CHICAGO (Feb. 2, 2009) - Exelon appointed Admiral Richard W. Mies to its board of directors on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Mies, 64, is president and chief executive officer of The Mies Group, Ltd., a consulting firm.
"Richard brings to the Exelon board additional depth of expertise in oversight of nuclear operations," said John W. Rowe, Exelon chairman and CEO. "His unique combination of nuclear, policy and business experience gained through military service and providing strategic counsel on national security is certain to strengthen the board."
The Exelon board appointed Mies to its Generation Oversight Committee, which oversees the safe and reliable operation of all Exelon generating facilities.
Previously, Mies served as president and chief executive officer of Hicks and Associates Inc. (H&AI), a firm that provides executive-level strategic consulting services to the federal government, and as senior vice president of H&AI parent Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC). Prior to that, he was sector manager and deputy group president at SAIC.
Mies joined SAIC following a distinguished 35-year career in the U.S. Navy. As commander in chief of U.S. Strategic Command, he was responsible for command and control of the nation's strategic nuclear forces supporting the national security objective of strategic deterrence. After completing his training for submarine duty, he served on two nuclear attack submarines and a ballistic missile submarine before commanding the nuclear attack submarine USS SEA DEVIL. He subsequently served in a wide range of command positions.
Mies is chairman of the board of directors of the Naval Submarine League and a member of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academy of Sciences. He serves on the boards of McDermott International, Inc. and Mutual of Omaha. He also is a member of the boards of governors of Los Alamos National Security and Lawrence Livermore National Security, which oversee Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, respectively.
A native of Chicago, Mies earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master's degree in government administration and international relations from Harvard University.
Exelon's board expanded its size to 16 members and appointed Mies to fill the vacancy. His appointment will be effective Feb. 2, 2009.