Exelon Honors 18 Exceptional Employee Volunteers Nationwide, Donates $140,000 to the Nonprofits They Serve

  Exelon Honors 18 Exceptional Employee Volunteers Nationwide, Donates
  $140,000 to the Nonprofits They Serve

Volunteers perform magic for hospitalized children, empower young women, lead
                      running programs for the homeless

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- May 9, 2013

For most people, one full-time job is enough, but a leading national energy
company is honoring a select group of its employees for their dedication to
their second jobs — as volunteers in their communities.

Exelon today presented Energy for the Community Employee Volunteer Awards to
six central Maryland employees at a ceremony in Baltimore. Six outstanding
employee volunteers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania were
recognized at similar ceremonies last week in Chicago and Philadelphia,
respectively. In honor of all 18 employees’ commitment to volunteer service,
Exelon donated a total of $140,000 in cash grants to the local nonprofit
organizations they serve.

The honorees were chosen by an outside selection committee of nonprofit
community leaders.

“On behalf of all Exelon employees companywide, I am honored to share in the
celebration of our volunteer award winners and their accomplishments,” said
Christopher M. Crane, Exelon’s president and CEO. “Their dedicated commitment
to their organizations exemplifies how our employees make meaningful impacts
on the communities they serve, not only through their jobs, but also through
their volunteer service.”

The awards were open to all eligible employees of Exelon who volunteered at
least 50 hours of community service in 2012. Last year, 3,800 Exelon employee
volunteers gave nearly 105,000 hours of their time to community nonprofit
organizations. The donated hours are equivalent to more than 2,600 workweeks
or nearly 50 years of full-time service.

The awards are part of Exelon’s Energy for the Community corporate citizenship
program, which encourages employee volunteerism to support environmental
stewardship, education, arts and culture, neighborhood enhancement, and
diversity and inclusion in the communities the Exelon family of companies

2013 Energy for the Community Award Winners

There are three award categories: the Excellence Award, Achievement Awards and
Merit Awards. Award recipients receive $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000,
respectively, for their nonprofit organizations.


Justin Bedi, a staff auditor at Exelon, received Exelon’s top prize, the
Excellence Award, for his service with Open Heart Magic, which uses magic and
laughter to energize and aid in the healing of seriously ill children in
Chicago hospitals. As Exelon’s top honoree, Bedi will represent the company at
the National Jefferson Awards in Washington, D.C., later this year. The
Jefferson Awards are an annual celebration of volunteerism hosted by the
American Institute for Public Service.

Vito Martino, director of transmission at Exelon subsidiary ComEd, received an
Achievement Award for his service to Special Olympics Chicago, including
organizing golf events that have raised $50,000 for the nonprofit.

Audrey Todd, manager of IT training and communications at Exelon, received an
Achievement Award for her volunteer service to Oak Park River Forest Food
Pantry, where she helps provide hunger relief assistance and leads the
Saturday morning food distribution shift.

Thomas Parcher, a security lead at Exelon Generation’s LaSalle County
Generating Station in Marseilles, Ill., received a Merit Award for his
volunteer service with Streator Township High School Future Farmers of
America, for which he guides a student program that raises hogs for
distribution to food banks.

Kelly Sanchez, a lead IT analyst at Exelon, received a Merit Award for her
service with the Will County Humane Society, where she has served as a
volunteer dog walker and plays a critical role in helping potential adopters
find a pet that is the perfect match.

Nicole Tresnak, a lead crew leader at ComEd, received a Merit Award for her
volunteer activity with Cornerstone Services, where she has assisted adults
with disabilities for the last 10 years and raised unprecedented funds for the


Tumeka Flanigan, project manager at Exelon Generation’s Limerick Generating
Station, received an Achievement Award for educating and empowering women
through the YWCA Tri-County Area, where she helped create a program to educate
young women on generation gaps, body image, cyber bullying, advocacy and
non-traditional careers.

Brian Focht, senior training specialist at Exelon subsidiary PECO, received an
Achievement Award for his more than 25 years of service to the Willow Grove
Volunteer Fire Company, for which he responds to service fires, rescues and
public assistance needs and oversees a staff of 12 volunteers.

Brandon DiZebba, armed security officer at Exelon Generation’s Three Mile
Island, received a Merit Award for his mentorship work with Big Brothers Big
Sisters of the Capital Region, where he currently serves as a “big brother” to
two young males.

Mike Foley, gas work planner at PECO, received a Merit Award for his service
to Livengrin Foundation for Recovery, where he volunteers several days a week
and assists patients in their recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.

A team led by Jack Gamble, procurement engineer at Exelon, received a Merit
Award for creating a modular, high-tech, free-standing haunted house for
Halloween that grossed just under $25,000 for the Southern Ocean Rotary Club.

Mark M. Green, senior methods specialist at PECO, received a Merit Award for
volunteering with Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, where he is responsible
for the financial security of the organization, including securing
contributions and sponsorships from individuals and Delaware Valley businesses
through the annual Golf Classic event.


Barbara Palmer, business account representative at Exelon subsidiary BGE,
received an Achievement Award for counseling patients at the American Cancer
Society’s Hope Lodge, a residence for out-of-town patients undergoing
treatment for breast cancer.

Catherine Schreiner, principal information management analyst at BGE, received
an Achievement Award for her 22 years of service to the Kennedy Krieger
Institute’s Festival of Trees, a family-oriented holiday festival and raises
more than $1 million annually to benefit more than 18,000 children with
disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system.

Ed Wilson, executive director of association sales at Exelon business unit
Constellation, received an Achievement Award for his service to The Arc of
Howard County, where he works to raise awareness of the needs of individuals
with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Bruce Gibbons, senior manager of IT Commercial and Generation Client Services
at Exelon, received a Merit Award for leading a charity golf tournament that
raised almost $50,000 to enhance care for the Greater Baltimore Medical
Center’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Michelle Swanson, commercial project manager at Constellation, received a
Merit Award for her service to Back on My Feet, where she engages homeless and
underserved populations in a running program to encourage confidence and

Matthew Wade, associate with Constellation, received a Merit Award for his
service to Blue Water Baltimore, for which he participates in cleanup and
restoration efforts to improve the quality of the community’s water and
teaches children with disabilities the importance of protecting local

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy
provider, with 2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 billion. Headquartered in
Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the
District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S.
power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity
comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation
fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and
services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and
approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver
electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central
Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania


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