Manager, State Government Affairs, PECO
Tom Bonner serves as Manager, State Government Affairs for PECO, with primary responsibility for analyzing the impact of federal, state and local policy challenges on the company and leading internal teams to develop its Advancing Smart Energy policy and business solutions.
During his time with PECO, Mr. Bonner has focused on both policies and programs advancing new technologies, including serving as the lead author of PECO’s successful $200 million Smart Grid Investment Grant application with the U.S. Department of Energy. Following the grant award, he organized the company’s grant compliance assessment and implementation planning project and functioned as Project Manager for PECO’s external Partnership programs.
Prior to coming to PECO in 2007, he served as Manager, Congressional Relations for MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company for more than a decade, and as Associate Director of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Washington, DC office. From 1991-1995, he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a senior legislative staffer.
Tom holds a Master of Planning Degree from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania with his wife, Heidi, and three children.
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