PG&E’s Board of Directors announced the selection of a new President and CEO for the company on Monday. Geisha Williams, 55, will take over the position from Tony Earley, Jr. on March 1st 2017.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the extraordinary 23,000 employees of PG&E and to support their efforts to safely serve 16 million Californians,” Williams said. “We are in a period of tremendous and accelerating change in our industry, driven by technology, competitive forces and public policy objectives around clean energy. We are well positioned for these changes and well positioned for growth with substantial infrastructure investments focused on continuing to enhance the safety and reliability of our system while enabling California’s clean energy economy.”
Williams is currently the the President of Electric of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a role she’s held since 2015. An employee of PG&E since 2007, she holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.
In addition to Williams’ promotion, PG&E appointed Tony Earley, Jr., 67, to serve as Executive Chair of the PG&E Corporation Board of Directors, and Nickolas Stavropoulos, 58, to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company.