PG&E elects Geisha Williams as president and CEO
Ms. Williams is currently President, Electric of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E Corporation's utility subsidiary.
Ms. Williams joined Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 2007 and was named Executive Vice President, Electric Operations in 2011. She was named President, Electric and a member of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Board in 2015.
In addition to her previous responsibilities for all non-nuclear electric operations, she took on additional responsibility for the enterprise-wide Customer Care organization and the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant when she was named President, Electric.
Before joining Pacific Gas and Electric Company, she held officer-level positions leading electric distribution, as well as a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in customer service, marketing, external affairs and electric operations at Florida Power and Light Company, the third-largest electric utility in the United States.
Ms. Williams holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Miami and a master's degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.
A trustee of the California Academy of Sciences, Williams also serves as the board chair for the Center for Energy and Workforce Development, and as a director at the Edison Electric Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies.
In addition, she is active in Executive Women in Energy and the University of Miami President's Council.
Tony Earley, Jr., currently Chairman, CEO and President of PG&E Corporation, was elected to serve as Executive Chair of the PG&E Corporation Board of Directors.
Mr. Earley joined PG&E Corporation in September 2011 after 17 years with DTE Energy. When he left DTE, he was serving as Executive Chairman. He had previously served as Chairman, CEO and President of DTE.
Prior to joining DTE Energy, Mr. Earley served in various capacities at Long Island Lighting Company, including President and Chief Operating Officer.
Previously, he was a partner at the Hunton & Williams law firm.
In addition, Nickolas Stavropoulos, currently President, Gas of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, was elected to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Mr. Stavropoulos joined Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 2011 as Executive Vice President, Gas Operations.
He was named President, Gas and a member of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Board in 2015, at which time, in addition to his previous responsibility for gas operations, he took on responsibility for enterprise-wide Information Technology, physical and cyber-security, safety, health and environmental, supply chain, and the transportation and real estate organizations.
Before joining Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Mr. Stavropoulos was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Gas Distribution for National Grid, an electricity and natural gas delivery company.
Earlier, he was President of KeySpan Energy Delivery and held a number of other leadership roles with KeySpan's predecessor companies, Colonial Gas and Boston Gas.
Mr. Stavropoulos holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Bentley College and an MBA from Babson College. He serves on the board of Bentley University and has served on numerous public and not-for-profit boards.
The new roles are effective March 1, 2017. ■
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