Baltimore Magazine’s inaugural GameChangers magazine features Exelon Utilities CEO Calvin Butler on the cover
Prior to being named Exelon Utilities CEO, Calvin Butler served in the same role at BGE. During his five-year tenure he seized the opportunity to use the company’s size and economic impact in a purposeful manner: ensuring all communities in the company’s service area had access to job opportunities, setting and breaking audacious spend goals with diverse-certified contractors, and expanding charitable giving and volunteer efforts.
A brief excerpt of Baltimore Magazine’s feature, “Calvin’s Calling,” is below. Click here for the full article.
“Do I think we’ve made progress? Yes. Do I think we’re close to being there? No, because as long as we have high unemployment rates in pockets of the city, high healthcare disparity, as long as kids in certain zip codes don’t get the same level of education, there’s a problem.”
He’s optimistic that breaking down silos and providing opportunities for young people and their parents will lead to progress. Given BGE and parent firm Exelon’s size and reach, he anticipates playing an expansive role in radical change, not only in Baltimore but also across BGE’s wider customer area.
“I recognize our leadership responsibility as a corporate citizen because we’re not packing up and going anywhere. So what do we do with that responsibility?” Butler asks. “I think leaning in and not only being a trendsetter but a thought provoker, an impact player, is who we are.”