Leadership Profile George Williams by R0p7u6K

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									                         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).




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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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