John J. Viera
BS Electrical Engineering, Marquette University. MBA, Illinois Institute of Technology
Marquette Chapter, 1951
Wife – Carolyn. Children – Teresa, John, & Maria
An NROTC graduate, Mr. Viera joined Commonwealth Edison after serving three years in the Navy. During his 37 year career, he held several engineering and administrative positions. In December 1974, Mr. Viera was appointed company Operating Manager responsible for the operating, engineering, and construction activities. He also had direct responsibility for the construction of the transmission system, the transportation and meter departments. In 1977, Mr. Viera was promoted to corporate Vice President responsible for the seven company operating divisions. In 1987, he assumed the management of the marketing, real estate, corporate services and load management and conservation departments.
Director, St. Paul Federal Bank; Board Member, Illinois Housing Development Authority; Trustee, Roosevelt University; Director, Children’s Memorial Hospital; Trustee, Chicago Architecture Foundation; Director & Advisor, Catholic Charities; Director, Chicago Community Ventures Inc.; Director, Urban Gateways.
Economic Club of Chicago; Serra Club of Chicago; Northwestern University Associate; Western Society of Engineers; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; United Way National Advisory Committee; Lay Witness Team, U.S. Air Force; Local Initiatives Support Corp. ; General Chairman-1994 IEEE/PES Conference and Exposition; Marquette University Engineering Advisory Council.
Marquette Engineering Professional Achievement, 1975; Illinois Institute of Technology Professional Achievement, 1982; Marquette Club of Chicago Alumnus of Year, 1994; Triangle Fraternity Men of the Century, 2007.