WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, issued the following statement today regarding Geisha J. Williams' promotion to Chief Executive Officer and President of PG&E Corporation: "The Latino Coalition congratulates Geisha J. Williams on her well-deserved promotion," said Hector Barreto, The Latino Coalition Chairman and former U.S. Small Business Administrator. "As the first Latina to hold the position of Chief Executive Officer and President of a regulated utility in the country, Williams is a remarkable example for all women in the workforce. Under Williams direction, PG&E has not only implemented record-setting improvements in electric reliability; it has designed a strategic energy vision to navigate the changes the industry will undergo in the next few years. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and her exceptional ability to lead, manage and grow a Company." "In recognition of her contributions to the business and Latino communities, we were honored to present Mrs. Williams with the TLC Leadership Award at our most recent small business summit. We are excited about her merited selection as CEO of PG&E and look forward to supporting her continued leadership and support of the community." "With an impressive track record, Geisha J. Williams has played an instrumental role in establishing a renewed vision and commitment to clean energy for the consumers of PG&E. We applaud the strength of character, dedication and industry knowledge she brings to the table and wish her incredible success in her new position," added TLC's National Executive Director, Allen Gutierrez. ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.