Dear AABE Members and Friends,
Welcome to the Columbus, Ohio, Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). I’m humbled and honored to serve as your newly elected chapter president in 2014.
Our vision is to become the premier regional chapter of the AABE based on successful implementation of innovative chapter programs and activities that educate communities on the key impacts of energy industry news and issues. We plan to achieve this through our mission to serve as an educational and technical resource for the public on energy policies, regulations, and programs, along with providing professional development opportunities for energy industry professionals.
As you browse our chapter website, be sure to visit our news and events pages to stay informed about our activities. Along with hosting chapter meetings, hosting educational events and engaging in community volunteer opportunities, one of our chapter’s most notable achievements is our annual scholarship program. Through this program, we have provided more than $200,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors in and around the central Ohio area who are pursuing college degrees in energy-related fields. Please click on the Columbus Chapter Scholastic Committee page to learn more about our local scholarship program and how we’re empowering the next generation of energy professionals.
As I follow in the footsteps of past presidents, I’m excited to lead such a dynamic group of dedicated professionals, who have committed to and continuously focused on community service and scholarship. My hope is that as you engage through our website, you’ll become compelled to join us and offer your talents through membership, financial support and volunteerism to the Columbus Chapter of AABE.
This year, look forward to increased opportunities to engage, enhanced educational programs for membership and within our communities, and a deeper investment in the next generation of great minds continuing the legacy of innovation.
Again, welcome to our chapter website, and know that my “proverbial” door is always open.
Angela Montville, President