John F. Young
John Young is president and CEO of Energy Future Holdings Corp., a Dallas-based energy company with a portfolio of competitive and regulated businesses, including TXU Energy, Luminant and Oncor.
EFH, a Fortune 500 company, is the largest power generator, retail electricity provider and electric delivery business in Texas. Under Young’s leadership, the company has completed a $10 billion investment in capital improvements, adding 2,200 megawatts of new clean-air generation, making environmental upgrades on all its coal units, transforming the electric grid with smart technology, providing millions of dollars in low-income assistance and creating innovative, market-leading products and services to give customers greater choice, control and convenience. EFH and its employees also partner to serve communities and in the past five years have contributed more than $14 million to the annual United Way/TXU Energy AidSM campaign.
Prior to joining EFH, Mr. Young was executive vice president of finance and markets at Exelon Corporation, one of the nation's largest electric companies. He was responsible for the entire financial organization, including the controller, treasury, planning, investor relations, corporate development, risk management, tax, audit and controls functions. At the same time, he also led the trading and marketing organization, the Power Team. The Power Team was responsible for portfolio optimization, fuels management, wholesale marketing and Exelon Energy, the corporation's unregulated retail energy marketing entity in the Midwest.
Mr. Young's previous leadership responsibilities at Exelon included the role of president of Exelon Generation, where he managed the company's nuclear, fossil and hydro operations as well as the Power Team. He joined Exelon Power in March 2003 as chief operating officer and was named president of the operating unit in May 2003.
Prior to Exelon, Mr. Young was senior vice president at Sierra Pacific Resources Corporation with responsibilities for the operation of the company's fossil and hydro facilities. From 1983 until 2000, he rose through the ranks at Southern Company, then America's largest electric utility. His last position at Southern was executive vice president of Southern Generation, the largest wholesale energy provider in the Southeast.
Mr. Young joined Southern after serving five years in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Young serves on the boards of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Edison Electric Institute, Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, USAA, Baylor Healthcare System Foundation Advisory Board and National Petroleum Council. He formerly served on the board of the Dallas Citizens Council and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable, Center for Strategic and International Studies Dallas Roundtable, Dallas Citizens Council and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Forum.
In 1978, Mr. Young received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.