As vice president of Governmental Affairs, Marlow Colvin is responsible for managing state legislative initiatives, as well as developing and maintaining strategic relationships with key state stakeholders. ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and delivers electricity to approximately 3.8 million residential and business customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population.
Prior to joining Exelon, Colvin spent more than a decade as a state representative in the Illinois General Assembly. Colvin was sworn in as the State Representative of the 31st Legislative District in October of 2001. In November of 2002, he was elected to his first full term as the State Representative of the 33rd Representative District.
In addition to serving on more than two dozen committees during his tenure, Colvin chaired the House Consumer Protection Committee for 6 years. He was Chairman of the Illinois House Black Caucus for 6 years and served in Illinois House Leadership as the Majority Conference Chairman for the House Democratic Caucus at the time of his resignation.
At the time of his appointment as State Representative, Marlow worked as an administrator in the Office of the Cook County Assessor. As Manager of External Review, Marlow was responsible for the management of all projects relating to the research, development and training initiatives for the industrial and commercial valuation divisions in the Assessor’s office. He coordinated all the industrial and commercial valuation database projects and managed the Cook County Assessor’s Office administrative duties with regard to all Cook County valuation complaints filed at the Illinois Property Tax Appeals Board.
Colvin serves on the Governing Board for Advocate Trinity Hospital, The Jackson Park Foundation Board, and the Kiwanis Club of Southeast Chicago. Marlow is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Colvin is a graduate of Chicago State University and received numerous awards, including the Al Raby and Nancy Jefferson Memorial Awards. He was inducted into the National Political Science Honor Society and was awarded and accepted a graduate studies fellowship to the Ralph J. Bunche Summer Institute at the University of Virginia.