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At BGE, leadership means integrity, forward thinking, openness to ideas and principled decision-making. BGE has been serving Central Maryland for more than 200 years. That kind of longevity doesn’t happen by chance. It happens because of the men and women whose talents and skills guide our strategic direction and inspire others to follow their lead.
Our values are part of our daily operations and our commitment to the region. BGE defines itself through how we operate and what we believe. Our values reflect the principles we stand for and guide our actions and our interactions.
Chief Executive Officer
Calvin G. Butler Jr. is the chief executive officer of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), the nation's first gas utility. Butler oversees safety,
reliability, customer service, financial performance and BGE’s commitment to
creating an inclusive culture. He is a member of BGE's Board of Directors and the executive committee of BGE's parent company, Exelon.
Butler serves as vice-chair of the Gridwise Alliance, an advocacy organization promoting modernization and innovation for the nation's electrical grid, as an Independent Trustee of the PNC Funds Board, and on the Board of Directors for RLI Corp serving as a member of its audit and nominations/governance committees.
Prior to becoming CEO in March 2014, Butler was BGE's senior vice president, regulatory and external affairs. Butler also served as Exelon's senior vice president of corporate affairs and held other leadership positions at Exelon and BGE's sister utility, ComEd (Chicago).
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. He spent his early career with CILCORP (Central Illinois Light Co.), where he held positions in government affairs, legal and strategy.
He has been recognized by several organizations for his leadership and community commitment. In 2017, he was named among Black Enterprise Magazine's "300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America," and "Industrialist of the Year" by the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The Daily Record named Butler one of Maryland's "Most Admired CEOs" and one of its top 35 Influential Marylanders, while Baltimore Magazine named him as one of its "Top Ten Baltimoreans."
Butler earned a bachelor's degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo. He received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Morgan State University in 2014.
Butler and his wife, Sharon, have two children, Blake Calvin and Raini Alexis.
Vice President, Electric Operations
Biagiotti earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering with a minor in
Mathematics from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in business administration
from Loyola College of Baltimore.
Vice President, Gas Distribution
Vice President, Regulatory Policy and Strategy
Vice President and General Counsel
John Corse is vice president and general counsel. In this role, he oversees the provision of legal services to the company.
Corse joined BGE's parent company Exelon in 2003 as chief litigation counsel, and has held various attorney positions over time. In 2019, he was named vice president and general counsel.
Corse has been active in many pro bono efforts with the Baltimore City Bar Association, and is a supporter of the United Way of Central Maryland.
Corse earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.
Vice President, Technical Services
Derrick Dickens is vice president of technical services. He is responsible for asset & records management, distribution engineering, distribution planning, electric system reliability planning, investment strategy, project management, smart grid initiative and vegetation management.
Before joining BGE, Dickens began his career with Exelon in 2004 and has held many key leadership positions at PECO including roles in reliability and maintenance planning, public relocations, regional engineering, technical services, training and field operations. He most recently served as director, advance meter infrastructure, where he was responsible for implementing PECO’s Smart Future Greater Philadelphia project which includes the installation of a robust, multi-tiered communication infrastructure to support advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and distribution automation (DA). Prior to joining Exelon, Dickens worked for about 18 years in the telecommunications and software industries.
Dickens holds memberships in the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). Derrick is a member of the B&O Railroad Museum Board of Directors.
Dickens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering with a minor in mathematics and an MBA with a specialization in finance from LaSalle University.
Vice President, Transmission and Substations
Carol A. Dodson is vice president of Transmission and Substations. In this role, she is responsible for transmission and substation engineering, transmission and substation construction, operations and maintenance and BGE's NERC/CIP Compliance program.
Dodson joined BGE in 1983 and has held positions in Exelon, as well as BGE in the areas of utility oversight, engineering and project management, business transformation, distribution construction, operations and maintenance, distribution system operations, strategic customer engineering, energy sales and services, and substation support services. Prior to her current role, Dodson previously served as vice president of customer operations and chief customer officer where she was responsible for overseeing the processes, systems and planning that support internal and external customer interfaces.
Dodson currently serves on the board of directors for Business Volunteers Maryland, Downtown Partnership and the League for People with Disabilities. She also serves on the Advisory Boards for Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) and the University of Maryland Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a member of Executive Alliance, an organization that champions women leaders. She is a graduate of Leadership Baltimore County class of 2009.
She lives in Baltimore County with her husband and 2 daughters.
