John F. Young
President and Chief Executive Officer
Energy Future Holdings Corporation
Chairman, Nuclear Energy Institute
John F. Young is president and chief executive officer of Energy Future Holdings Corporation, a Dallas-based energy holding company with a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries primarily in Texas, including TXU Energy, Luminant and Oncor.
Before joining EFH, Young was Exelon's executive vice president of finance and markets, responsible for Exelon's entire financial organization including the controller, treasury, planning, investor relations, corporate development, risk management, tax, audit and controls functions, and Exelon's trading and marketing organization, the Power Team.
Young's previous leadership responsibilities at Exelon included the role of president of Exelon Generation, where he managed the company’s nuclear, fossil and hydro operations.
In both of these leadership roles, Young oversaw the power trading and marketing operations of Exelon's Power Team. The Power Team was responsible for portfolio optimization, fuels management, wholesale marketing and Exelon Energy, the corporation's unregulated retail energy marketing entity in the Midwest. Young joined Exelon Power in March 2003 as chief operating officer and was named president of the operating unit in May 2003.
Young joined Exelon from Sierra Pacific Resources Corporation, where he was senior vice president with responsibilities for the operation of the company's fossil and hydro facilities. From 1983 until 2000, Young rose through the ranks at Southern Company, then America's largest electric utility. His last position at Southern Company was executive vice president of Southern Generation, the largest wholesale energy provider in the Southeast.
Young joined Southern after serving five years in the Navy, including a tour as engineering officer of the guided missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga.