For Immediate Release
After BGE employees receive company's highest honor for volunteerism and community commitment
BALTIMORE (June 4, 2019) – Exelon, BGE's parent company, honored two outstanding BGE employees at its annual Energy for the Community Employee Volunteer Awards ceremony in Baltimore. The awards are the company's highest honors recognizing employees for their exceptional commitment to volunteering and serving communities. A total of $15,000 was awarded to the organizations where the two BGE employees volunteer.
Howells Ihekweme is a BGE general engineer and volunteers with the Family Development and Samaritan Foundation (FDSF) in Upper Marlboro, MD. Howells has volunteered in many capacities over the years, and he even took a year leave of absence in 2015 to go to Africa on a mission trip where he served in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana. One of his duties was to fulfill the needs of less privileged families and communities by providing food, clothing, and medicine with FDSF. He has also supported FDSF in Maryland for many years now. Howells received the Achievement Award in recognition for his contributions to FDSF and the foundation will receive a $10,000 grant in his honor.
John Woloszyn is a financial operations manager at BGE and volunteers with the Parks & People Foundation in Baltimore, MD. John is an active member of the Parks & People Foundation board of directors, where he serves as secretary, on the executive committee and on the revenue committee. John received the Merit Award and $5,000 in his name will be given to the foundation, which works to unite and strengthen Baltimore City's communities through green spaces and outdoor education.
"We applaud Howells and John for their passion and commitment to powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities across central Maryland," said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer for BGE. "Through their volunteerism they inspire us to improve the quality of life for people in the communities where we live, work and serve."
This year, Exelon, through the Energy for the Community Awards, has recognized 24 employees across its family of companies and donated $200,000 in their honor to nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. areas. In 2018, Exelon donated $51 million in shareholder funds to charitable organizations nationwide.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Large segment of the 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Region of the 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric and gas utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.