SAN FRANCISCO—Pacific Gas & Electric Company has named Helen Burt to lead the utility's corporate affairs team. In her new role, Burt—who has led the company's customer care function since 2006—will oversee government relations at the federal, state and local levels along with corporate and community relations.

She succeeds PG&E veteran Greg S. Pruett, who is retiring after more than 30 years with PG&E.

In addition, Steve Malnight, vice president of customer energy solutions, will join the corporate affairs team as a vice president of state government relations. Malnight, who joined PG&E in 2002, has been instrumental in supporting the company's focus on clean energy.

Tim Fitzpatrick, vice president of corporate relations, who joined PG&E in 2013, will assume responsibility for solutions marketing, customer communications and research in addition to his existing responsibilities as chief communications officer for the company.