Rodney Dickens joined PSEG as an Executive Advisor in April 2022. In this role, he leverages his deep industry experience to provide strategic and operational support to PSEG. On behalf of PSEG, Mr. Dickens has strategic oversight for PSEG LI where he helps to develop and drive strategy and supports all organizational initiatives designed to achieve performance metrics and improve customer satisfaction.
Mr. Dickens has well over 30 years of professional electric utility experience, serving in a number of leadership and operational roles. For the past 10 years, he has leveraged that experience as a consultant in the utility sector providing external support on high profile and complex projects.
Prior to his consultancy, Mr. Dickens served as the President of Allegheny Power where he was responsible for providing safe and reliable electric service to 1.5 million customers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. While leading a workforce of 2,600 employees, he oversaw large construction projects, successful rate cases, and improved safety and reliability to historic levels for the company.
Before joining Allegheny Power, Mr. Dickens spent 32 years at PSEG in a variety of roles with a focus on the Company’s Electric Operations. He led one of the Company’s four Electric Divisions and was responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Company’s long-term electric asset strategy. Mr. Dickens then assumed an Officer role serving as the Vice President of Asset Management and Centralized Services for Public Service Electric & Gas Company. In this role, Mr. Dickens was responsible for various functions, including Electric Delivery Engineering, Planning and Business Systems and Processes, Regulatory Strategy and Operations Support, leading an organization of 675 management and bargaining unit employees.
Mr. Dickens earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and a Master of Business Administration from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey. Mr. Dickens is on the Board of Newark Museum.