Anthony F. Earley Jr. is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of PG&E Corporation. Earley joined PG&E in September 2011 after 17 years at Detroit-based DTE Energy, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer for 12 years, before becoming executive chairman of the board in September 2010.
Under Earley’s leadership, DTE successfully navigated the largest blackout in U.S. history in 2003 and played a critical role in the revitalization efforts of its headquarters city.
As former chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, the trade association of investor-owned utilities, Earley was directly involved in the development of national policies on energy, the environment and climate change issues. Earley also served as chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute and worked to revitalize the nuclear industry in the United States.
Earley 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, Earley went on to serve as an officer in the United States Navy nuclear submarine program, where he was qualified as a chief engineer officer. He joined DTE Energy as president and chief operating officer in March 1994. Prior to joining DTE Energy, Earley served in various capacities of increasing responsibility at Long Island Lighting Co., including president and chief operating officer and executive vice president and general counsel.
Earley serves on the executive committees of the Edison Electric Institute and the Nuclear Energy Institute and is a board member of the Electric Power Research Institute. He is on the board at Ford Motor Company and also serves on the listed member advisory board for the New York Stock Exchange. His community service has been recognized by readers of The Detroit News, and in 2003 he was selected as one of several Michiganians of the Year.