Vice President & General Counsel, PECO Energy Company
Diaz serves as the chief legal officer of the company and oversees its team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of PECO’s legal affairs in Pennsylvania. He also serves on PECO’s Political Action Committee. Based in Philadelphia, PECO is Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility. The company employs about 2,500 people, owns $10 billion in assets, and generates approximately $3 billion in annual revenues. A subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the nation’s largest competitive energy provider, PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 500,000 gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.
Prior to his current position, Diaz was responsible for the company’s governmental and external affairs, including development of the company’s award-winning suite of energy efficiency programs to help customers save energy and money. Diaz joined PECO as Associate General Counsel in 2008 and managed the regulatory law practice group in Philadelphia, PA. From 2005 until 2008, Diaz served as the City Solicitor of Philadelphia after joining the City of Philadelphia Law Department in 2002. For most of his career, he lived in Washington, DC, where he held numerous legal and management positions at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy. Following unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, he was appointed by President William J. Clinton to serve as assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.