Chief Compliance Officer, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)
Antonio Fernández was named PSEG’s chief compliance officer in April 2016. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing PSEG’s compliance program, which involves managing PSEG’s respected ethics and compliance group and its highly successful NERC compliance group.
Mr. Fernández joined PSEG from General Electric (GE), where he served as GE Power’s global ombuds leader and executive counsel. During his five years at GE, he held various roles of increasing responsibility in GE’s compliance program, serving as chief compliance officer for GE’s nuclear business and as GE’s corporate ombuds leader.
Mr. Fernández started his career at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)’s Office of the General Counsel through its Honors Program. While at the NRC, he worked on a variety of issues relating to the licensing and operation of nuclear power plants. Mr. Fernández then served as nuclear counsel for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), where he oversaw all legal matters related to PG&E’s nuclear power plants. After PG&E, he joined NextEra Energy as senior attorney, where he counseled NextEra’s nuclear fleet on all matters, including licensing, acquisitions, security, NRC enforcement, employment, environmental and complex commercial transactions.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Dayton; a Juris Doctor degree (Order of Barristers) from St. Mary’s University School of Law and a Master of Laws in international and comparative law from Georgetown University Law Center.