BGE CEO Butler named "Industrialist of the Year"

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr. was honored Thursday as Industrialist of the Year by Baltimore Museum of Industry.

The William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award recognizes business leaders with innovative approaches to industry and dedication to their communities.

Anita Kassof, the museum's executive director, said in a statement that Butler "epitomizes what the award celebrates — not only success and ingenuity on the business front, but support of charitable interests in the surrounding communities."

In the Baltimore-based utility company's 200th year, Butler oversaw initiatives aimed at improving safety, reliability, customer service, technology and diversity. He is a member of BGE's board of directors and the executive committee of Exelon Corp., BGE's Chicago-based parent company.

Outside the office, Butler serves on the boards of the Baltimore Community Foundation, University of Maryland Medical Center, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Greater Baltimore Committee, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, among others.

In 2016, Butler was chair of the United Way of Central Maryland's giving campaign and the Light City Baltimore festival. He also co-chaired the National Urban League Annual Conference Host Committee.

Butler was presented with the award at a luncheon Thursday.

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