At ComEd, leadership means integrity, forward thinking, openness to ideas and principled decision-making. ComEd has been serving the Northern Illinois region for more than 100 years. That kind of longevity doesn't happen by chance. It happens because of the men and women whose talents and skills guide our strategic direction and inspire others to follow their lead.
Our values are part of our daily operations and our commitment to the region. ComEd defines itself through how we operate and what we believe. Our values reflect the principles we stand for and guide our actions and our interactions.
Dominguez leads ComEd, an Exelon company, which powers the lives of more than 4 million residential and business customers, or 70 percent of Illinois' population. He is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to customers and for empowering them to manage their energy use. He oversees the management of the electric grid for Chicago and most of northern Illinois and ComEd's partnerships with the diverse communities it serves.
Before joining ComEd, Dominguez served as executive vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs and public policy for ComEd parent company Exelon. In that role, he led the development and implementation of federal, state, and regional governmental, regulatory, and public policy strategies for one of the nation's largest electric companies with approximately $34 billion in annual revenues.
Dominguez joined Exelon in 2002 as associate general counsel, responsible for all litigation matters in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2004, he was named general counsel for ComEd sister company PECO. In 2007, he was named senior vice president of state regulatory and government affairs and general counsel of Exelon Generation. His role expanded in 2009 to include senior vice president of communications, and in 2010 he was named senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs and public policy for Exelon. In 2012, Dominguez became senior vice president of governmental and regulatory affairs and public policy for Exelon.
Prior to joining Exelon, Dominguez was a partner in the law firm of White and Williams, LLP, with a broad-based litigation practice counseling large and small corporations, institutions, and government entities. He is a former assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he spearheaded the investigation and prosecution of numerous crimes ranging from money laundering to murder-for-hire.
Dominguez serves on several boards of directors and councils, including United Way of Metro Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Hispanics in Energy and the Rutgers Law School Corporate Governance Advisory Board. He cofounded the Association of Latino Energy and Environmental Professionals, an organization focused on ensuring the Latino voice is heard in the energy and environmental industries, in 2011.
Dominguez received the Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Adelante Award from APM, the Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos Award, the Visionary Hispanic Energy Leaders Award, and the nuclear energy industry's most prestigious award, the William S. Lee Award for Industry Leadership. Dominguez is an inductee of Rutgers-Camden's Finest and a past Honoree of the Hispanic Bar Association of PA Legal Fund (HBALEF).
Dominguez earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He earned his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, and was recognized as a Dean's Scholar and the school's Ralph Bunche Distinguished Fellowship Scholar.
President and Chief Operating Officer
As president and chief operating officer, Donnelly is responsible for leading ComEd’s overall performance in the areas of service reliability, operations, engineering, safety, customer satisfaction, financial management, smart grid development, and the implementation of microgrid and other advanced technologies.
ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon, is the largest electric distribution company in Illinois. The company employs over 6,000 people and delivers electricity to over 4 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois – 70 percent of the state’s population – including the city of Chicago.
Exelon is one of the nation’s largest energy providers. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in northern Illinois, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The company is headquartered in Chicago and trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker EXC.
Donnelly began his professional career at ComEd sister company PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility, in 1983. He has 35 years of experience in the energy industry.
He was promoted to president of ComEd in June 2018 and has served as COO since 2012. Donnelly also previously served as ComEd’s executive vice president of operations, leading all energy delivery and transmission system operations. He has held several other executive positions covering a broad range of functions for ComEd and PECO.
Donnelly serves on the board of directors for the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, House Theatre of Chicago, and Big Shoulders Fund. He also serves as vice chair of the board of trustees and chair of the quality committee at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Donnelly earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Temple University.
Senior Vice President, Technical Services
M. Michelle Blaise, senior vice president of Technical Services, is responsible for Engineering, Project Management and Smart Grid & Technology for ComEd.
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation. ComEd delivers electricity to approximately 3.8 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, including the City of Chicago, or 70 percent of the state’s population.
Prior to her role as senior vice president of Technical Services, Blaise served as vice president of Engineering and Project Management and oversaw maintenance, reliability, and capacity planning. She was also responsible for planning and execution of transmission and substation projects as well as execution of Energy Infrastructure Modernization (EIMA) program.
Blaise has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities in customer operations, strategic planning, distribution operations and engineering including manager of Construction and Maintenance, Manager of Strategic Planning, and Manager of Business Planning.
Blaise serves as a member of the board of directors for the Women’s Business Development Center and on the board of trustees of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Blaise holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Masters in Business Administration from DePaul University.
Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Energy Policy and General Counsel
Verónica Gómez, senior vice president of Regulatory and Energy Policy and General Counsel, serves as the primary legal advisor to ComEd’s senior management and oversees the company’s energy and regulatory policy and strategy, rates and power procurement functions.
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation. ComEd delivers electricity to approximately 3.9 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population.
Prior to assuming her current role, Gómez served as the vice president and deputy general counsel for litigation at Exelon. In that role, Gómez and her team were responsible for handling and supervising litigation cases on behalf of all Exelon companies, including ComEd. This litigation included third-party disputes and litigation in support of multibillion-dollar transactions.
Gómez has been practicing commercial litigation since 1994, when she graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. She spent the first 13 years of her career at Schopf & Weiss, a commercial litigation boutique, where she served over the years as hiring partner, chair of the marketing committee, and a member of the firm’s executive committee. Immediately before joining Exelon, Gómez was a litigation partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, where she also served on the associate review committee.
