CHICAGO - Andrea L. "Andy" Zopp, executive vice president and general counsel of Exelon, today announced plans to leave the company, effective May 31, 2010. Prior to her current position, Zopp served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Exelon from 2006 to mid-2009.
William A. Von Hoene, Jr., executive vice president, Finance and Legal, commended Zopp for her service.
"Andy has been an enormous asset to Exelon and will be missed by people across the organization. She has made an indelible, positive impact on the way our company functions, and we thank her for her service to our business and wish her all the best as her time with us ends," said Von Hoene.
Prior to joining Exelon, Zopp was senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Sears Holding Corporation, a $50 billion retail company formed by the merger of Sears Roebuck and Company and Kmart. In this position she had responsibility for legal affairs, governance, public relations, government affairs and compliance.
Before joining Sears, Zopp was vice president, deputy general counsel in the law department at Sara Lee Corporation. There she managed senior attorneys at the operating divisions, risk management, environmental services and safety. She also supervised litigation and provided counseling on strategic issues. Prior to Sara Lee, Zopp was a partner in the litigation department of the law firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, specializing in the areas of commercial, employment and white-collar criminal litigation. Zopp was also the first assistant state's attorney in the Cook County State's Attorney's office, where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the nation's second largest prosecutor's office.
Upon Zopp's departure, the Legal department will report directly to Von Hoene on an interim basis.