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Calvin G. Butler Jr.

Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond since 2017

Calvin G. Butler Jr. is CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) in Baltimore, Maryland, and is responsible for safety, reliability, distinctive customer service, innovation and technology and diversity and inclusion. BGE’s CEO since March 2014, Butler is a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of its parent company, Exelon. He also is a member of RLI Corp.’s board of directors and the insurance company’s audit and nominations/governance committees.

Previously, Butler served as BGE’s senior vice president for regulatory and external affairs, was Exelon’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and held other leadership positions at Exelon and BGE’s sister utility, ComEd in Chicago. During the Exelon and Constellation Energy merger, Butler played a critical role in company and stakeholder relations. Before joining Exelon in 2008, Butler held senior leadership roles in external affairs as well as manufacturing with the print, digital and supply chain solutions company RR Donnelley. Butler spent his early career with Central Illinois Light Co., where he worked in government affairs, legal and strategy.

Butler serves on the boards of several prominent Baltimore-based organizations, including the Baltimore Community Foundation, the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Maryland Zoological Society (Maryland Zoo in Baltimore), the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Center Club and Caves Valley Golf Club.

Butler was the 2016 chair of the United Way of Central Maryland’s giving campaign, and was 2016 co-chair of the National Urban League Annual Conference. He was also the 2016 chair of Baltimore’s inaugural Light City Festival, a celebration of innovation and light that brought 400,000 people to downtown Baltimore, and will co-chair the event in 2017. He co-chairs the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Competitiveness Coalition and the BLocal initiative, a pledge by Baltimore’s leading businesses to buy, build and hire locally.

Butler earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and a law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. He remains actively involved with both institutions.

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