The AABE® Gulf Coast Chapter is one of eleven chapters in the Southeast Region of the organization. Founded on September 11, 2004 by Daryl E. Brown from Mississippi Power Company, the chapter has grown to provide opportunities for leadership and community service within the coastal region (AL, GA, FL and MS) of the United States. The chapter has received three consecutive AABE Chapter of the Year Awards since 2005. The Gulf Coast Chapter is proud to co-host the 2009 AABE National Conference in Orlando, Florida along with the other Southeast Region Chapters.
The AABE Gulf Coast Chapter delivers vital energy information to the community, awards scholarships to high school graduates pursuing energy careers, mentors youth and provides professional development opportunities to its membership.
AABE® Gulf Coast Chapter Mission Statement
To serve as a resource for policy discussion on the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities.
To ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable, sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials.
To encourage both the public and private sectors to be responsive to the problems, goals and aspirations of African Americans in energy-related fields.
To encourage African American students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships and other financial aid for such students.