Member Categories: Board of Directors


Craig Adams

Craig Adams is the former president and chief executive officer of PECO, Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility. He also served as executive vice president of Exelon Corporation and was a member of the Exelon Executive Committee and the PECO board of directors.

Over the course of his 35-year career with Exelon and PECO, Adams has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in myriad aspects of energy generation and delivery – from nuclear emergency preparedness and outage management to transmission and distribution, supply chain oversight and strategy development.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of the State of New York at Albany. Adams served in the U.S. Army and completed its Nuclear Power Program.

Adams serves as president of the board of directors of the Camphill Special School and chairs the board of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia. He also served on the boards of WHYY Inc., MontcoWorks, the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, and the American Gas Association.


Jonathan de Lauréal

Jonathan de Lauréal is a principal at Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP), involved in all areas of the firm’s investment activities.

Prior to joining BCP, De Lauréal served as an associate at Lightyear Capital, where he was involved in all aspects of the investment process, including evaluation of new investment opportunities, deal structuring and execution and ongoing monitoring of existing portfolio companies. He previously served as a member of the financial institutions group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch,where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and capital raises for clients in the asset management and insurance industries.

De Lauréal received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.


Mark Spender

Mark Spender serves as managing director at Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP) Management and a member of BCP’s investment committee. He also serves on the board of directors of Charah Solutions, Inc. and ATC Group Services LLC.

Since joining BCP in 2015, Spender has led BCP’s investments in the environmental services and utility services industries. Prior to joining BCP, he was a managing director in the global industrials group in Credit Suisse’s investment banking department. Spender also held various leadership roles in UBS’ investment banking department. During his career, he hasalso focused on a variety of other industrial subsectors, including engineering and construction, building products and construction materials and industrial distribution.

Spender holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance with highest distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.