Discover facts about our history and board

The PG&E Corporation Foundation was incorporated in California in 2000. It is an independent foundation funded by PG&E shareholders. The Foundation provides grants to individuals and organizations that support education, environment and community.

Providing support for the underserved

The Foundation supports underserved populations. We focus on education, economic needs, community energy and the environment. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted nearly $100 million to support communities in need. We target our efforts to recipients mostly in Northern and Central California.

 

An external accounting firm audits the PG&E Corporation Foundation, annually.


Meet our Board of Directors

Steven E. Malnight, Chair

Steven E. Malnight, Chair

Steve Malnight is the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Policy, for PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.


In this role, Malnight leads a team of dynamic and experienced professionals who develop and implement the company's energy strategy and policy through innovative solutions, partnership integration and public advocacy at the national, state and local level.


In developing and implementing the company's strategy and policy, Malnight oversees Federal, State and Local Government affairs, Corporate Sustainability, and Community Relations, along with PG&E's Energy Procurement organization that provides energy service to the 16 million Californians PG&E serves.


Malnight is also active in national policy and community engagement, where he serves as Chairman of the Board of the Smart Electric Power Alliance, a nationwide organization that supports utility participation in solar activities.

 

Laurie Giammona, Board Member

Laurie Giammona, Board Member

Laurie M. Giammona is Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for PG&E. Giammona leads all aspects of PG&E's Customer Care organization as well as PG&E's Corporate Real Estate Strategy & Services organization.


In this capacity, Giammona oversees service to 16 million people throughout Northern and Central California and manages seven million square feet of facilities supporting more than 20,000 employees. She oversees billing, metering, revenue, call centers, local offices, account services, low-income offerings, customer programs including energy efficiency, solar, electric vehicle and demand response portfolios, and managing and operating PG&E's facilities. She is dedicated to the voice of the customer, improving service and the customer experience, and supporting PG&E's workforce across Northern and Central California.


She currently serves on the executive board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Greater Bay Area.

 

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Dinyar B. Mistry, Board Member

Dinyar Mistry is vice president and controller for PG&E Corporation and PG&E, and chief financial officer for PG&E.


Dinyar joined PG&E in 1994. He has held positions in the Finance and Regulation organizations at both the Utility and PG&E Corporation. He has served as vice president and controller of PG&E and as vice president of Regulation and Rates. He also served as vice president of Internal Audit and Compliance; and most recently as vice president and chief risk and audit officer.


Prior to his arrival at PG&E, Dinyar was a senior manager at KPMG.


Dinyar holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and financial management from Bombay University. He has a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dinyar sits on the board of directors of First Graduate and is registered as a certified public accountant in the state of California.


John Simon

John R. Simon, Board Member

John R. Simon is Executive Vice President of Corporate Services and Human Resources for PG&E Corporation. He oversees the Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Strategy and Human Resources organizations for the enterprise. Previously, Simon served as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for PG&E.


Simon has more than 25 years of experience in the human resources and legal sectors. Before joining PG&E, Simon held HR and legal leadership positions at TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a Denver-based provider of customer care services and solutions with 47,000 employees in 17 countries. His most recent position was Executive Vice President of Global Human Capital.


Simon received a bachelor's degree from Colorado College and a law degree from Georgetown University. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California.

 

Jason Wells, Board Member and CFO of Foundation

Jason Wells, Board Member and CFO of Foundation

Jason P. Wells is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PG&E Corporation. Wells oversees the financial activities of the $45 billion company, including accounting, treasury, tax, risk, business and financial planning, and investor relations.


Wells began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, where he was most recently a Senior Manager. In 2007, Wells joined Pacific Gas and Electric Company as the Director of Technical Accounting and was promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Accounting and Assistant Controller in 2008. Wells became Vice President, Finance of Pacific Gas and Electric Company in October 2011 and Vice President, Business Finance in August 2013. He was appointed to his current position in January 2016.


Wells is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida.

 

Geisha Williams, Board Member

Geisha Williams, Board Member

Geisha J. Williams is Chief Executive Officer and President of PG&E Corporation. She joined the company's utility subsidiary Pacific Gas and Electric Company in December 2007, and has more than three decades of experience in the energy industry.


Williams and her teams are responsible for providing safe, reliable and affordable power to 16 million people in northern and central California. In her prior role as President, Electric of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Williams led the utility'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.


She is a trustee of the California Academy of Sciences, and a member of the University of Miami President's Council and the Executive Women in Energy.