Save The Bay Board Spotlight: Andy Williams

Andy Williams 4Meet Save The Bay board member, Andy Williams. Williams is an executive at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, overseeing the company’s environmental policies, including permitting, compliance, remediation and land stewardship management. Do you have a favorite Bay site or experience? I get to have my favorite Bay experience almost every morning, because my office overlooks the Ferry Market Building and the Bay Bridge: Taking in the view of just how special our Bay is. How did you get involved with Save The Bay? I’ve always been interested in environmental stewardship. PG&E and Save the Bay have done a lot of positive of work together, which opened up the opportunity to serve on the board. As a board member, I am eager to find new ways to advance Save The Bay’s mission in many ways, including through the growing partnership between these two organizations. If you could be one Bay plant or animal, what would it be and why? I love the California Sea Lion. They seem so good natured. They like to hang around together and they don’t miss a chance to take a nice nap. Who is your environmental hero? I am impressed with Tom Styer and his willingness to put his money behind his efforts to fight climate change. What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment? I am relentless about conserving water, reducing waste, and composting. It’s something I do personally and professionally, and I’m proud to lead PG&E’s strong commitments in this regard. What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area? I love the diversity of experiences Bay Area residents can enjoy. We can be in Napa one day and in Tahoe the next. We can get out on the water or go hiking in the beautiful open spaces from the shoreline to the hills. This is a very unique place.