“I am excited to join the board of ComEd because the company is and will be at the forefront of our region’s energy, environment, workforce and community investments,” said Ricardo “Ric” Estrada about his appointment as independent director with ComEd.
Estrada, 55, is the president and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services. Under his leadership, the agency has doubled the number of families it serves. Prior to joining Metropolitan in 2011, he held leadership roles in the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services and Chicago social services agency Erie Neighborhood House.
“Ric is a successful and experienced leader in human services and a passionate advocate for equity across the diverse communities ComEd serves,” said Calvin Butler, senior executive vice president and COO of Exelon, interim CEO of ComEd and vice chair of the ComEd board. “We welcome him to the board as a leader who has worked tirelessly to empower families throughout our region and provide the support they need to strengthen their communities.”
Estrada earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago, master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
A Chicago resident, Estrada grew up in the city’s Little Village neighborhood. He and his wife, Beatriz Ponce de León, reside in Chicago and are the parents of two young adult daughters.
Commonwealth Edison, commonly known as ComEd, is the largest electric utility in Illinois, and the sole electric provider in Chicago and much of Northern Illinois.
Photo credit: Metropolitan Family Services