Robert D. Matthews became vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer in June 2021 and recently assumed responsibility for Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness. In this role, Robert is responsible for designing enterprise-wide strategies that facilitate a diverse and inclusive environment, supporting business objectives and positioning Exelon as a recognized leader in DEI. Robert also serves at Chair for Edison Electric Institute (EEI)’s DEI Executive Advisory Council. The council serves as a forum for working with members on emerging DEI issues, as well as enhanced reporting of member company best practices.
Robert previously served as vice president, workforce development and Exelon Utilities chief of staff in early March 2020. In that role, Matthews was responsible for the advancement, oversight and strategic direction of Workforce Development (WFD) across Exelon and oversaw the operations of the utilities CEO’s office. Prior to his role at Exelon Utilities, Matthews served briefly as Chief of Staff at Baltimore Gas & Electric. Previously, he served as director, talent management and talent acquisition for BGE. In that role, he had oversight for the talent management, organizational development and talent acquisition functions and was responsible for creating and implementing a cohesive strategy to attract, acquire, develop and retain talent. He also drove BGE’s diversity and inclusion recruitment initiatives and was responsible for leading internal and external efforts to shape BGE as a leader in workforce development. Prior to joining BGE in 2005, Matthews held leadership positions in human resources at print and digital solutions company Vertis, Inc., including manager of compensation and employee services. Matthews spent his early career with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield where he also worked in human resources roles.
Matthews currently serves on the Board of Directors at The Leadership, a civic leadership development organization established to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Baltimore. He is also board chair of the Baltimore Bon Secours Foundation. Matthews is very active in his local church, Open Door Fellowship, where he serves in a leadership capacity. He is also credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
Matthews earned a bachelor’s degree in business, and graduate degrees in business and counseling