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Senior Vice President, Legislative & Governmental Affairs

 

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John T. Hooker, senior vice president, government affairs, is responsible for managing ComEd’s relationships with the Chicago City Council, the Illinois General Assembly, and other state agencies.

 

Professional History

Prior to his appointment as senior vice president, government affairs, Hooker served as senior vice president, legislative and external affairs, ComEd. Simultaneously, Hooker served as vice president – property management, Exelon Energy Delivery, with responsibility for facilities, real estate and claims, at both ComEd and Philadelphia-based sister company PECO Energy.

 

Hooker has served in numerous ComEd departments for 39 years, holding management positions in industrial relations, marketing, governmental and regulatory affairs.  His expertise was instrumental to the passage of Illinois’ Customer Choice Law of 1997. 

 

Hooker is one of the founding members of the Exelon African American Members’ Association (EAAMA). Founded in 1990, the organization focuses on building members’ individual growth opportunities within the company. 

 

Civic Involvement

Hooker serves on the boards of directors of the Chicago State University Foundation, assisting in organizing and implementing the annual fundraiser campaign and providing advice to the university’s leaders where appropriate; Peoples Consumer Cooperative, which provides low-cost housing for the elderly; the Safer Foundation, a non-profit organization helping former offenders build productive lives; Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization whose purpose is “to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives”; and, The African American Legacy Initiative, a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life of the residents of our communities.  Hooker is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, an organization devoted to increasing the number of blacks and other minorities in energy-related fields.  He also is a member of Chicago State University's Business Hall of Fame committee, and is involved with the Chicago Public Schools Youth Motivation Program.

 

Education

Mr. Hooker holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Chicago State University.

 

Family

Mr. Hooker is married with grown children.

 

He can be reached at (312) 394-8836.

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