Exelon’s Vision for a Cleaner & Brighter Future

Exelon’s Vision for a Cleaner & Brighter Future

Katie Abbott, Vice President of Business Operations and Technical Support at Exelon Corporation discussed Exelon's commitment to powering a cleaner and brighter future for customers and communities. The company's supply chain function plays a key role in delivering on that commitment in a number of ways such as: proactively addressing evolving supply-chain disruptions to ensure the right parts are in the right place at the right time; expanding supplier diversity to become the first electric utility to be named to the Billion Dollar Roundtable of companies that spend over $1 Billion annually with diverse suppliers; and through their work as a founding member of the Electric Utilities Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance. On top of all this, their talented supply chain professionals leverage the highly integrated supply processes and systems to drive continuous improvement and performance excellence.

About Katie

As VP, Business Operations and Technical Services, Katie spearheads the company’s supply-chain transformation initiatives and leads teams responsible for enhancing and enabling Exelon’s supply-chain performance through systems, analytics, reporting, planning, and governance, and delivering accounts payable, inventory, investment recovery and corporate credit card services to Exelon. Katie also leads Exelon’s Separation Management Office and is responsible for overseeing a multi-year enterprise effort to fully transition and separate all systems and support related to the separation of Constellation Energy Corp., Exelon’s former power generation and competitive energy business.

Katie has held a variety of corporate roles since joining Exelon in 2002, most recently as assistant treasurer, with responsibility for ensuring liquidity for the enterprise, including cash management, short term investments, commercial paper programs, credit facilities, and bank relations. As assistant treasurer, she also led Exelon’s capital planning and project evaluation team, which provides governance for the company’s approximately $5B in annual capital expenditures. Prior to that role, she served as finance director for Exelon’s Business Services Company, where she led a team responsible for the budgeting, forecasting and cost management of over $1.2B in annual spend and launched Exelon’s industry recognized Diversity and Inclusion Partnership Program, now in its eighth year. She previously held positions as director of enterprise risk management, where she oversaw the corporate risk management and corporate credit functions, as well as roles directly supporting the chairman and chief executive officer and the chief financial officer. Prior to those roles, she held positions of increasing responsibility within the internal audit group, including manager of internal audit, where she was instrumental in developing the company’s anti-fraud and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs. Prior to joining Exelon, she held audit roles at United Airlines and KPMG.

Katie serves on the board of directors of the Crisis Center for South Suburbia, where she is the past board president and chairs their annual gala to raise funds to support survivors of domestic violence.

Katie received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University of Chicago. She received her certification as a certified public accountant in 2000.

This event is part of our Supply Chain Management Speaker Series Class, which is held every semester to further our mission of complementing our students’ classroom experience with the advice and expertise of practitioners.