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Exelon announced this week that it has promoted Calvin G. Butler Jr. to president and chief operating officer. This is an expanded role for Butler, who previously had served as senior executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Chris Crane, previously president and CEO, continues as Exelon’s chief executive officer, leading the company’s 18,000 employees who serve more than 10 million customers in five states and the District of Columbia.

“This is a pivotal time for the energy industry as we invest in the grid to ensure its reliability, resilience, and security, while expanding access for renewable energy, enabling decarbonization goals, and continuing transportation sector electrification,” said Exelon CEO Chris Crane in a statement. “Throughout Exelon’s evolution as a company, we have matched our goals with highly skilled leadership teams to achieve outstanding results, and I am proud that we have such a talented team on board.”

Butler joined Exelon in 2008, holding a number of senior leadership positions at Exelon, ComEd, and BGE. In addition to leading operations serving Exelon’s electric and natural gas customers, Butler will now oversee several corporate functions, including information technology, supply, facilities, security, communications, and corporate relations.

“Calvin has been instrumental in Exelon’s growth and transformation in his 14 years on our senior leadership team and is a guiding force in our work to ensure that customers, equity, and support for the communities we serve remain at the center of our strategy,” said Crane. “Calvin leads a team intently focused on the growth of the company to enable a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities.”

Exelon is the nation’s largest energy transmission and distribution company.

“I’m honored to be named President & COO of @Exelon,” Butler tweeted. “Together, along with our 18,000 employees, we will continue to lead the energy transformation – delivering safe, reliable affordable & equitable energy services to our customers.

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