Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
-- Bob Dylan

Friday, April 29, 2011

Exelon's John Rowe

John Rowe is not just CEO of Exelon, the nation's biggest generator of nuclear power, he also a major player in Chicago's  corporate-style school reform. He is the former chairman of the Commercial Club of Chicago.  Along with his wife, Jeanne, and son, William, he established the Rowe Family Charitable Trust. The Trust also co-founded the Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy, a part of the Noble Street charter school chain, in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood. The Rowes also serve as patrons of the Pope John Paul II parochial school on Chicago’s southwest side and the Rowe Elementary School. Rowe is also chairman of the Renaissance Schools Fund, a nonprofit organization formed to fund charter schools in the City of Chicago.

Rowe is currently trying to take control of Maryland's Constellation Energy and its subsidiary BG&E, an acquisition that would keep Exelon, best known here as the owner of ComEd, on top of a consolidating utility field, but probably cause massive layoffs within the newly consolidated company. The regional headquarters of our Midwest nuclear operation will likely remain in Illinois, as will the headquarters for ComEd.

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