About the Foundation

Background and History

The PG&E Corporation Foundation was incorporated in California in 2000 as an independent, private foundation funded solely by PG&E Corporation. The Foundation’s original mission was to make grants to individuals and organizations to support education, the environment and general community purposes. It is funded exclusively with PG&E Corporation shareholder dollars.

Today

The Foundation's original mission continues today, by supporting underserved populations through a focus on education, economic and community vitality and the environment.

Since its inception, the Foundation has granted nearly $100 million to support communities in need, particularly in Northern and Central California.

The PG&E Corporation Foundation undergoes an annual financial audit by an external accounting firm.

Board of Directors

Ezra Garrett

Executive Director
  • Ezra Garrett, Executive Director

    Ezra Garrett is the Vice President of Community Relations and Chief Sustainability Officer for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He is also the Executive Director of The PG&E Corporation Foundation. Garrett is responsible for maximizing the impact, reach and visibility of PG&E’s community investments and partnerships, employee volunteerism, and corporate responsibility and sustainability program.

    Garrett’s 12 years with PG&E includes roles of increasing responsibility within the Government Relations, Energy Efficiency, and Customer Care organizations. In addition, Garrett spent two years with top retailer Target Corporation, leading its community relations efforts for the western United States.

    Garrett holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an active supporter of the community, currently serving on the boards of the Public Affairs Council, Leadership San Francisco, the Latino Community Foundation, the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals and is also a member of the Contributions Council of the Conference Board. Garrett has previously served on the boards of Mission Housing Development Corporation and the San Mateo County Economic Development Association. In 2012, Garrett was named as one of the Bay Area’s “Top 40 under 40 Emerging Business Leaders” by the San Francisco Business Times.

Christopher P. Johns

Board Member
  • Christopher P. Johns, Board Member

    Chris Johns has been with PG&E since 1996 and was named president in August 2009. Previously, Johns was a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. In addition to his extensive responsibilities at PG&E, Johns actively serves the community through board service with the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco First Tee, San Francisco Reviving Baseball for Inner-City Youth (RBI) and the American Gas Association. He is also a member of the California Chamber of Commerce.

    Johns earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He has also completed the Nuclear Reactor Technology Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a certified public accountant in the states of California and Florida.

Hyun Park

Board Member
  • Hyun Park, Board Member

    Hyun Park, with over two decades in the legal sector, is senior vice president and general counsel for PG&E Corporation and its businesses, including its principal subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Park oversees the legal and corporate secretary functions.

    Prior to joining PG&E Corporation in 2006, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary at Allegheny Energy, Inc. Park previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Sithe Energies, Inc. He also was a partner with the law firm of Latham & Watkins, where he specialized in corporate transactions and finance.

    Park is a graduate of Harvard Law School. In addition, he holds a graduate degree in economics from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University. He is a member of the State Bar of California and serves on the boards of directors of the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks and the California Minority Counsel Program.

Dinyar B. Mistry

Board Member
  • Dinyar B. Mistry, Board Member

    Dinyar Mistry is vice president and controller for PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company and chief financial officer for Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

    Mistry joined Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1994 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the Finance and Regulation organizations at both the Utility and PG&E Corporation. He has served as vice president and controller of Pacific Gas and Electric Company; as vice president, Regulation and Rates; as vice president, Internal Audit and Compliance; and most recently as vice president and chief risk and audit officer. Prior to his arrival at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Mistry was a senior manager at KPMG.

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

Tim Fitzpatrick

Board Member
  • Tim Fitzpatrick, Board Member

    Tim Fitzpatrick is vice president of Corporate Relations and chief communications officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He has responsibility for the company’s internal and external communications and solutions marketing.

    Before joining PG&E in 2013, Fitzpatrick served as chief communications officer for NextEra Energy, Inc., and as vice president of Marketing and Communications for its electric utility subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company.

    Earlier in his career, Fitzpatrick served in communications leadership roles at Lexmark International, a printer manufacturer; BASF, the world’s largest chemical company; and, Ameritech, one of the seven regional "Baby Bells."

    Fitzpatrick began his career in the newspaper business and holds a degree in journalism from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.

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