Phil Bussey to Fill New PSE Executive Position Focused on Customers

BELLEVUE, Wash. (Feb. 24, 2012) – Puget Sound Energy has created the new position of Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer that will focus on the services PSE offers to its more than 1.5 million electric and natural gas customers in Western Washington. Filling this new position beginning mid-March will be Phil Bussey, currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Bussey will be responsible for PSE’s Customer Solutions, Corporate Affairs, Federal Government Relations and State Government Relations functions.

“This is an important milestone in PSE’s increasing focus on our customers and Phil is uniquely qualified to fill this new position,” said PSE President and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly J. Harris.

Before joining the Seattle Metro Chamber, Bussey served as PSE’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs.

About Puget Sound Energy

Washington state’s oldest local energy utility, Puget Sound Energy serves more than 1.1 million electric customers and 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties. A subsidiary of Puget Energy, PSE meets the energy needs of its customers, in part, through cost-effective energy efficiency, procurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service that is safe, dependable and efficient. For more information, visit

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