Mr. DeSanti began his career with PSE&G in 1972 as an engineer in the electric distribution department, and rotated to several operating positions in both electric and gas distribution throughout the state for the remainder of that decade. In 1980 he became Manager - State Governmental Affairs in Trenton, and in 1984 he was moved to commercial operations, where he headed customer service operations for the Southern New Jersey counties served by PSE&G. In 1998, he was named General Manager - Corporate Issues and State Governmental Affairs, where for the past decade he worked to help formulate the public policy necessary to successfully shape the restructuring of the electric and gas industry in New Jersey.
Mr. DeSanti is a graduate of Rutgers University College of Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1972, and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1975. In 1992 he completed the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration’s Program for Management Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. DeSanti was elected vice president – external affairs for Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), on March 21, 2000.
In February of 2007, Mr. DeSanti retired after 36 years of service with PSE&G to become the Managing Director of MC2 Public Affairs L.L.C., a firm specializing in energy and public policy.
Mr. DeSanti has recently completed a six-year gubernatorial appointment to the Rutgers University Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Turtle and Hughes Incorporated; the Board of Trustees at Bloomfield College; the Board of the New Jersey Hemophilia Society; serves as Vice Chairman of Hudson Health Care and Hoboken University Medical Center, the Positive Impact Foundation, the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. and the Board of New Jersey Symphony Hall. He is a former board member of the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Cherry Hill Chamber of Commerce, and the Burlington County Community Action Program. In 2004, the Sons of Italy New Jersey Foundation named Mr. DeSanti Italian American of the Year. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New Jersey.