CHICAGO — Exelon today announced that its board of directors elected Carlos Gutierrez to join the board as a director. Gutierrez, 67, is a former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the current CEO and executive chairman of EmPath, Inc., a SaaS technology platform that uses machine learning to identify employee skills for large organizations.
Prior to his role at EmPath, Secretary Gutierrez served as chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategic advisory firm. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush, where he worked with foreign government and business leaders to advance economic relationships, enhance trade and promote U.S. exports. Secretary Gutierrez played a key role in the passage of landmark free trade agreements that removed trade barriers, expanded export opportunities and boosted global investment.
“Secretary Gutierrez’ unique background in technology, government service and corporate leadership at a Fortune 500 company gives him a deep and well-rounded perspective on the work of the board,” said Mayo Shattuck, chairman of Exelon. “His expertise in global and domestic economics, corporate and financial management, strategic thinking and effective leadership will greatly benefit Exelon.”
Secretary Gutierrez also spent nearly 30 years with Kellogg Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of well-known food brands. After assignments in Latin America, Canada, Asia and the United States, he became president and CEO of Kellogg in 1999 − the youngest CEO in the company's hundred-year history. In April 2000, he was named chairman of the board of Kellogg Company.
Secretary Gutierrez currently serves on the boards of the Boao Forum for Asia, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, MetLife, Human Freedom Advisory Council for the Bush Institute, Tent Partnership for Refugees Advisory Council and TheDream.US
Secretary Gutierrez studied business administration at the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Querétaro, Mexico.