Terence Donnelly

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ComEd


Terry Donnelly leads ComEd’s day-to-day operations. He is responsible for performance in operations, engineering, safety, service reliability, customer satisfaction, financial management and smart grid development.

ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation. ComEd delivers electricity to over 4 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois including the City of Chicago, or 70 percent of the state’s population.

Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $34 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in northern Illinois, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.

Donnelly began his professional career at PECO in 1983 and has over 34 years of experience in the utility industry.

He previously served as ComEd’s executive vice president of Operations, leading all energy delivery and transmission system operations. Donnelly has held several other executive positions covering a broad range of functions for ComEd and PECO.

Donnelly serves on the board of directors for Edison Illuminating Companies, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the House Theater of Chicago and the Big Shoulders Fund. He also serves as vice chair of the board of trustees and chair of the quality committee at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Donnelly earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA degree from Temple University.