Exelon today announced that its board of directors elected Anthony K. Anderson as a director. Anderson, 57, is former vice chair, executive board member and Midwest managing partner of Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y).
“Tony is a strong addition to the Exelon board of directors, and we look forward to working with him,” said Mayo Shattuck, executive chairman of Exelon. “He brings to the board extensive financial experience and an impressive combination of business, civic and corporate governance leadership.”
Anderson retired from E&Y in 2012, following a 35-year career there. In his most recent role as Midwest managing partner, he oversaw 4,000 partners and staff responsible for $1.2 billion in annual revenue. Prior to that, Anderson served as managing partner of the Pacific Southwest.
From 2000 to 2012, Anderson also served as vice chair and as a member of E&Y’s executive board, the company’s governing body.
Anderson currently serves on the boards of directors of AAR Corp., Avery Dennison Corp. and First American Financial Corp., as well as the Regional Transportation Authority. He previously served on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Anderson is chairman of the board of the Chicago Urban League. He also serves on the executive committees of the boards of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and World Business Chicago. He is a member of the boards of directors of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Field Museum of Chicago.
Anderson has played a leading role in advancing the goals of Perspectives Charter Schools, a network of five schools serving students in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville, Grand Boulevard and South Loop neighborhoods. Over six years, he has created programming and volunteer activities to promote students’ success, such as mentoring programs, internships and scholarships.
Anderson is a member of the American, California and Illinois Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Chicago State University.