly proud to honor ten of our best Latino lawyers and community leaders,” said Cynthia D. Mares, HNBA National President. “With this prestigious award we recognize the recipients’ commitment to excellence. These ten winners are indeed the best of the best, and we are delighted to recognize not only their professional accomplishments but the significant contributions that they have made to our communities.”
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page.