NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon") (NYSE: BK) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated ("PSEG"), as an independent director, effective August 10, 2020. With the addition of Mr. Izzo, BNY Mellon's Board of Directors will have 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent. Mr. Izzo will serve on the Audit and Corporate Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility Committees of BNY Mellon's Board.
"We are thrilled to welcome Ralph to our Board," said Todd Gibbons, CEO of BNY Mellon. "With wide-ranging expertise, from strategic planning, to finance and risk management, he will bring a variety of valuable insights."
"Ralph's extensive chief executive experience at a complex, publicly traded company, as well as his operations experience in a highly regulated industry, will complement and enhance the diverse experiences and backgrounds of the other members of our Board," added Joseph Echevarria, Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Izzo, 62, has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PSEG, a publicly traded diversified energy holding company, since April 2007. He has been the company's president and a member of the board of directors of PSEG since October 2006. Previously, Mr. Izzo was president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), an operating subsidiary of PSEG. Since joining PSE&G in 1992, Mr. Izzo has held several executive positions within the PSEG family of companies.
In addition to his current public company board service, Mr. Izzo is the chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. He is also on the board of directors for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL), the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Mr. Izzo is on the advisory board for the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peddie School and Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Advisory Council, as well as a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Columbia University School of Engineering Board of Visitors and of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, he is a former chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Izzo 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 received a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
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