Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> May 31, 2001

John W. Rowe – Exelon Corporation (exc)

JOHN W. ROWE is co-CEO and President of Exelon Corporation, formed in October 2000 by the merger of Unicom Corporation and PECO Energy. Prior to the formation of Exelon, Mr. Rowe served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Unicom Corporation and Commonwealth Edison Company from March 1998. Mr. Rowe was President and Chief Executive Officer of New England Electric System from 1989 to February 1998. Before joining NEES, Mr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Maine Power Company from 1984 to 1989 and as Senior Vice President of Law for Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) in Philadelphia. Mr. Rowe worked with the Chicago law firm of Isham, Lincoln & Beale from 1970 to 1980, where he became a partner in 1978 and served as counsel to the Trustees of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company. Mr. Rowe is a native of Wisconsin, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif. He serves on the Board of Directors at UnumProvident Corporation, Fleet Boston Financial and Wisconsin Central Transportation Company. Additionally, he is on the Board of Trustees at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago Historical Society, The Field Museum, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and the Illinois chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Mr. Rowe is Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, a Trustee of Northwestern University and a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Urban League, and The Commercial Club of Chicago, for which he serves on the Civic Committee. Profile
TWST: May we begin with a brief historical sketch of the company and

then a picture of things as they are now?

Mr. Rowe: Exelon was formed on October 20 of last year by the merger of