WASHINGTON - Exelon Corporation today announced that it has named Kathleen BarrÃ³n vice president of federal regulatory affairs and policy, effective July 12. BarrÃ³n joins Exelon from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where she served in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as deputy general counsel.
In her new role, BarrÃ³n will oversee Exelon's management of federal regulatory policies and strategies. She will be responsible for identifying and assessing key policy issues of interest to Exelon, crafting the company's position on such issues, and developing strategies for achieving Exelon's public policy objectives. In addition, BarrÃ³n will foster dialogue with key government officials, national trade associations and coalitions.
"Kathleen brings a distinguished track record in energy and public policy to Exelon's government affairs team," said Joe Dominguez, senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs and public policy for Exelon. "Her expertise in electricity markets and reliability, as well as her long-standing relationships in the federal regulatory arena, will strengthen Exelon's public policy efforts in Washington."
As deputy general counsel for FERC, BarrÃ³n provided legal advice to the Commission on all aspects of its responsibilities and represented the Commission before Congress, government agencies, and industry groups. Previously, BarrÃ³n was FERC's associate general counsel for energy markets, where she led a group of about 90 lawyers on legal and policy matters related to electric power sales and transportation, electric system reliability, corporate regulation of public utilities and natural gas and oil pipeline transportation. Prior to joining FERC, BarrÃ³n was in private practice with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP.
BarrÃ³n, who will report to Dominguez, holds a bachelor's degree from American University and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.