“Innovation: The Future of Energy” is Focus of CEO Innovation Lecture

Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG, is Featured Speaker


Madison, NJ (October 7, 2008) — “Innovation: The Future of Energy,” is the topic that Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, will explore on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, when he will be the featured guest at the 2008 CEO Innovation Lecture of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at FDU’s College at Florham, Madison, NJ.

Ralph Izzo is chairman, president and CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group.  PSEG is best known as the parent company of PSE&G, one of the largest utility companies in the nation and one of New Jersey’s leading companies since its establishment more than a century ago.

Izzo is a well-known leader within the utility industry, as well as the public policy arena.  His public policy experience includes service as an American Physical Society Congressional Science Fellow, in the office of U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.  He also served four years as a senior policy advisor in the Office of New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean, specializing in energy, science and technology.

Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Izzo was elected to several executive positions within PSEG’s family of companies, including PSE&G senior vice president – utility operations, PSE&G vice president – appliance service, PSEG vice president - corporate planning, Energis Incorporated senior vice president – finance and information services, and PSE&G vice president - electric ventures.  In these capacities, he broadened his experience in the areas of general management, strategic planning and finance.

Izzo is chairman of the Center for Energy Workforce Development as well as for the Drumthwacket Foundation. He serves on the board of directors for the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the American Gas Association, the New Jersey Utilities Association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Mr. Izzo is also a member of the Council on Competitiveness – Energy Security; Innovation and Sustainability Initiative Steering Committee; Business Roundtable, and on the board of trustees for the New Jersey Network Foundation.

He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Columbia University and began his career as a research scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

The presentation at FDU is at 8 a.m. in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion), FDU’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:15 a.m. Pre-registration , at $50 per person, is required. Seating is limited, so please register at (973) 443-8842.

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