(San Francisco) – PG&E Corporation (NYSE:
PCG) today announced the election of Dr. Richard A.
Meserve to its Board of Directors and the Board of Directors
of utility unit Pacific Gas and Electric Company, effective
With more than 30 years of experience in the legal,
scientific and energy communities, Meserve, former Chairman
of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), is
president of the Carnegie Institution, a Washington-based
nonprofit organization dedicated to research of biology,
earth sciences and astronomy, and is Senior Of Counsel
to the law firm of Covington & Burling.
“Dick’s distinguished background and experience,
and his knowledge of our industry, make him an excellent
addition to our Boards,” said PG&E Corporation
Chairman, CEO and President Peter A. Darbee. “We
look forward to his contributions.”
As Chairman of the NRC, Meserve was the principal government
official with responsibility for regulating nuclear
power plants and the use of nuclear materials. Appointed
by President Clinton in 1999, Meserve remained in that
position for the first two years of the Bush administration
and played a key role in post-9/11 policy formulation
Meserve is currently chairman of the International
Nuclear Safety Group of the International Atomic Energy
Agency, and of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.
He is a member of the National Commission on Energy
Policy; the National Academies Science, Technology and
Law Panel; the National Academies Committee on Science,
Engineering and Public Policy; and the MIT Department
of Nuclear Engineering Visiting Committee. Meserve also
serves on the boards of directors of Universities Research
Association, Inc. and the Foundation for Nuclear Studies.
Previously, Meserve served as legal counsel to President
Carter’s science and technology advisor, and was
a law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United
States Supreme Court and to Judge Benjamin Kaplan of
the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Meserve received his Ph.D. in applied physics from
Stanford University, his J.D. (magna cum laude)
from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the
Law Review, and his B.A. (magna cum laude)
from Tufts University.