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Admiral Richard W. Mies

Admiral Richard W. Mies

Independent Director


Admiral Richard W. Mies has been a director of Exelon Corporation since February 2, 2009.

Admiral Mies has experience in oversight of nuclear operations, with a combination of nuclear, policy and business experience gained through military service and providing strategic counsel on national security. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mies Group, Ltd., a private consulting firm. Admiral Mies retired from the United States Navy in 2002 following 35 years of service.  A nuclear submariner, Admiral Mies has a wide range of operational command experience; he commanded the United States Strategic Command for four years prior to his retirement.

Following his military service, Admiral Mies served as a Senior Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation and as President and Chief Executive Officer of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hicks and Associates, until September 2007.

Admiral Mies served from 2008 to 2010 as a director of McDermott International, Inc., an engineering and construction company focused on energy infrastructure, where he served on the audit and governance committees. In 2010, he transitioned to the Babcock & Wilcox Company board when that company spun off from McDermott International. He is chair of the Babcock & Wilcox board's safety and security committee and serves on the governance committee. Since 2002 has served as a director of Mutual of Omaha, an insurance and banking company, where he served on the audit committee (2002-2007), as chair of the corporate governance committee and currently serves as a member of the investment, audit and executive committees. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Security LLCs.

In addition to an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and mathematics, he has a master’s degree in government administration and international relations. Admiral Mies makes a contribution to the Exelon board through his experience with the Navy and in business and his experience on boards of other companies. He contributes to Exelon’s generation oversight and finance and risk committees through his training as an engineer and his experience with nuclear power. His contributions to the audit committee are enhanced by his business experience and his experience on the audit committees of other companies.

Admiral Richard W. Mies