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For Immediate Release


Greg Smore

PECO Announces Appointment of Michelle Hong to Board of Directors

Award-winning regional leader will help the company continue to power the diverse communities it serves across Greater Philadelphia

Michelle Hong

PHILADELPHIA (August 24, 2023) — PECO, Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas energy delivery company, today announced the appointment of Michelle Hong, co-head of the Philadelphia office at Northern Trust Wealth Management, to its board of directors.  

"We are thrilled to welcome Michelle Hong to PECO's board of directors," said Calvin Butler, Exelon's President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of PECO's board. "Michelle is a highly respected leader in Philadelphia, and I'm confident that her financial and legal expertise will complement the board's existing mix of skills and experience."  

"Community is at the heart of everything we do at PECO, and Michelle embodies this ethos," said Mike Innocenzo, PECO President and CEO and Vice-Chair of PECO's board. "She is deeply ingrained in the communities we serve across Greater Philadelphia and has made an incredible impact serving on boards for various nonprofits in the region. I look forward to working alongside Michelle, continuing to advance our work at PECO to provide an equitable, cleaner energy future for southeastern Pennsylvania." 

Hong is co-head of the Philadelphia office at Northern Trust Wealth Management, where she leads business strategy and execution for the practice. She has over 20 years of experience working with business owners, corporate executives, and multigenerational families on complex trust, tax, and charitable giving matters. She has worked with numerous private foundations and public charities on matters relating to governance, compliance, and institutional advancement. Hong started her career in private legal practice at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City and at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. 

"I am honored to join PECO's board of directors and to be involved with an organization that truly powers our community," said Hong. "PECO's commitment to bettering our region and supporting the diverse communities it serves is admirable, and I look forward to working alongside an immensely talented group of thought leaders." 

Hong also serves on the boards of Main Line Health, the Committee of Seventy, WHYY, and the National Association of Corporate Directors (Philadelphia). She is a prior Board Chair of Philabundance and has served on numerous other nonprofit boards and committees. 

Hong joins current PECO Board Members Nicholas Bertram, Flashflood President and COO, John Grady, Wexford Senior Vice President, Sharmain Matlock-Turner, Urban Affairs Coalition CEO, and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter.

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PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas delivery company. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to nearly 1.7 million electric customers and more than 548,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company's 2,900 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), a Fortune 250 company and the nation's largest energy delivery company, serving more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities. For more information visit, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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