IN CONVERSATION: Calvin Butler, Chief Executive Officer of Exelon Utilities Discusses His Strategy for Exelon’s Future

PRESENTED BY: Calvin G. Butler Jr., Director, CEO, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and moderated by Rob Barry, Reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

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Rob Barry helps lead the Wall Street Journal’s investigative data team. He has reported on topics including nation-state hacking campaigns and influence operations, the unintended consequences in the fight against terror-finance, killings by police and doctors who bill Medicare millions for esoteric procedures. He was part of the team awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series of stories detailing Medicare overbilling and fraud. Previously, he worked at The Miami Herald, where he was a Pulitzer finalist for work on the conditions inside Florida’s assisted living facilities.


Calvin G. Butler Jr. is the chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), the nation’s first gas utility. Butler is responsible for ensuring BGE’s successful execution of the following key areas: safety, reliability, customer service, and diversity and inclusion. He is a member of BGE’s Board of Directors and the executive committee of BGE’s parent company, Exelon.

Butler serves as vice-chair of the Gridwise Alliance, an advocacy organization promoting modernization and innovation for the nation’s electrical grid, as an Independent Trustee of the PNC Funds Board, and on the Board of Directors for RLI Corp serving as a member of its audit and nominations/governance committees.

Prior to becoming CEO in March 2014, Butler was BGE’s senior vice president, regulatory and external affairs. Butler also served as Exelon’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and held other leadership positions at Exelon and BGE’s sister utility, ComEd (Chicago).

Before joining Exelon in 2008, Butler held senior leadership roles in external affairs as well as manufacturing with the print, digital and supply chain solutions company RR Donnelley. He spent his early career with CILCORP (Central Illinois Light Co.), where he held positions in government affairs, legal and strategy.

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