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Kim Hanemann ’86: Utility Player

PSE&G engineer named to Board of Middlesex Water

Kim Hanemann ’86 has been named to Middlesex Water Company’s Board of Directors. Incorporated as a water utility in 1897, Middlesex provides a full range of water, wastewater utility and related services across New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

“We are excited to welcome Kim to the Middlesex Water Board,” said Middlesex Water CEO Dennis Doll. “Her broad background and experience in various aspects of utility management for a large organization will further complement the diverse skills of our Board. Kim’s contributions will be invaluable in light of our company’s ongoing and increasing need to invest in critical utility infrastructure.”

Upon graduating from Lehigh with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Hanemann joined the Delivery Projects and Construction (DP&C) team within Public Service Electric & Gas. PSE&G, headquartered in Newark, NJ; is the state’s oldest and largest utility company and one of the largest electric and gas companies in the U.S.

Hanemann has held numerous leadership positions within the company’s electric, gas field, and utility support operations. She was named director in 2007 and senior vice president in 2014. In her current role, Hanemann oversees the company’s transmission construction projects, managing a budget through 2019 of $6.8 billion and a staff of over 900.

She is also responsible for managing key components of PSE&G’s Energy Strong program, targeted to increase the resiliency of electrical stations and gas metering and regulating stations affected by Superstorm Sandy or located in flood zones. She also manages new competitive transmission opportunities for PSE&G and the FEMA hardening projects on facilities operated by PSEG Long Island.

Hanemann is an Executive Sponsor for PSEG’s Women’s Network, a group geared toward providing women with career development skills, and serves on the firms Diversity and Inclusion Council. She also serves on the Foundation Board for Children’s Specialized Hospital, an NJ-based provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children facing special health challenges.

-Sydney O'Tapi '18 is a student writer with the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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