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Terry Donnelly

Terry Donnelly

President & Chief Operating Officer, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)

ComEd’s overall performance in the areas of service reliability, operations, engineering, construction, safety, customer satisfaction, financial management and smart grid development, including the implementation of one of the nation’s first utility-operated microgrid clusters in Chicago. He has led the company in improving energy reliability for customers by an unprecedented 70 percent.

Donnelly began his professional career at ComEd sister company PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility, in 1983. He has more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry.

He was promoted to president of ComEd in 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 as a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Research Advisory Council.

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 for 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.

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