Unicom Hires Moler To Head D.C. Office
John W. Rowe, Chairman, President and CEO of Unicom, announced
the appointment of Elizabeth Anne ("Betsy") Moler, 50, as the
company's senior vice president for federal government affairs.
Moler, currently an attorney in private practice in Washington,
D.C. is a former chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
("FERC"). Upon completion of Unicom's merger with PECO Energy, she
will head the combined company's Washington office.
"We are delighted to have Betsy join Unicom to head our
Washington office," said Rowe. "She is known across the nation as
one of the leading experts in our industry. Her experience at FERC,
at the Department of Energy ("DOE") and on Capitol Hill is
unparalleled. That experience will help us shape one of the
nation's premier utilities."
Moler served as FERC chair from 1993-1997 and as the deputy
secretary for the DOE from 1997 to 1998. She was first appointed to
FERC in 1988. Prior to that she was senior counsel to the U.S.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She has a B.A. in
International Relations from the American University School of
International Service and a J.D. from the National Law Center at
George Washington University. While at FERC, Moler was the
architect of FERC Order Numbers 888 and 889, which required
utilities to open their transmission lines to their competitors,
thus paving the way for electric utility industry restructuring.
"I am excited about joining the management team at Unicom and,
eventually, working for the combined company," said Moler. "Both
Unicom and PECO have been leading the industry through
restructuring. Once the merger is complete, the combined company
will be a major competitor in the emerging energy industry. I look
forward to representing it in Washington."
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