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Pam Strobel

Current Term


Appointed By Governor


Professional Experience

  • Executive vice president, Exelon Corporation (1999-2005); chief administrative officer (2003-2005)
  • President, Exelon's Business Services Company
  • Chief executive officer, Exelon Energy Delivery (1999-2003)
  • Executive vice president, Unicom Corporation and ComEd
  • General counsel, Com Ed (1993-1999)
  • Partner, Sidley Austin (1988-1993)
  • Associate and partner, Isham Lincoln & Beale (1977-1988)

Professional/Civic Affiliations, Activities and Community Service

  • Director, State Farm Automobile Insurance Company, Domtar Corporation and Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  • Trustee, Searle Family Trusts
  • Member of board, Chicago High School for the Arts
  • Former chair and life trustee, Ravinia Festival
  • Member of board and former chair, Civic Consulting Alliance
  • Member, Commercial Club of Chicago
  • Member, Economic Club of Chicago
  • Member, Chicago Network
  • Former chair, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago

Awards and Honors

  • Arts Advocate Award from the Illinois Arts Alliance (2009)
  • Chicago Alumni of the Year Award, University of Illinois Alumni Association (2006)
  • Crain's Chicago Business list of 100 Most Influential Women (2004)
  • Chicago Sun-Times' list of Top 10 Businesswomen in Chicago (2004)
  • Association of Professional Fundraisers Award for Executive Leadership (2003)
  • Myra Bradwell Award for Excellence in the Profession from the Women's Bar Association of Illinois (2003)
  • Luminary Award from the Girl Scouts of Chicago (2002)
  • Fortune magazine list of 50 Most Powerful Women in America (2002)
  • YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago's Outstanding Achievement Award in Business (2002)
  • Today's Chicago Woman Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Diversity Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (2000)
  • Founder's Award from the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women (1997)
  • Women of Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League (1997)
  • Distinguished alumna, University of Illinois (1996)


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Illinois (1977)
  • B.S., Journalism, Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois (1974)

Party Affiliation