The Philadelphia Chapter endeavors to become extremely efficient and impactful by supporting and executing the core mission and programs of the Association.
Over the next 2 years, we will focus on:
Membership – We will continue to work with the sponsoring companies represented in our chapter to promote increased involvement in AABE. We have engaged and attended meetings at PGW, Exelon Nuclear, PJM Interconnection, PECO and other member affiliated sites. It is important that we all strive to establish functional and professional relationships across our region via connections in our energy related companies and community organizations.
STEM & Scholarships - It is our goal to be among the best chapters in AABE across the country as we promote higher education and the pursuit of degrees in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Math and business. We plan to host and partner with sponsoring companies and community organizations to engage local students in STEM programs and our signature BEAM event. The annual Scholarship application process continues to be enhanced and new ideas and participation is encouraged to help shape the application review and selection process. This year our chapter launched a book grant program for our scholarship recipients in an effort to promote stronger ties between our mentees and mentors.
Legislative – We will build on the success of previous forums and workshops sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter and grow our reputation for being resourceful and timely disseminators of information to the area companies and community groups in the areas of job opportunities, energy policy and economic development.
Professional Development – In our monthly meetings, through local and national programs, we will strive to help our members with networking connections, professional and career development. Your input is solicited on what you need to help you develop new skills or to extend your knowledge so that you can have a greater impact in your work environment and communities. Please note: the AABE National Conference is an annual event dedicated to educating the membership on contemporary energy trends, hot topics regarding electric, gas, oil, legislation.
2014/15 promises to be exciting years for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy as we look to grow presence, membership and community impact.
We invite you to join us for the monthly meetings. We encourage you to join us as torch bearers of the 37+ years of legacy of ‘Blacks in Energy’ who are committed to impacting our companies, our industries and communities.
Looking forward to working with you in 2014/15.
Sincerely, Peter Singh
President, Philadelphia Chapter
American Association of Blacks in Energy
For more information contact the Philadelphia Chapter of AABE.