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William A. Von Hoene, Jr.

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Exelon Corporation

 

As senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer, William A. Von Hoene, Jr. oversees corporate development, corporate strategy, legal, regulatory, government affairs, investments and communications for Exelon, the nation’s number one competitive energy provider and owner of six utility companies.  He serves on Exelon’s Executive Committee, and is the chairman and chief executive officer of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, a joint venture between Exelon and EDF that owns five nuclear units.  He also is chairman of the board of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited.  

 

 

University of Chicago Office of Business Diversity Annual Professional Services Networking Reception 2017University of Chicago Office of Business Diversity Annual Professional Services Networking Reception 2017<p>Reception for 350 Chicago-area business people featuring a fireside chat on D&I with Bill Von Hoene, Nadia Quarles, University of Chicago assistant vice president for Business Diversity and Connie Lindsey, executive vice president and head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity and Inclusion, Northern Trust.​</p>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/events/university-of-chicago-office-of-business-diversity-annual-professional-services-networking-reception11/16/2017 10:30:00 PMChicago, IL
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>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/events/aabe-2017-national-conference-making-energy-work-for-us3/21/2017 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>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/events/analyst-day-20168/10/2016 4:00:00 AMWebcast
Bill Von Hoene at ASPIRE ForumBill Von Hoene at ASPIRE Forum<p><span style="color:#606060;">​Exelon Chief Stra</span><span style="color:#606060;">​</span><span style="color:#606060;">tegy Officer Bill Van Hoene will give welcome remarks along with Bloom Energy’s KR Sridhar on Tuesday, May 17, at the second annual ASPIRE Forum in Mountain View, CA. </span><span style="color:#606060;">Also speaking at the forum are General Colin Powell and New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman. Exelon and Constellation Energy are lead sponsors of the event.​</span></p><div style="color:#606060;">The ASPIRE Forum gathers leaders from key industries to discuss a lower carbon electric power solution for the 21st century. Business leaders, policy makers, analysts and technology experts will attend the 2016 forum and present the latest developments on the path to a future with secure, reliable and affordable power.</div>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/events/bill-von-hoene-at-aspire-forum5/17/2016 4:00:00 AMMountain View, CA
Bill Von Hoene at USEA annual meetingBill Von Hoene at USEA annual meeting<p>​<span style="color:#606060;">Exelon Chief Strategy Officer Bill Von Hoene will give a speech titled, “Building the Next-Generation Energy Grid,” at the United States Energy Association (USEA) Annual Membership Meeting and Public Policy Forum on May 5. </span><span style="color:#606060;">Von Hoene will discuss how Exelon is investing in smart technology, fostering innovation and advocating for policies that will help bring about the transition to a clean, affordable and reliable energy grid.</span></p><p style="color:#606060;">The annual meeting draws USEA members, government agencies, think tanks, local embassies, media members and the Washington energy policy community to review highlights of the previous year and listen to important innovations and topics in the energy indu​​​​​stry. For more information on the USEA event, visit <a href="https://www.usea.org/event/usea-annual-membership-meeting-public-policy-forum-1" target="_blank">usea.org​</a>.</p>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/events/bill-von-hoene-at-usea-annual-meeting5/5/2016 4:00:00 AMWashington, D.C.
The Utility of Tomorrow: Embracing an Uncertain FutureThe Utility of Tomorrow: Embracing an Uncertain Future<p>William Von Hoene speech - Utility of the future​</p>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/events/the-utility-of-tomorrow-embracing-an-uncertain-future3/2/2015 5:00:00 AMCambridge, Massachusetts
Resource Adequacy in ERCOT: The Next Evolution of the Competitive MarketResource Adequacy in ERCOT: The Next Evolution of the Competitive Market<p>​<span style="color:#606060;">​</span><span style="color:#606060;"></span><span style="color:#606060;">Exelon senior executive William Von Hoene calls for an evolution of the successful competitive electricity market in Texas, including a centralized forward capacity market to safeguard the future energy supply for the state’s families and businesses at the lowest possible cost.</span>​</p>http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/events/resource-adequacy-in-ercot-the-next-evolution-of-the-competitive-market10/1/2013 4:00:00 AMAustin, TX

 

Professional History

Von Hoene joined Exelon in February 2002 and has held numerous positions, including general counsel and executive vice president of Finance and Legal, before assuming his current responsibilities in February 2012. 

Prior to joining Exelon, Von Hoene was a senior partner at Jenner & Block, specializing in complex civil and white-collar criminal litigation. While at Jenner & Block, he served on the management committee and, at various times, as hiring partner and chairperson of the firm’s pro bono and diversity committees. 

Von Hoene currently serves on the boards of directors for: Northwestern Memorial Hospital (chairman of the Professional Standards Committee); the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; the Civic Consulting Alliance; the Diversity Scholarship Foundation; and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.  Von Hoene also is a Washington DC Federal City Council trustee, and serves on the boards of directors of Building Bridges Across the River (the parent organization of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Corporate Fund.  

He is past president of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., and past general counsel to the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities. 

Von Hoene previously has served on the boards of directors of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, the Alliance to Save Energy, the Chicago Legal Clinic, the Chicago Bar Foundation and the Joffrey Ballet.  He also served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School.  He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Executives’ Club of Chicago. 

In 2016, Von Hoene was appointed co-chair of the Obama Foundation Inclusion Council, which will assist the Foundation in establishing a framework for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its operations, including the development of the Obama library.

In 2011, he was appointed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Supplier Diversity Task Force, a procurement initiative designed to help strengthen small and minority and women-owned businesses in Chicago.  

In 2010, Von Hoene was appointed to the Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise.  The council served to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and the President on a broad range of policy issues affecting the minority business community.  
 
 

Awards

While Von Hoene served as Exelon’s general counsel, the Exelon Legal department received the 2007 Association of Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award, which recognizes the most outstanding corporate pro bono program in the country, and in 2009 was named one of three finalists for Corporate Counsel magazine’s best legal department. Von Hoene received the 2008 Vanguard Award from the Chicago Bar Association, recognizing contributions in making the legal profession more accessible and reflective of the community at large. 

In 2009, he received the Spirit of Excellence award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 20 most influential general counsel in the country.  Von Hoene also received the 2009 Advocate for Diversity Award for his significant contributions to the legal community and for embracing diversity, and is the 2010 recipient of the Chicago Appleseed Corporate Leader Award.  

In September 2010, Von Hoene received the Arthur Goldberg Social Justice Award, presented by the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs for his career-long dedication to social justice, and in 2011, he received the Donald Hubert Public Service Award from the Chicago Inn of Court.  Von Hoene also received the 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility award from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.  

In 2015, Von Hoene received the Justice John Paul Stevens Award from the Chicago Bar Foundation, presented annually to attorneys committed to integrity and public service in the practice of law. In 2017, Von Hoene was awarded the Chicago Legal Clinic’s Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Humanitarian Award which annually recognizes an individual whose actions have made a positive impact on people in need.  In 2017, Von Hoene was also awarded the Legal Diversity Leader Award by Just the Beginning Foundation.​

 

Education

Von Hoene is a 1980 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he served on the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif, and a 1976 graduate of Yale University.  

 

Family

Von Hoene is married to Nikki Zollar and has three children, William L. Von Hoene, Branden Zollar and Grant Sanders.  ​