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Butler named interim CEO of BGE’s parent company

Calvin G. Butler Jr., the CEO of Baltimore Gas & Electric, speaks in 2017. Butler was named interim CEO of BGE's corporate parent, Exelon Utilities. (Photo by Jason Putsche Photography)

Calvin G. Butler Jr., the CEO of Baltimore Gas & Electric, speaks in 2017. Butler was named interim CEO of BGE’s corporate parent, Exelon Utilities. (Photo by Jason Putsche Photography)

The CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is now interim CEO of its corporate parent.

Calvin G. Butler was named interim CEO of Exelon Utilities, Exelon Corp. announced on Tuesday. Butler will remain CEO of BGE.

Butler is replacing Anne Pramaggiore, senior executive vice president and CEO of Exelon Utilities, who retired as a federal investigation looked into Exelon Utilities’ lobbying at the Illinois state house.

The CEOs of Exelon’s other utilities, Joseph Dominguez, CEO of ComEd, Michael A. Innocenzo, CEO of PECO, and David M. Velazquez, CEO of Pepco Holdings, will report to Butler.

Christopher M. Crane, Exelon’s president and CEO, was upbeat about Butler’s new role.

“Calvin has established an excellent track record of successfully executing on BGE’s strategic initiatives, including driving meaningful improvements in customer service, safety and reliability, and delivering solid financial results,” Crane said in a news release. “Importantly, Exelon benefits from a deep bench of talent and industry expertise.”

Butler serves on BGE’s board of directors and on Exelon’s executive committee. He is also board chair of the Gridwise Alliance, an organization advocating for modernization and innovation for the nation’s electrical grid, and serves on the board of directors for RLI Corp., an insurance company in Peoria, Illinois, where he is a member of the audit and nominations/governance committees. He has also served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Butler also serves on the boards of organizations including the Baltimore Community Foundation, University of Maryland Medical Center, Greater Baltimore Committee, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Center Club, and Caves Valley Golf Club. He is also on the board of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He hold’s a bachelor’s degree from Bradley, a J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Morgan State University.


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