Calvin Butler and Jeff Edwards join Battelle board
On November 29, Columbus, OH-based Battelle announced the election of two distinguished industry leaders to its board of directors. The appointments are effective immediately. Battelle, the world’s leading independent research and development organization, serves government and commercial customers in the areas of national security, energy, health and the environment.
Calvin Butler is president and CEO of Exelon Corp. overseeing Exelon’s six local electric and natural gas companies—Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco. Together, they form the nation’s largest utility company by customer count, serving approximately 10 million electric and gas customers in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Delaware, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, and earning $19 billion in revenue. In addition, Butler is on the board of trustees of the Institute of International Education (IIE) serving as a vice chair and is on the board of governors for Argonne National Laboratory. He also serves on several nonprofit boards in areas where Exelon operates and is on the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress.
Battelle Board Chairman Kirkland Donald said, “The role of the board of Directors is to bring perspectives from a wide variety of experiences to benefit Battelle’s long-term success. Calvin’s deep roots and insight into the energy sector will benefit Battelle’s Energy and Infrastructure business. We look forward to his valuable contributions to Battelle’s success.”
“Solving the major challenges of our age, such as climate change, requires the type of work for which Battelle is best known. That includes a history of making significant investments in scientific innovation, coordination of the collective efforts of public and private sectors and attracting and nurturing talent from all corners of society to deliver a sustainable future,” Butler said. “I’m pleased to have the opportunity to guide Battelle’s future success as a member of its board of directors.”
Edwards is an industry leader with more than 30 years of experience in the building products industry and in his roles as the president, CEO, and chairman of Installed Building Products. He offers significant senior leadership, housing and construction industry knowledge, and strategic, operational and M&A experience.
“Jeff is an outstanding addition to our board of directors,” said Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer. “His business success, strong leadership and stature in the Columbus community will bring a fresh perspective to the way we conduct business at Battelle and help us fulfill our business and philanthropic mission.”
“I’ve long admired Battelle’s role in supporting STEM and other philanthropic programs that help strengthen the Central Ohio community,” Edwards said. “I’m thrilled to join this distinguished board and begin contributing to Battelle’s storied legacy of solving problems of great importance to the world.”
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