Ralph Izzo was executive chair of the Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) board of directors until the end of 2022. Previously, Ralph had been chairman and chief executive officer of PSEG since April 2007 and the company’s president since October 2006. Prior to this, Ralph was president and chief operating officer of PSE&G.
Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Ralph has held 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; and PSE&G vice president – electric ventures.
Ralph is a well-known leader in the energy industry as well as the public policy arena. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress and speak at conferences and to organizations on matters pertaining to national energy policy.
Ralph’s career began as a research scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, performing numerical simulations of fusion energy experiments. He has published or presented more than 35 papers on magnetohydrodynamic modeling.
He is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who, is a 2022 inductee into the New Jersey Hall of Fame and has been the recipient of several national fellowships and awards, including the 2022 United States Energy Award from the U.S. Energy Association.
Ralph serves on numerous corporate, local, and collegiate boards of directors and advisory boards, where he provides his innovative energy, engineering and corporate expertise including TerraPower, Bank of New York Mellon and Ovintiv Inc. He is also the former chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute and a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee.
Ralph received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in applied physics from Columbia University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He has received honorary degrees from Montclair State University (Doctor of Science), the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Doctor of Science), Thomas Edison State University (Doctor of Humane Letters), Bloomfield College (Doctor of Humane Letters), Rutgers University (Doctor of Humane Letters) and Raritan Valley Community College (Associate of Science).