Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Dean A. Del Vecchio

Dean A. Del Vecchio is executive vice president and chief technology and innovation officer for PPL Corporation. With over three decades of leadership, IT and operations experience, Del Vecchio is focused on creating technology-enabled utilities of the future for PPL. This includes utilizing the latest advances in technology, automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics to deliver the clean energy transition safely, reliably and affordably for our customers.

Dean A. Del Vecchio

Del Vecchio has extensive experience in bringing companies into the digital age while strengthening cybersecurity, improving operational efficiency and delivering better outcomes for stakeholders.

Prior to joining PPL in February 2024, Del Vecchio was executive vice president and chief information and operations officer for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

In his role with Guardian, Del Vecchio 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-wide 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, he served as the company’s chief administrative officer, creating a vision and plan to improve administrative service, delivery and processes.

Del Vecchio earned his Master of Business Administration with honors from Villanova University.

He is a member of AI Pioneers Forum (founding member), Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and the governing body of the CIO Executive Summit. He is also a member of the MIB Board of Directors and the NPower Board of Directors.

Career Highlights

  • 30+ years of leadership, IT and operations experience.
  • Proven track record of driving innovation, bringing 100-year-old industries into the digital age, and improving operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Active on numerous industry and nonprofit boards, committees and advisory groups.
  • 2022 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® winner in the Philadelphia Large Enterprise category.