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On behalf of the Virginia Chapter of The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), I welcome you to our Chapter website. The Chapter was established in 2011 to serve as a resource for policy discussions in the energy industry, including utilities, trade associations, agencies, universities, consulting firms, and entrepreneurs.


AABE is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussion and development of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues


To ensure involvement of African Americans and other minorities in governmental energy policymaking.

To encourage public and private sectors to be responsive to challenges, goals, and aspirations of African Americans and other minorities in energy-related fields.

To encourage African Americans and other minorities to pursue careers in energy- related fields.

To promote and develop leadership and professional skills to build leaders who will shape the future of the energy industry.

To provide networking opportunities for stakeholders across all segments of the energy industry who are committed to professional excellence, civic responsibility, and diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

Focus Areas: Community Outreach, Legislative Issues & Public Policy, Membership Focus and Recruitment, Professional Development, Programs, and Student Relations

2017 is going to be an exciting year and we look forward to continued success by:

  • Issuing more scholarships to deserving high school students
  • Providing new professional development activities
  • Participating in our communities through such activities as   
  • business clothing drives for underprivileged youth
  • professional guidance to students through mock interviews
  • volunteer events: Adopt an Angel Tree Family and Feed More Kitchen
  • 1st annual charity golf tournament

AABE is a diverse organization. All are welcome and encouraged to join. 

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Ann Jones
Virginia Chapter, American Association of Blacks in Energy


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