Mrs. Anne M. Cleary
Anne M. Cleary, retired Executive Vice President at NRG, has over 30 years of extensive management and technical experience in all facets of the electric utility industry, domestic and international.
While at NRG, Mrs. Cleary led all aspects of the integration of NRG’s acquisition of GenOn Energy, creating one of the largest power generation and retail electricity companies in the U.S. with over 46,000 MW of power generation and over 2 million retail customers. Integration was completed ahead of schedule, exceeded all established goals for earnings and cash flow, delivered over $480 million of annual free cash flow benefits and positioned NRG to more easily integrate future acquisitions.
Prior to NRG, Mrs. Cleary served as Senior Vice President of GenOn Energy where she was responsible for new business development opportunities and M&A for power plant and other electric infrastructure. Anne led the development of a $750 million, 760 MW peaking facility in California, creating annual EBITDA of over $100 million.
Mrs. Cleary’s other past experiences at GenOn Energy and its predecessor companies Mirant and Southern Energy include serving in a variety of leadership roles across all facets of the electric utility value chain. Anne served as President of Mirant’s Western and Midwestern business units, where she was responsible for the operation and commercialization of 6,000 MW of power generation and annual P&L of over $250 million. She also served as Mirant’s Chief Risk Officer where she was responsible for assessing, monitoring and enhancing the controls of the various risks inherent in its trading and asset management activities.
Mrs. Cleary holds an Electrical Engineering degree and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Auburn University. Anne currently serves on the Auburn University Engineering Council and previously served on the boards of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and the California Foundation for the Economy and the Environment.