Anthony Harris

Anthony Harris

As vice president of marketing for Calpine Corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, Mr. Harris is responsible for brand management, marketing strategy development and execution, new product development, advertising and sales training for Calpine. This includes all business lines involving wholesale and retail electric power; on-site utilities; engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance; turbine parts and maintenance agreements; merchant energy services; critical reliability products; and information technology services. Before joining Calpine, Mr. Harris was vice president of National Account Services and Western Region sales at PG&E Energy Services in San Francisco. He has also been vice president of marketing and sales for Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

Mr. Harris’ varied background includes several stints of entrepreneurship. He has been president and CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up venture, StyleChoice.com. He has also been president and CEO of Sonoma Ford/Lincoln Mercury, a $12 million automobile dealership. Mr. Harris is a founder of the National Society of Black Engineers and currently serves on its National Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, and serves on the board of directors of the Oakland Museum of California. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue in 1975 and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1979. He was named a Purdue Outstanding Mechanical Engineer in 1999.