About William H. Spence
Chairman, President and CEO
PPL Services Corporation
William H. Spence, chairman, president and chief executive officer of PPL Corporation, has more than three decades of experience in the utility industry. He also is a member of the Corporate Leadership Council, which sets the strategic direction for the company and its subsidiaries.
Spence, who joined PPL in 2006 as chief operating officer, was named president and CEO in 2011 and was named chairman in 2012. Previously, he had 19 years of service with Pepco Holdings and its heritage companies, Delmarva Power and Conectiv. He joined Delmarva Power in 1987 in the company’s regulated gas business, where he held various management positions before being named vice president of trading for Delmarva Power in 1996. In that position, he helped to grow the trading operations from inception to more than $2 billion in revenues and integrated the merchant operations of Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva Power during the merger of the two companies.
Spence was named senior vice president of Conectiv in 2000, prior to the merger with Pepco, and eventually was named president of Pepco Holdings’ $3 billion competitive generation and retail marketing businesses.
Spence earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. He also is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Nuclear Technology Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Spence serves on the boards of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the National Nuclear Accreditation organization and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and as a trustee adviser to the Delaware Museum of Natural History. He is also a member of the Electric Power Research Institute's Research Advisory Council.
PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), headquartered in Allentown, Pa., through its subsidiaries, owns or controls about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets and delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.
Keynote Speaker Tuesday June 12, 2012