Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series featuring Geisha Williams

Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series featuring Geisha Williams

November
2
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The Miami Business School's Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series brings students, alumni and other members of the UM community together with top business leaders throughout the year.

Title: The Future of the Energy Grid

Speaker:

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Geisha Williams, BSIE’82
CEO and President
Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation

Geisha J. Williams is Chief Executive Officer and President of PG&E Corporation. She joined the company in 2007, and has more than three decades of experience in the energy industry.

Under Williams’ leadership, PG&E is responsible for providing safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to 16 million people in northern and central California. In her prior role as President, Electric, Williams led PG&E’s electric business, including transmission, distribution, power generation, nuclear operations, energy procurement and customer care. During her tenure at PG&E, the company has become a leader in renewables integration, grid modernization and smart grid technologies, while also achieving the best electric reliability in company history.

Williams came to PG&E from Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), where she was Vice President of Power Systems, Electric Distribution. Prior to that, she served as FPL’s Vice President of Distribution Operations, and held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in FPL’s customer service, marketing, external affairs and electric operations departments.

In addition to serving on the Boards of Directors of PG&E Corporation and its utility subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Williams is a director at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). At EEI, she also serves on the Executive Committee and is the CEO co-Chair of the Customer Energy Solutions Policy Committee. In addition, she is on the board of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD).

Williams is a trustee of the California Academy of Sciences and the University of Miami, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.

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