President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Nancy J. Wong
Selected as one of the "Top One Hundred Women in Computing for 1996" by McGraw-Hill Publishing Companies, Ms. Wong joined the Commission from a position as manager for information assets and risk management with the San Francisco-based
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company. In that position, she oversaw the development and implementation of corporate policies, standards and business processes to manage and protect the company's information technology assets. PG&E's service territory spans over 90,000 square miles, from the Oregon border down to Bakersfield in Northern California.
In a previous position, Ms. Wong managed PG&E's computer and network operations. In this position, she oversaw the planning and daily operations of the company's entire corporate computing and telecommunications infrastructure, including the construction, maintenance, and field services supporting the company-wide networks. PG&E owns and operates one of the largest private networks in the country.
Ms. Wong's distinguished career with PG&E started in the early 1970s when she took part in designing and implementing one of the first database systems in the country. Since then, Ms. Wong held positions of increasing management responsibility, expanding her knowledge and expertise in multiple areas of information technology and utility operations, including a stint in PG&E Enterprises, an unregulated subsidiary.
Ms. Wong has been active in her local San Francisco community and was a founding member of the San Francisco Youth Coalition, a city-wide initiative for youth employment development. She was also a member of the Interagency Planning and Implementation Council, Mayor's Office of Youth, Children, and their Families; Finance Committee Chair for the Board of Directors of the Chinatown Youth Center, a gang and juvenile delinquency prevention agency; President, Board of Directors for DIRECTIONS, a youth employability development community agency; and Membership Chair on the Board of Directors for the Leadership San Francisco Council.
Ms. Wong has a master's degree in finance and a bachelor's degree in computer sciences and mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.