Speaker: Geisha J. Williams

Geisha WilliamsGeisha Jimenez Williams has more than three decades of experience in the energy industry. She is an independent board member and Chair of Osmose Utility Services, Inc., member of the supervisory board of Siemens Energy, Inc., and independent director of Artera Services, LLC.  She also serves on the Bipartisan Policy Center Board of Directors, a think tank in Washington, D.C.

Williams was formerly Chief Executive Officer and President of PG&E Corporation, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. She was the first and only Latina CEO of a Fortune 200 company and has been recognized as the highest ranking Latina leader in business.

Prior to joining PG&E in 2007, Williams worked for over two decades at Florida Power and Light Company, where she was Vice President of Power Systems. She held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in FPL’s customer service, marketing, external affairs and electric operations.

Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband Jay Williams, an Illinois Wesleyan University Class of 1979 alumnus.