Dodson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland with honors and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Baltimore. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Vice President, Human Resources
Galambos was named vice president of human resources for BGE in May of 2017. Prior to that, she served as Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment for Exelon Corporation. In this role, she was responsible for labor and employment litigation, labor relations negotiations, organizing activity and litigation; labor and employment aspects of all Merger & Acquisition transactions, as well as training and counseling for Exelon's Human Resources professionals.
Prior to joining Constellation Energy Group in 2003, Galambos was Of Counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Washington, D.C. for eight years and also spent five years as a litigation attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Galambos is active in the Baltimore Community. She serves on the boards of Young Audiences and SquashWise and volunteers on The Women's Law Center's Employment Law Hotline.
Vice President and Controller
Before his current role, Holmes was director of Exelon Generation Accounting where he was responsible for the accounting and financial reporting aspects of Exelon Generation's nuclear, gas-fired, renewable and hydroelectric generating fleet with accounting teams spanning three geographic locations. Holmes joined Exelon in 2012 through the company's merger with Constellation Energy. He held several key accounting leadership positions within Constellation, including director of Accounting Policy and Research and director of Technical Accounting.
Before joining Constellation, Holmes spent four years with the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, and eleven years with the Tennessee Valley Authority in various accounting and financial reporting positions.
Vice President, Communications
Aaron Koos is vice president of communications. He oversees initiatives to improve stakeholder interactions, engage employees, increase organizational transparency, shape public dialogue and build organizational reputation. He is part of the Exelon Communications leadership team coordinating communications functions at Exelon’s six energy delivery companies.
Aaron joined the company in 2006 as part of the Constellation Energy corporate communications team. There he was responsible for managing several communications platforms, including digital and social media outlets, and environmental and sustainability communications. He also managed communications for the company’s retail energy, renewables and energy efficiency businesses. This included serving as spokesperson for retail subsidiaries and business lines, overseeing media outreach initiatives, and developing content and collateral materials. He joined Baltimore Gas and Electric in 2011 and since 2016, has led the Communications team, as well as coordinated communications campaigns for Exelon-wide initiatives. Prior to joining the company, he was a vice president of Wills & Associates, a public relations agency in Baltimore serving a range of regional and national clients.
Aaron is serving as president of the Board of the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, leads a Cub Scout pack and is a committee member for a local Boy Scout troop. He is a member and former officer of the Baltimore Public Relations Council and a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Maryland Chapter.
He is married with two sons.
Koos holds a Master of Professional Studies, Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University and Bachelor of Arts, History from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Vice President, Governmental and External Affairs
Vice President, Information Technology Applications
Michael Menendez serves as vice president of IT for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE). In this role, he is responsible for leading BGE’s IT operations and transformational programs. Menendez previously served as IT director for Exelon Utilities, responsible for defining the IT strategic direction for the company’s fleet of utilities.
An information technology leader with nearly two decades of progressive experience, Menendez’s expertise includes delivering complex multi-million dollar programs and projects, designing and managing large support organizations, defining strategy, and leading Fortune 500 “M&A” activities.
Menendez currently serves on the Board of Directors for Philadelphia Futures and also regularly volunteers for local food charities and youth sports organizations.
Menendez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science & Technology from Drexel University in Philadelphia, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and also is a graduate of Leadership Philadelphia. He is formally trained and certified in Project Management, ITIL, and Six Sigma disciplines.
Menendez and his wife, Cathy, have two children, Cole and Kaden.
Senior Vice President, Regulatory and External Affairs
Vice President, Support Services
Liz O'Connor is vice president of Support Services and Chief Safety Officer. In this role, she leads many critical areas of the company, including training, security, environmental management, performance assessment, fleet services, and real estate and facilities. She is also the company's Chief Safety Officer, with oversight for the company's safety and wellness initiatives.
Liz, who joined the company in 2004, has held leadership positions in Information Technology and BGE Customer Operations (contact center and customer strategy and governance) organizations.
Liz volunteers her time coaching youth sports for Hero's club lacrosse and Sting basketball, working with the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation (a non-profit organization committed to finding a cure for childhood brain cancer), and continues to assist Ridge to Reefs with its ongoing restoration efforts in Puerto Rico.
Liz holds a business computer information systems degree from Hofstra University.
Vice President, Customer Operations and Chief Customer Officer
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Vahos serves on the executive committee as vice president of the Towson University Foundation Board of Directors. He is also a member of the YMCA of Central Maryland Board of Directors.
President and Chief Operating Officer