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 is responsible for BGE’s successful execution of the company’s six key areas: safety, reliability, distinctive customer service, innovation and technology, and diversity and inclusion. Butler also is a member of BGE’s Board of Directors and a member of the executive committee of BGE’s parent company, Exelon. Butler currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and RLI Corp, where he is a member of the Audit and Nominations/Governance committees.
Prior to becoming CEO in March 2014, Butler served as 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). 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 CILCORP (Central Illinois Light Co.), where he worked in government affairs, legal and strategy.
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 remains actively involved with both institutions.
Butler and his wife, Sharon, have two children, Blake Calvin and Raini Alexis.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Vice President, Customer Operations and Chief Customer Officer
Vice President, Electric Distribution
Vice President, Strategy and Regulatory Affairs
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, Support Services
Vice President and General Counsel
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, Governmental and External Affairs
Vice President, Gas Distribution
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
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, Electric Transmission & Substations
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Vice President, Human Resources