PPL Corporation announced that Dean A. Del Vecchio has been elected Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, a new position that reflects PPL's strong focus on creating technology-enabled utilities of the future. Del Vecchio will report directly to PPL President and Chief Executive Officer Vincent Sorgi. Prior to joining PPL, Del Vecchio served as Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Operations Officer for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, where he was responsible for defining and implementing a strategic technology vision that aligned with the company's long-term growth initiatives and business objectives. In addition, he was responsible for leading enterprise customer service and operations. He provided strategic oversight for Guardian's shared services organization in India, as well as real estate and facilities, physical security, office services, Guardian's source-to-pay process to drive procurement efficiency, and enterprise imaging.

Prior to joining Guardian, Del Vecchio was Senior Vice President, CIO, and Global Head of IT Shared Services at News Corp. and Dow Jones, where he was responsible for creating new and distinctive platforms for news and information delivery, as well as leading all application development and technology infrastructure. In addition to the CIO role, Del Vecchio served as the company's Chief Administrative Officer, creating a vision and plan to improve administrative service, delivery and processes. Del Vecchio is a member of the Amazon Web Services Financial Services Advisory Council, a founding member of the AI Pioneers Forum, a member of McKinsey's Life Insurance and Retirement Technology Executive Roundtable, a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and a governing body member of the CIO Executive Summit. He is also a member of the MIB Board of Directors and NPower Board of Directors. Del Vecchio earned his Master of Business Administration with honors from Villanova University and was the 2022 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® winner in the Philadelphia Large Enterprise category.