Anthony F. Earley Jr.

Compensation Committee Chair


Anthony F. Earley, Jr., has been a senior executive in the U.S. electric and gas utility industry for over 35 years. Most recently, until 217 he was chairman, chief executive officer, and president of PG&E Corporation. Prior to joining PG&E in 211, Tony spent 17 years at DTE Energy, where he served as executive chairman, chairman, and chief executive officer.

In his career, Earley has joined utility companies that were facing significant technical, regulatory and political challenges. He has spearheaded major initiatives related to safety culture, operational excellence, long-term integrated planning, and workforce development. Under Tony’s leadership, his companies improved customer service, reliability and safety. He also focused on expanding environmentally friendly generation portfolios and has been an advocate for the the electrification of the transportation sector.

As former chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association of investor utilities, Tony was directly involved in the development of national policies on energy, the environment, and climate change issues. In 214, Earley 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 and worked to revitalize the U.S. nuclear industry.

Tony earned a bachelor of science degree in physics, a master of science 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, Tony went on to serve as an officer in the United States Navy nuclear submarine program, where he was qualified as a chief engineer officer. Prior to joining DTE Energy and then PG&E, Earley 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.

Tony serves on the board of the Ford Motor Company where he is lead outside director and
chairman of the compensation committee. He is also a board member of the Southern Co. in
Atlanta, and CLEAResult, an energy efficiency supplier based in Austin, TX.

His commitment to the community includes memberships on the boards of United Way Worldwide and The Exploratorium, a science, arts, and human perception museum based in San Francisco. Earley also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Detroit Zoological Society. In his career, he has received numerous awards including being named 215 Philanthropic CEO of the Year by the American Red Cross of the Bay Area. In 23 he was selected by the Detroit News as one of the several Michiganians of the Year.