NEWARK, NJ—New Jersey energy company PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group) has named Kathleen Fitzgerald as vice president, corporate communications. She reports to Randy Mehrberg, executive vice president for strategy and development, and will oversee all internal and external communications for PSEG and its major businesses, PSE&G and PSEG Power.

Fitzgerald, a veteran of senior positions at AT&T, Lucent and KPMG, will also have an active role in PSEG corporate responsibility and the PSEG Foundation.

Fitzgerald spent the first part of her career at AT&T working in a variety of public relations positions, including media relations, employee communications, advertising and speechwriting. She then served as public relations vice president for several multi-billion-dollar business units at AT&T. And when AT&T divided into three companies in 1996, she became senior vice president, public relations, advertising and investor relations at Lucent Technologies, coordinating the development and launch of the Lucent brand and initial messaging to all of its key stakeholders.

In 2006, Fitzgerald became global communications leader for KPMG, a big four accounting firm where she was responsible for internal and external communications. She is also an adjunct professor at NYU'S graduate program in corporate communications.