George A. Williams Position Senior Vice President, Operations Profile George A. Williams, senior vice president, operations, is responsible for overall coordination of operations including electric distribution, transmission maintenance, construction, safety, environmental services, new business, work management and training. Professional History Williams joined the company in 2006 and has more than 22 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He comes to ComEd after serving 4½ years at Entergy, including more than three years as vice president of Operations at Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, a boiling water reactor in Port Gibson, Miss. As vice president of the plant, Williams was responsible for providing strategic direction to 750 employees and contractors toward the achievement of operational results through leadership of the internal line and support organizations. He was also responsible for external engagement of regulatory bodies, public agencies and industry audiences. Williams joined Entergy Nuclear South in 2002 as vice president of operations support, providing strategic guidance to improve performance and efficiency of Entergy’s five nuclear units in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Before joining Entergy, Williams served from 2001 to 2002 at PPL Susquehanna as general manager of Nuclear Assurance. He reported directly to the senior vice president and chief nuclear officer and was responsible for strategic direction of nuclear quality programs and independent safety engineering evaluations. From 1999 to 2001, he served at Carolina Power & Light (CP&L), first as general manager of Plant Operations, overseeing the work of 800 employees. He went on to serve as general manager of Plant Operations, Southern Region, responsible for CP&L operations in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. Prior to joining CP&L, Williams spent 15 years at PECO, where he held a number of positions after starting at the company’s Limerick Generating Station in 1984. He served in various nuclear engineering, operations and technical positions at Limerick and obtained a Senior Reactor Operator License and Shift Technical Advisor Certification. He rose from nuclear shift supervisor at PECO to plant manager of the Delaware and Schuylkill fossil generating stations. In 1997, he became director of Operations and Maintenance for Exelon On-Site Energy & Services. In 1998, he moved to corporate as the director of Corporate Planning & Analysis. Honors Williams was selected by the editors of U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine for the prestigious 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology list for 2006 and also appeared on the 2005 list of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Technology. Honorees are chosen for this annual list based on their work in making technology part of global society. Civic Involvement Williams was an active board member in numerous civic and professional organizations in Mississippi, including United Way, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Andrew Jackson Council Board of Directors and American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). C96572 Education He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Widener University in 1984 and a master of business administration degree from Saint Joseph’s University in 1994. He has completed the Wharton’s Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania, the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership and Harvard University’s program for senior executives. Family George Williams is married to Lynn Williams, and they have three beautiful children, Charisse, Gregory and Allen.
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