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Nov 18

Congratulations to the First Latina CEO of a Fortune 500: Geisha Williams, PG&E

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TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association congratulates Geisha Williams for being selected as the new CEO and President of PG&E Corporation. The first Latina to take such a position at a fortune 500 company.

Taking over the position on March 1, 2017, Williams will become the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 company in U.S. history.  Williams will succeed Anthony F. Earley, Jr. 

“Geisha Williams has crack another glass ceiling. We are very pleased with PG&E Corporation’s decision to select Geisha Williams as the company’s new President & CEO,” said Jose Marquez CEO of TechLatino.  “We congratulate Geisha on her new role and applaud PG&E board of directors for choosing her to take the company to the next generation.”

TechLatino applauds PG&E Corporation for making a great decision and choosing the best for your company. Geisha Williams has been at the forefront of promoting clean energy within PG&E, and will continue to promote this transformational goal She plays a significant part in shifting the company to getting 30% of its energy from renewable resources. Additionally, Geisha’s experience as President of Electric at PG&E will help guide her as she maintains the company’s electrical grid, which serves Northern and Central California. We believe that her 21st century leadership is what will bring even greater success to PG&E Corporation. 

Cuban-American Williams, joined PG&E in 2007 and was named Executive Vice President for Electric Operations in 2011. Over the last six years under her leadership, PG&E customers have benefitted from the best reliability in company history. Before PG&E, 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.

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 for the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. In addition, she is active in Executive Women in Energy and the University of Miami President’s Council.

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. 

 

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