Anthony F. Earley
Executive Chairman of the Board
United States of America
Anthony F. Earley, Jr. served as an Executive Chair of the Board at PG&E Corporation (“PG&E”) from March 2017 to December 15, 2017. He previously served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of PG&E. He served as the Executive Chairman of Pacific Gas and Electric Company until December 15, 2017, and served as its Director from June 20, 2012 to December 15, 2017. As former Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association of investor utilities, he was directly involved in the development of national policies on energy, the environment and climate change issues. In 2014, he received EEI's Distinguished Leadership Award for his decades of contributions to the electric power industry. He also served as chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute. Before joining PG&E, he served in a number of executive leadership roles during 17 years at DTE Energy, including Executive Chairman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining DTE Energy in March 1994, he served in various capacities at Long Island Lighting Company, including President and Chief Operating Officer. He was also a partner at the Hunton & Williams law firm. He served on the board of the Electric Power Research Institute. He is also on the board at Ford Motor Company. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics, a master's degree in engineering, and a law degree at the University of Notre Dame, where he serves on the advisory council of the College of Engineering. After graduating from Notre Dame, he went on to serve as an Officer in the United States Navy nuclear submarine program, where he was qualified as a Chief Engineer Officer. His commitment to the community includes memberships on the boards of United Way Bay Area; The Exploratorium, a science, arts and human perception museum based in San Francisco; and the Bay Area Council. He was named 2015 Philanthropic CEO of the Year by the American Red Cross of the Bay Area. His community service was also recognized by readers of The Detroit News, and in 2003, he was selected as one of the several Michiganians of the Year.