Exelon Corporation CEO John W. Rowe to deliver keynote address at second annual Great Lakes Environmental Law Symposium
| John W. Rowe, chairman and chief executive officer of Exelon Corporation and chairman of the IIT Board of Trustees
W. Rowe, chairman and chief executive officer of Exelon Corporation and
chairman of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Board of
Trustees, will deliver the keynote address at the second annual Great
Lakes Environmental Law Symposium, co-sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent
College of Law and the Chicago Park District. The half-day symposium
will be held March 30 at the law school, 565 West Adams St. (between
Clinton and Jefferson streets), in Chicago. The program begins at noon.
The keynote address is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m.
John W. Rowe has led Exelon Corporation since its
formation in 2000 through the merger of PECO Energy and the parent
company of Commonwealth Edison. Exelon, a utility holding company
headquartered in Chicago, serves 5.4 million customers in Illinois and
Pennsylvania, and operates the largest fleet of nuclear power plants in
Rowe previously held chief executive officer positions at the New
England Electric System and Central Maine Power Company, served as
general counsel of Consolidated Rail Corporation, and was a partner in
the law firm of Isham, Lincoln and Beale. In 2004, Rowe became a member
of the IIT board of trustees, and he was named chair in 2006.
The annual environmental law symposium brings together a diverse
group of experts on Great Lakes law and policy, including environmental
specialists, law professors, state and federal regulators and nonprofit
conservation organizations. This year's participants will discuss
current and proposed state and federal regulation of the coal industry,
the costs of such regulation, environmental and public health benefits,
and the future of coal production in Illinois. A panel on alternative
energy sources will focus on legal issues, practicality, costs and
concerns related to alternative energy sources in the Great Lakes region
and beyond. Representatives from both sides of the Canadian oil sands
issue will discuss production and the probable economic, environmental
and public health impact of expanded reliance on this source of energy. A
networking reception will follow the program.
This program is eligible for 3.5 hours of MCLE credit. Registration
is required. General admission is $25, $50 for those seeking MCLE
credit, and $5 for students with current ID. Admission for IIT
Chicago-Kent alumni is $15 or $45 for those seeking MCLE credit. For
more information, visit www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/els/symposium.html or contact the IIT Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society, at email@example.com or (847) 721-6855.
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois
Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with
programs in engineering, psychology, architecture, business, design and
law. In the mid-1980s, IIT Chicago-Kent established one of the first
specialty programs in energy and environmental law, and has long been
recognized as a leader in the field. The Chicago Environmental Law
Clinic, launched in 1999, is a collaboration between the Chicago Legal
Clinic, Inc., and IIT Chicago-Kent that provides access to justice to
clients who would otherwise be unrepresented in urban environmental
matters that directly affect the health, safety and welfare of their
families and communities.