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ComEd Promotes Three Leaders to Senior Executive Roles

Cheryl Maletich, Dave Perez and Melissa Washington will help guide the energy company's direction

CHICAGO (Sept. 23, 2019) – As part of its effort to develop leaders and strengthen its senior leadership team, ComEd is promoting three executives to senior vice president roles.

The energy company is promoting Cheryl Maletich to senior vice president of transmission and substation. In this expanded role, she will lead engineering and design, work management, construction and maintenance, and relay and testing for ComEd's electric transmission system and substations.

Maletich currently serves as ComEd's vice president of distribution system operations. In that role, she is responsible for the day-to-day safe and reliable operation of ComEd's power grid, including storm response and emergency preparedness. Prior to her current role, Maletich held positions in distribution engineering, distribution planning, supply and asset management, and served as director of the 24/7 Operations Control Center.

ComEd is promoting Dave Perez to senior vice president of distribution operations. In his new role, Perez will lead distribution operations for ComEd's 11,000-square-mile service area, including new business and field operations. Perez currently serves as vice president of transmission and substation.

Perez previously served as vice president of distribution operations for ComEd's Chicago and Maywood regions. He also has served as vice president of work management and new business and held managerial positions at ComEd in construction and maintenance, operations, work management and technical investigations. Perez will succeed Tim McGuire, who is retiring after 39 years of service at ComEd.

ComEd is promoting Melissa Washington to senior vice president of governmental and external affairs. In her new role, she will lead legislative affairs, external affairs, large customer services and economic development for the company. She also will oversee ComEd's relationships with civic and charitable organizations.

Washington currently serves as ComEd's vice president of external affairs and large customer services. She brings diverse experience to her new role, including vice president of corporate affairs at Exelon in Washington, D.C., where she played a key role in the company's merger with Pepco Holdings, and vice president of regulatory policy and strategy at ComEd. Washington will succeed Fidel Marquez, who is retiring after 39 years of service at ComEd.

In addition, ComEd is making several vice president-level promotions and role changes:

  • Jason Decker, currently director of audit services at ComEd parent company Exelon, is being promoted to vice president of customer financial operations.
  • Rich Negrin, currently vice president of regulatory policy and strategy, has been named vice president of external affairs.
  • Chad Newhouse, currently director of regulatory compliance, is being promoted to vice president of regulatory policy and strategy.
  • Diana Sharpe, currently chief of staff to the CEO, is being promoted to vice president of economic development.

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    Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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