Thomas J. Ridge
Governor Thomas J. Ridge has been a director of Exelon since May 2, 2005.
Governor Ridge is President of Ridge Global LLC, a consulting firm.
Formerly, he served as Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security from January 2003 through January 2005, and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, an Executive Office created by President George W. Bush, from October 2001 through December 2002. He served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1994-October 2001) and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1982-1994).
Governor Ridge is also a director of Lifelock (identity theft protection) since 2012 where he currently serves on the Audit Committee; and The Hershey Company (chocolate and sugar confectionery) since 2007, serving on the finance and risk management and governance committees. Governor Ridge previously served as a director of Brightpoint, Inc. from 2009 to 2012 serving on the strategy committee; Vonage Holdings Corp. (software technology for voice and messaging services) (2005-2010), where he served on the nominating and governance and compensation committees; and from 2005-2007 he served as a director of Home Depot Corporation (home improvement specialty retailer.) He also serves as a director of PECO.
Governor Ridge’s governmental service at the federal level and in Pennsylvania is valued by the board. His Department of Homeland Security experience provides valuable insight into issues relating to the security of Exelon’s generation and transmission and distribution facilities. His service as a director of other companies brings additional perspective to the Exelon board. Exelon’s energy delivery oversight committee benefits greatly from Governor Ridge’s insights from his experience in state government and his expertise on matters relating to the security of critical infrastructure.