Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Exelon Corporation
Thomas O’Neill joined Exelon in 2017 after serving as General Counsel of ComEd, where he played a key role in developing energy legislation in Illinois. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Christopher House, which assists children and families in need. Thomas and the Exelon legal team recently received the Pro Bono Institute's Laurie D. Zelon Award for their work to improve access to justice.
Exelon’s legal department prides itself on its diversity and continues to look for ways to improve by hosting diverse summer law clerks and mentoring minority high school students. The company is involved in a variety of community outreach programs, including a partnership with Working in the Schools, a group that mentors low income and minority students in Chicago. Exelon was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2018 and 2019.
Joined LCLD 2014
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
2019: Kim Hassan, Katherine Smith; 2018: Shaila Lakhani Ohri, Kimberly Curry; 2017: Tamra Domeyer, Melissa Leigh Lauderdale; 2016: Denise Galambos, Ryan K. Harding; 2015: Jeanne J. Dworetzky, Nadim A. Kazi; 2014: Divesh Gupta, Amy M. Tarr; 2013: Jeffrey D. Hutton, Nina L. Jezic; 2012: Traci Braun, Anthony E. Gay; 2011: Anne Ciesla Bancroft, Veronica Gomez
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015, 2014, 2013
Annual Meeting (2019, 2018, 2017, 2014)
Annual Meeting Table Host (2019)
Leadership Summit (2017)
Member: Thomas O’Neill
Diversity Professional: Melissa Lauderdale-Ward