BALTIMORE (PRNewswire-FirstCall) Constellation Energy Group announced that Beth S. Perlman will join the corporation as Vice President and Chief Information Officer, reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer E. Follin Smith, effective April 22.
“This was an important search for us because technology is a key success factor in our energy marketing operation. In addition, we believe significant cost savings can be obtained over time by extending a common systems architecture across the company,” said Ms. Smith. “Beth has deep and varied middle-office, operations and technology experience with hard-charging financial and energy companies.”
Before joining Constellation Energy Group, Ms. Perlman had been Vice President of Enron Wholesale Trading Technology where she was responsible for 750 technologists and a budget of $180 million. Ms. Perlman, who began her career with Enron in 1995 as Director, Risk Management Administration, was named Senior Director, Strategic Systems Initiatives in 1997, Senior Director, Enron Europe Limited Technology in 1999, and was promoted to her last position in 2000.
Prior to joining Enron, Ms. Perlman had been Project Manager, Equity Derivatives Technology for Lehman Brothers from 1993 to 1995. Ms. Perlman also held the position of Group Manager, Finance & Accounting Systems for Kidder, Peabody & Company from 1990 to 1993. Prior to her employment at Kidder, Peabody & Company, she worked for J.P. Morgan from 1982 to 1990.
A New York native, Ms. Perlman graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in management information systems and finance from Syracuse University in New York.
Ms. Perlman will relocate to the Baltimore area from Houston, Texas.
Gene Taylor, Constellation Energy Group’s current Acting Chief Information Officer, elected to take an early retirement in December. He will stay on until June 1 to assist with Ms. Perlman’s transition. Taylor has 33 years of service with Constellation Energy Group and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company.