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Melissa   Lavinson

Senior Vice President, Federal Governmental and Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy

Exelon Corporation


​As Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, Lavinson leads the development and implementation of governmental, regulatory and public policy strategies for Exelon, a leader in energy transmission and delivery serving more than 10 million utility customers. She is responsible for stakeholder relations and issues management at the federal level, including identifying and assessing key federal policy issues of interest to Exelon, crafting the company’s position on such issues, and developing strategies and initiatives for achieving public policy objectives on behalf of Exelon’s customers and businesses. 


Professional History

Lavinson previously served as senior vice president of Governmental and External Affairs for Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), the parent company of Pepco, an electric utility serving Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland; Delmarva Power, an electric and gas utility serving Delaware and portions of the Delmarva Peninsula; and Atlantic City Electric, an electric utility serving southern New Jersey. In her role, Lavinson was responsible for the design and implementation of PHI’s stakeholder relations and issues management programs, involving state and local officials, community leaders, business, consumer, and nonprofit groups, as well as legislative affairs in each jurisdiction the company serves. She also oversaw the company’s reputation and corporate responsibility initiatives, including philanthropic and volunteer programs, as well as damage prevention and claims, large customer services and solutions and low- to moderate-income customer support. PHI is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, a leading transmission and distribution utility company.

Prior to that, Lavison served as the vice president of Federal Affairs and Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer for PG&E corporation, where she held a career of more than 20 years. She led a team responsible for the company’s climate change and sustainability efforts, engagement, and strategy and directed PG&E’s public policies on federal issues, including energy, tax, climate and environmental policy. Before joining PG&E, Lavinson also worked at MRW and Associates and ICF Consulting.


Civic Involvement

Lavinson is on the boards of the DC Public Library Foundation, the Drumthwacket Foundation, the Keystone Center Energy Board, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, and Alliance for Transportation Electrification.​



Lavinson holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hamilton College.​