Gómez serves on the boards of directors of Lurie Chicago Children’s Hospital; the Chicago Bar Foundation, where she currently serves as vice chair; Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA); and Friends of Jones College Prep. She also serves as a trustee of the Chicago Zoological Society.
Gómez grew up in Darien, Illinois, and graduated from Hinsdale South High School. She received an A.B. in Political Science and Economics, with departmental honors in Political Science, from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Jones is responsible for all ComEd finance activities, including financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, business planning, financings, and risk management. A unit of Chicago-based Exelon, ComEd delivers electricity to more than 4 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population.
Jeanne joins us from Exelon Nuclear, where she served as Vice President of Finance for nearly four years. Since joining the company in 2007, she has served in several leadership roles, including Manager of Treasury Operations, Assistant Treasurer, and Director of Nuclear Finance.
Before joining ComEd, Jones served as vice president of finance for Exelon Nuclear, a unit of Exelon’s power generation company. In that role, she led a team responsible for the financial, planning, and analysis for all of the company’s nuclear operations, including developing and reporting performance against budget and the company’s long-range plan, as well as economic analysis related to optimizing the value of Exelon’s nuclear fleet. Jones concurrently served as CFO of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC. Before that, she served as director of finance for Exelon Nuclear.
Prior to her role in Exelon Nuclear, Jones served as assistant treasurer and director of treasury operations and cash management at Exelon. In that role, she oversaw Exelon’s cash management, liquidity, pension funding strategies, and corporate capital review and approval processes. She was responsible for adequate liquidity facilities and directed the portfolio capital allocation process. Before that, Jones held a variety of finance roles at Exelon, including manager of treasury operations and executive assistant to the CFO. She joined Exelon in 2007 as a principal analyst for accounting, policy, and research in the controller’s department.
Prior to joining Exelon, Jones was a manager in the audit practice of EY’s Chicago office.
Jones serves on the board of directors for the DuPage Children’s Museum, whose mission is to ignite the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration by integrating art, math, and science.
Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Senior Vice President, Customer Operations
Park oversees all aspects of ComEd’s customer operations, including ComEd’s energy efficiency programs, customer channels and related technology, customer call center, field operations, customer financial operations, and marketing. ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. ComEd delivers electricity to more than 4 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population.
Prior to her current role, Park served as vice president of regulatory at ComEd, where she shaped and implemented regulatory energy policy and strategy, worked with regulatory stakeholders and agencies, and assisted in the development of regulatory business model strategies and policies for future growth.
Before joining the regulatory team, Park was director of business strategy and technology at ComEd, where she shaped tech enhancements to web, mobile, voice, and social media, developing new products, services, and collaborations for demand response and dynamic pricing, and shaped customer experience. She also played a key role in developing the initial strategies for ComEd’s utility of the future business model.
From 2012 to 2014, Park served as chief of staff to ComEd’s president and CEO. Prior to that, she served as in-house counsel to ComEd parent company Exelon, first as assistant general counsel in litigation and then regulatory. Before joining Exelon, she was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she worked on complex commercial litigation matters.
Park serves on the board of the Chicago Botanic Garden. She also has served on the board of the Chicago Bar Association and as an Entrepreneur Advisor-in-Residence at the Energy Foundry.
Park earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and law degree from Harvard Law School.
Senior Vice President, Governmental and External Affairs
Washington leads legislative affairs, external affairs, large customer services and economic development for ComEd. She also oversees ComEd's relationships with civic and charitable organizations.
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. ComEd delivers electricity to more than 4 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state's population.
Washington joined Exelon in 2003 and has held several roles of increasing responsibility for Exelon and ComEd throughout her tenure with the company. She most recently served as Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs.
Prior to that role, Washington served as Vice President of External Affairs and Large Customer Services where she built and sustained relationships with municipalities, communities and large customers.
From 2014 to 2016, she played a leading role in the successful merger between Exelon and Pepco Holdings while serving as the Vice President of Corporate Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Washington also served as Vice President of Regulatory Policy and Strategy for ComEd, where she managed the company's relationships with the Illinois Commerce Commission and its staff, as well as other regulatory bodies.
Before joining ComEd's regulatory team, she was the Director of Investor Relations for Exelon. In that role, she was responsible for communicating Exelon's value proposition, financial results and performance drivers to the financial community.
Washington is a board member of the Metropolitan Planning Council, Illinois Manufacturing Association (IMA), the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center and Intersect Illinois. She is also a board member and fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago. In addition, she serves as the executive sponsor of Developing Young Professionals Chicagoland, an Exelon employee resource group.
Washington earned her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Lewis University.
Senior Vice President, Distribution Operations
David Perez oversees distribution operations for ComEd's more than 11,000-square-mile service area. These operations include new business, construction and maintenance, field operations and regional engineering.
A unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corp., ComEd delivers electricity to more than 4 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state's population.
Prior to his current role, Perez served as vice president of transmission and substation at ComEd, where he was responsible for the construction, operation, and maintenance of more than 5,800 miles of transmission lines and nearly 400 substations. He also previously served as vice president of distribution operations at ComEd for the Chicago and Maywood regions.
Before joining the operations team, Perez served as vice president of work management and new business at ComEd. In that role, he was responsible for more than 500 employees who managed construction and maintenance work plans and provided engineering and construction services for customers.
With more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, Perez also has held managerial positions in construction, maintenance, operations, work management and technical investigations at ComEd.
In 2007, Perez became a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, which exposes area executives to local challenges and the skills needed to make a difference in the community. He is a board member of the Chicago Metro History Center, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering and the Chicago Commons Governing Board.
Perez holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.