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Calvin G. Butler Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

​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 BGE’s successful execution of the following key areas: safety, reliability, distinctive customer service, innovation and technology, and diversity and inclusion. Butler also is a member of BGE’s Board of Directors and a member of the executive committee of BGE’s parent company, Exelon. Butler currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and RLI Corp, where he is a member of the Audit and Nominations/Governance committees.



AABE 2017 National Conference: Making Energy Work for USAABE 2017 National Conference: Making Energy Work for US<p>​The American Association of Blacks in Energy is holding the 40th National Conference in Washington, DC on March 21 - 24, 2017. This year's theme "Making Energy Work for US" will bring together energy industry experts, visionaries and corporate executives to lead discussions around emerging policies, technology advancements, innovative solutions and partnering opportunities designed to create a sustainable future.  For 40 years, the AABE conference has represented the best in class for industry knowledge, engagement and support of issues important to the industry professionals. This year promises to be even better.</p><div>Exelon executives William (Bill) Von Hoene, Senior Executive Vice President and David Velazquez, President and CEO, Pepco Holdings will be speaking on March 22nd, and Calvin Butler, CEO, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company and Donna Cooper, President, Pepco Region will be speaking on March 23rd.​​<br></div> 4:00:00 AMOxon Hill, Maryland
Analyst DayAnalyst Day<p>​<span style="color:#606060;">Exelon Corporation will host</span><span style="color:#606060;"></span><span style="color:#606060;"> a live broadcast for this event </span><span style="color:#606060;">on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 8:45 a.m. Eastern. </span>​</p> 4:00:00 AMWebcast


Professional History

Prior to becoming CEO in March 2014, Butler served as 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). During the Exelon and Constellation Energy merger, Butler played a critical role in company and stakeholder relations. 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. Butler spent his early career with CILCORP (Central Illinois Light Co.), where he worked in government affairs, legal and strategy.


Civic Involvement

Butler serves on the boards of several prominent Baltimore-based 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. 

Butler also serves on the board of the Institute of International Education, a not-for-profit organization focused on advancing scholarship, promoting access to education, and building economies. 

Butler was the 2016 chair of the United Way of Central Maryland’s giving campaign. Also in 2016, Butler served as Host Committee co-chair of the National Urban League Annual Conference. He was also the 2016 chair of Baltimore’s inaugural Light City Festival, a celebration of innovation and light that brought 400,000 people to downtown Baltimore, and will co-chair the event in 2017.   

He also co-chairs the BLocal initiative, a pledge by Baltimore’s leading businesses to buy, build and hire locally — with a focus on working with minority and women owned businesses to ensure they have the tools and access needed to interface with large corporations.

Butler has been recognized by several organizations for his leadership and community commitment. Among his honors, The Daily Record named Butler one of Maryland’s “Most Admired CEOs” and one of the top 35 Influential Marylanders. Most recently he was named one of the Top Ten Baltimoreans by Baltimore Magazine. He also received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Morgan State University in 2014. 



Butler earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo. He remains actively involved with both institutions.



Butler and his wife, Sharon, have two children, Blake Calvin and Raini Alexis.​