Nancy McFadden

Executive Secretary to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Office of the Governor, State of CA

Nancy McFadden


Nancy McFadden is Executive Secretary to California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Prior to that she was the Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of PG&E Corporation, and before that was the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Previously she was senior advisor to California Governor Gray Davis. A senior member of the Clinton Administration for eight years, she served as deputy chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore, General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation and Deputy Associate Attorney General. The Washington Post named her one of the “go-to people” in the Clinton Administration for her significant record of accomplishment. She started her career practicing law with the firm of O’Melveny and Myers, during which time she was named “One of the 40 Best Lawyers Under 40” by Washingtonian magazine.

She has served on numerous boards, including the California Museum for History, Women’s Foundation of California, the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy, and the Bay Area Council.

McFadden has a JD from the University of Virginia and a BA from San Jose State University.