Christopher M. Crane
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vice Chairman, Nuclear Energy Institute
Christopher M. Crane is president and chief executive officer of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the nation’s number one competitive energy provider. He oversees a family of companies representing every stage of the energy value chain, with more than 35,000 megawatts of owned generating capacity and 6.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Crane previously served as president and chief operating officer of Exelon Corporation. In that role, he oversaw one of the U.S. industry’s largest portfolios of electric generating capacity, with a multi-regional reach and the nation’s largest fleet of nuclear power plants. He directed a broad range of business including major acquisitions, transmission strategy, cost management initiatives, oversight of major capital programs, generation asset optimization and generation development.
Crane is an acknowledged leader in the electric utility and nuclear industries. He is a member of the executive committee of the Edison Electric Institute and the board of directors of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the industry organization promoting the highest levels of safety and reliability in nuclear plant operation. He is Vice Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the nation’s nuclear industry trade association, where he has also served as chairman of the New Plant Oversight Committee and as a member of the Nuclear Strategic Issues Advisory Committee, the Nuclear Fuel Supply Committee and the Materials Initiative Group. He is Vice Chairman of the World Nuclear Association, promoting the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear energy.
Crane studied at New Hampshire Technical College, and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He previously held a senior reactor operator certification.